Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti was 12 years old when he first heard Miles Davis play “My Funny Valentine.” The experience made an impression on the young Botti, and was the catalyst for a lifelong exploration of melody that has become a driving force in Botti’s musical career. In today’s An Evening with Chris Botti, the Houston Symphony is led by conductor Stuart Chafetz. Botti will perform selections from his chart-topping jazz albums, including his latest release, Impressions.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $40 to $135.
Fri., April 25, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 27, 7:30 p.m., 2014