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Project Jumpstart offers high-impact programming, including career development and entrepreneurship workshops, and networking events.

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Jumpstart Entrepreneur: Chris Botti
On Pursuing a Career in the 21st Century

Chris BottiThe phenomenally successful and deeply soulful trumpeter Chris Botti is Project Jumpstart’s Entrepreneur of the Month for August.

An alumnus of the IU Jacobs School of Music, Botti’s career has included a 2013 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album, three nominations in 2010 for his live album Chris Botti in Boston. No less than four of his albums have reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard jazz albums chart. His collaborations include working with Sting, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Frank Sinatra. In the coming year, Chris will perform with alumnus Joshua Bell on an international tour.

Chris recently spent time talking with Project Jumpstart about his life as a student in the Jacobs School of Music, early career moves, and what it takes to keep up with a fast-changing musical landscape.

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