Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four#1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold and Platinum records and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Chris Botti returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, May 3 at 8pm, part of the Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine & Jazz Series. Join us at 7:15pm for a free Italian wine tasting by Pera Wines and an art exhibit by Paul Mango in the lobby! Visit Bernard’s (20 West Lane, Ridgefield) on the day of the show for a great Prix Fixe Menu. Reservations suggested. Media partner for this event is Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Media For The Curious. For tickets ($110) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.