Brian Joyce
He is a world renowned jazz trumpeter- who has played with many other musicians against a broad musicical spectrum-However, it is his passion as an artist - that launches him to the top of the list-his love of jazz music coupled with his extraordinary talent would be enough-his passion is also coupled with the education and exposure of young people to keep this uniquely American muic (jazz) alive into the next millenium - my vote is for his talent,and an intuitive style that makes him #1
Rosanne Barone
This is an instrumental artist who has a passion for playing the trumpet. His particular expression is an invitation to other artists, particularly singers to lend their style and delivery to the accompaniment of this humble, but influential music maker. Chris Botti should be applauded and honored for his contribution to the musical scene and in particular for his communal,inclusive nature of other artistic expressions.