Chris Botti is known as a professional trumpeter who has toured with Sting and other famous musicians, and travels with his own band. But he’s got strong Oregon roots. Chris grew up in Corvallis and played jazz in Portland with Ron Steen as a teenager. OREGON ART BEAT talks with Chris and captures his “homecoming” performance in Corvallis. Tune in to the stations of OPB TV on Thursday, August 30 at 8pm.

 Sarah Horowitz was a smart kid. She wanted to know how the world was put-together. So she went to college to study math, and physics. But along the way, she discovered something — printmaking! Now Sarah creates fine art prints and drawings from her Portland studio. They’re beautiful portraits of plants and flowers. But what makes them so special is they’re made with the same intellectual curiosity and sense of wonder of that girl who wanted to be a scientist.

 Music fills Pete Krebs life. If he’s not playing a gig, teaching a lesson or writing a song, he’s listening to it or thinking about it. And that’s just how it’s meant to be according to Krebs who has been part of Portland’s music scene for more than two decades. These days he heads the Pete Krebs Trio that plays music that evokes the early days of European and American jazz. This edition of ART BEAT scans the chapters of Kreb’s life, including a life-altering cancer diagnosis that he credits to helping him achieve the satisfaction he has with his life and work.

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OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 13th season. ART BEAT profiles Northwest artists, musicians and artisans — from an operatic baritone to a bit-and-spur craftsman to everything in between. The program airs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 1am and 6pm. In the Mountain Time Zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9pm Thursdays and repeats at 7pm on Sundays. Funding for OREGON ART BEAT is provided in part by James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Kinsman Foundation. More information is available online at

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