Bott studied vibraphone and composition at the Berklee
College of Music in Boston with teachers such as Gary Burton
and Bob Brookmeyer. He graduated "summa cum laude"
and since then works as a freelance vibraphonist and composer
He received several scholarships by the city
of Berlin and composition commissions for his own jazz orchestra.
Many of his concerts throughout Europe were recorded by TV
and radio. He obtained awards at various international competitions
such as the "NDR-Musikpreis" for big band conductors,
the 1st prize at the Improvisation Competition in Leipzig,
the Europ Jazz Contest and the Wayne Shorter Award, USA.