Malibu Seen: Everything Alpert
Herb Alpert, iconic trumpeter, composer, A&M Records co-founder, artist and philanthropist, has announced additional tour dates for 2018-19.
Herb Alpert and his wife, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lani Hall, with their gifted band perform an eclectic mix of pop standards: everything from Cole Porter to the Beatles. You’ll hear everything from classic Tijuana Brass to Brasil ‘66 to improvisational jazz. The 2018-19 tour features a video screen that displays many classic moments from Herb and Lani’s music careers.
Last year was a banner year for Alpert. His two recent albums, “The Christmas Wish” and “Music Volume 1,” both reached the top of the Contemporary Jazz charts, and in January 2017, Alpert was nominated for his 10th Grammy for his 2016 album “Human Nature.” In addition, 13 of Herb’s albums returned to the Billboard Top 50 Catalog Jazz albums chart. Eleven of his titles are currently in the Top 100 Jazz albums on Amazon. Billboard also listed Herb at No. 7 on their Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists.
A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert’s albums have sold more over 72 million copies, and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200.
Two-time Grammy award-winning vocalist, Lani Hall, was the lead singer and “voice” of Sergio Mendes’ iconic group, Brasil ‘66. She has the distinction of recording over 22 albums in three different languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish. She is also known for her recording of the theme song to the 1983 James Bond film, “Never Say Never Again.” She penned many English lyrics for the Brazilian songs she sang while with Brasil ‘66, as well as throughout her solo albums. She is also the author of “Emotional Memoirs,” a book of short stories, fiction and non-fiction, with personal memoirs that lead the reader in to each story.
Herb and Lani have dedicated their lives to philanthropy, funding programs for artists of all ages including jazz education and programs that teach compassion and well-being.
In 2010, the Herb Alpert Foundation came to the rescue of the Harlem School for the Arts as the doors were about to close for good. Now, with a board of directors and management, the school is flourishing and is a beacon for kids.
Now, the Alerts will be putting in their share of traveling with stops at the San Jose Jazz Fest, St. Louis, Santa Cruz, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts and Salt Lake City. Closing the tour, you won’t want to miss them on Dec. 20 at Walt Disney Music Hall with the fabulous Manhattan Transfer. That’s going to be a winner, so let the music play!