Herb Alpert’s persistent artistic vision reverberates as one note comprised of three simultaneous chords: curiosity, integrity and excellence. Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist and entrepreneur, Herb Alpert is one of this generation’s true Renaissance Men, a man with a profound passion empowering his every endeavor. An extraordinary musician, Alpert’s trumpet playing has earned him five #1 hits, eight Grammy Awards, fifteen Gold albums and fourteen Platinum albums. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass propelled Latino music into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling The Beatles two to one.
Grammy winning vocalist, Lani Hall first rose to international fame as lead singer for Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66. All of Hall’s musical endeavors have highlighted her expertise as a powerful jazz/pop song stylist as well as a masterful interpreter.
Alpert and Hall’s legendary chemistry was spotlighted this year at intimate concerts with their piano trio. Not resting on their deep recorded history, Alpert and Hall have crafted an evening from a wide treasury of jazz, both American and Brazilian, as well as American popular standards. “My love for jazz is rooted in its spontaneity,” Herb explained, “and it’s never ending search for personal truth and creative freedom. It is with that freedom that we’re doing this tour, playing original arrangements of classic American standards with the color of Brazilian music scattered throughout, creating an exciting and unique musical blend without ever closing the space for spontaneity.” Herb Alpert & Lani Hall shows were sold-out for the entire tour.