Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - 9/26Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 9:30pm APPX
at City Winery Nashville
Herb Alpert, iconic trumpeter, composer, record label executive, artist and philanthropist celebrates more than fifty years of ground–breaking accomplishments and announces the release of two new albums. The first in July is “Music Vol.1,” a showcase for Herb’s creativity and first-time collaboration with Jochem van der Saag (whose credits include Andrea Bocelli and Destiny’s Child. (Click here to listen to the Beatles cover Michelle from Music Vol. 1.) The second is the September release of “The Christmas Wish” album, recorded with symphony and choir.
A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert’s albums have sold over 72 million copies, and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200. Herb has also dedicated his life to philanthropy, funding programs that include arts education, jazz and support to professional artists. Through the Herb Alpert Foundation, he has endowed the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts and most recently the Music Department at Los Angeles City College. This gift to LACC provides free attendance, additional private lessons and further financial aid to music majors. Herb has also established the Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists at California State Summer School for the Arts, and the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts administered by Cal Arts for the past 23 years.
In January Alpert was nominated for his tenth Grammy for the album "Human Nature.” An album with new material inspired by electronic and dance music with five original compositions and Herb’s signature re–imagining of classics like Michael Jackson's “Human Nature,” Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie” and “Don't Go Breaking My Heart,” and Bacharach and Elvis Costello’s “Look Up Again.”
Last year thirteen of Herb’s albums returned to the Billboard Top 50 Catalog Jazz albums chart. 11 of his titles are currently in the Top 100 Jazz albums on Amazon. Billboard also listed Herb at #7 on their Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists list this year.
Herb talked with public radio music show Sound Opinions about his “remarkable, multi–faceted career” – from being inspired by the sights and sounds of a bullfight to thinking the iconic “Whipped Cream” album cover was a little too racy at the time. Listen to the 40–minute interview here:http://www.soundopinions.org/show/565