Legendary trumpeter, Herb Alpert, will be performing live at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, with vocalist Lani Hall, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Musically, the past twelve months have been a busy time for Herb who released his latest single Zoo Train 21 in March 2021. The track is a reimagining of his original composition, Zoo Train which was featured on his 2014 album In The Mood. Last June, Herb released Slick, featuring keyboard great Jeff Lorber. Slick, which Herb co-wrote and originally featured on his 1968 album, The Beat of the Brass, hit the airwaves on June 22nd.
September 20, 2019, marked the release of Herb's most recent album, Over the Rainbow which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums and Top Jazz Albums charts. The album features 12 songs including an original called "Skinny Dip" and a cadre of classic and well-known tunes interpreted and performed in a way only Alpert can deliver. In October 2018 Herb released Music Volume 3 - Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass which reached #2 on the Contemporary Jazz Charts. His 2017 albums, The Christmas Wish and Music Volume 1, both reached #1 on the Contemporary Jazz charts, and Alpert was nominated for his tenth Grammy for his album Human Nature.
Through the Herb Alpert Foundation, Herb and his wife Lani Hall have dedicated their lives to philanthropy, funding programs that help bring creativity to young students and keep creativity alive for all the arts, for artists young and old, including jazz education and programs that teach compassion and well-being. May 2021 will mark the 27th anniversary of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts celebrating 130 awardees over the past 26 years. The fall of 2020 also brought the opening of the newly remodeled Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center, funded entirely by Herb Alpert and Lani Hall.