MUSIC LEGEND HERB ALPERT AND
Nine-time Grammy® Award–winning music icon Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy® Award–winning singer Lani Hall, have announced their fall US concert tour called, “In the Mood.”
“They have it all – a contemporary look, infinite sound and sex appeal,” said New York’s Times Square Chronicle. Alpert and Hall will be joined by their long–time band, Michael Shapiro (drums), Bill Cantos (keyboards) and Hussain Jiffry (bass).
The couple will perform, their unique way of presenting songs, from their new album “In The Mood,” set to be released this fall, in addition to songs from last year’s Grammy–winning album “Steppin Out.” Also, within the set will be a selection of Brasilian songs and a Tijuana Brass Medley.
“Few people can claim to be a Renaissance man in this complex age, but Herb Alpert might be one of them,” says The New York Times. He is a platinum–selling musician, songwriter, record producer, visual artist and philanthropist. He is perhaps best known for his string of sensational, popular music hits in the 1960s with the Tijuana Brass and co–founded, with Jerry Moss, A&M Records, one of the most successful independent record labels in music history.
“Lani Hall is a charismatic singer with a controlled passion and a point of view evident in her deliveries,” says Cabaret Scenes magazine. Born and raised in Chicago, Hall is internationally celebrated for her emotional vocal interpretations as well as singing the 1983 James Bond film theme, “Never Say Never Again.” Hall was the lead singer for Sergio Mendes’s iconic group, Brasil ’66 and won a Grammy® Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album “Es Facil Amar” in 1986. She is also a lyricist and author of “Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories,” a collection of fiction and non–fiction primarily set in Chicago. The audio book will be released this fall.
“In The Mood” Tour Dates:
Oct 11 (Sat) Hartford, CT / Infinity Music Hall
Herb Alpert, is a legend in the music business and the co–founder, with Jerry Moss, of A&M Records, one of the most successful independent record labels in music history that started in 1962 with Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. Alpert and Moss sold A&M in 1990, but in the decades before, they significantly influenced a diverse roster of talent, including Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sting, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Stan Getz, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, The Police, Joe Cocker, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton and scores of others. In his illustrious career, Alpert has won nine Grammy® awards and received the Grammy® and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Awards. Herb Alpert was given The 2012 National Medal of Arts by President Obama. The late Miles Davis once remarked, “You don’t have to hear but three notes before you know it is Herb Alpert.” In Alpert’s own wordss, “There is a certain satisfaction and energy that comes from playing the horn – a feeling that I am really in my element. I am passionate about what I am doing. I am just playing what comes out naturally, and I try to stay conscious of things that are happening in the spontaneity of the moment.” Herb Alpert and Lani Hall have been performing together, with their band, since 2006 and have 4 CD’s, “Anything Goes,” “I Feel You” “Steppin’ Out” and “In the Mood.”
As well as being a musician, Alpert is equally passionate about his 40–year career as a professional painter and sculptor. For more information, visit herbalpertpresents.com.
In 1982, Alpert established the Herb Alpert Foundation. For more information visit herbalpertfoundation.org.
Lani Hall started her professional career as the original lead singer with Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66. Known for her emotional vocal interpretations, she helped propel the group to international stardom with her distinctive vocals on the infectious Brazilian tune “Mas Que Nada.” It was in 1966, while singing with the group in an audition for A&M Records, that she met Herb Alpert. They were married in 1973 and since then their lives and musical gifts have mingled. Hall has enjoyed a distinguished solo career, having recorded some 14 solo albums (variously in English, Portuguese and Spanish). In 1983, she sang the title song of the James Bond movie, “Never Say Never Again,” starring Sean Connery, and won a Grammy® for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album “Es Facil Amar” in 1986. She also has credits as a lyricist, producer, arranger, writer and editor. “I am an interpreter,” Hall explains, “The singers that have influenced me the most are jazz singers. They have the ability to pull you into a song and make it feel real.” Herb Alpert and Lani Hall have been performing together, with their band, since 2006 and have 3 albums, “Anything Goes,” “I Feel You” “Steppin’ Out“ and the soon to be released “In the Mood.”
Lani Hall Alpert recently published her first book, “Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories.“ Primarily set in Chicago, the fiction and non–fiction stories are woven together via a winding personal narrative, as Hall takes a refreshingly honest look back at her own life and into her imagination. “Startling, scandalous and absolutely sensational,” raves The Huffington Post. The audio book has mixed her two creative expressions, music and writing, to make one total experience. Lani has placed a unique, musically scored soundtrack against her narration, creating an emotional landscape of music to all of her stories. The audio book comes out this fall. For more information, visit lanihallalpert.com.
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