Music: Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Kick-Off National Tour March 21

FIRST FOUR SHOWS SELL-OUT IMMEDIATELY

COUPLE PERFORMS AN INTIMATE EVENING OF AMERICAN AND BRASILIAN JAZZ

Music icon Herb Alpert will embark on a rare tour together this spring with wife, singer, Lani Hall, performing an intimate night of American and Brasilian jazz accompanied by a trio of masterful musicians: Bill Cantos (piano), Michael Shapiro (drums) and Hussain Jiffrey (bass).

Playing original arrangements, from a selection of American standards and Brasilian music, Alpert's warm, expressive trumpet lines compliment Hall's sensual, emotional voice, making this a unique and unforgettable evening for all.

The tour kicks off with sold-out shows in San Diego, CA with shows March 21 & 22 at premiere live music venue and supper club Anthology; and, then April 3-4 in Los Angeles at REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Eastern seaboard dates begin May 7 with a four-night run at New York City's famed East Village venue Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. The itinerary also includes shows at Washington DC's Blue's Alley (May 12-13) and Boston, MA's Scullers Jazz Club (May 15) before returning to the west coast for shows on May 20-21 at Seattle, WA's Jazz Alley. Also on the calendar are Northern California dates at the Napa Valley Opera House (May 23) and Yoshi's in San Francisco on May 24-25.

Legendary trumpet player as well as producer, band leader and A&M Records label co-founder Herb Alpert is 9X GRAMMY(R) winner with 14 platinum and 15 gold albums to his name. Adding his unique style and sound to classic American standards with the color of Brasilian music scattered throughout Alpert creates an exciting musical blend without ever closing the space for spontaneity.

GRAMMY-winning vocalist Lani Hall first rose to international fame as lead singer for Sergio Mendes & 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.

In 2007, Alpert and Hall played a series of sold-out shows at Los Angeles nightclub Vibrato Grill Jazz, which inspired their upcoming 2008 tour.

CONCERT TOUR SCHEDULE DATES:

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March 21-22 Sold out San Diego, CA Anthology
April 3-4 Sold out Los Angeles, CA REDCAT
May 7-10* New York City, NY Joe's Pub (*2 shows on the 10th)
May 12-13 Washington, DC Blue's Alley
May 15 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club
May 20-21 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley
May 23 Napa, CA Napa Valley Opera House
May 24-25 San Francisco, CA Yoshi's


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LOS ANGELES, March 21 /PRNewswire/ --

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In an era when elaborate wordplay and adventurous production were the order of the day, Herb Alpert made an impact barely uttering a word or breaking a mold, other than expanding the commercial parameters for pop instrumentalists. Dashing trumpeter Alpert and his Tijuana Brass scored five top-20 hits between 1962 (when "The Lonely Bull" climbed to No. 11 in the U.S.) and 1968 (when the vocal-driven "This Guy's in Love with You" cracked the top 10), racking up five No. 1 albums over the same period. The group's patented "Ameriachi" sound made up in south-of-the-border sprightliness what it lacked in innovation; the likes of "Spanish Flea" and "Casino Royale" possessed the kind of unshakable hooks that fit perfectly on top-40 radio sandwiched between Nancy Sinatra and the Mamas & the Papas. This 20-track overview serves up 13 selections from the Tijuana Brass's heyday and is rounded up with seven Alpert solo selections, including comeback hits from 1979 ("Rise") and '87 ("Diamonds"). --Steven Stolder

• Audio CD (March 27, 2001)
• Original Release Date: March 27, 2001
• Number of Discs: 1
• Format: Original recording remastered
• Label: Interscope Records

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