A jazz icon, a cavalcade of hits, and a high-energy evening of music sure to put a smile on your face. It all comes to Prescott Wednesday February 26, when jazz and pop legend Herb Alpert and Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall play Yavapai College Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards – the latest from his 2014 album “Steppin’ Out” – and sold over 72 million records. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his energetic sound into the pop music limelight. In 1966, they became the only artists ever to have four albums in the Top 10 – and five in the Top 20.
Alpert’s hits read like a set list of American favorites: “The Lonely Bull,” “Tijuana Taxi,” “Spanish Flea”; the GRAMMY-winners “A Taste Of Honey” and “What Now My Love,” and the #1 hits “This Guy’s In Love With You” and “Rise.” In all, Alpert has recorded over thirty albums and produced for many other artists, including Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Stan Getz, Michel Colombier, Gato Barbieri, and Lani Hall, the GRAMMY-winning former Brasil ’66 vocalist who is Alpert’s partner in life and on tour.
A peerless musician-turned-recording-industry-leader, Alpert’s vision guided A&M Records from a Hollywood garage operation into one of the most successful independent record labels in music history. In 2006, Alpert and A&M partner Jerry Moss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recognition of their accomplishments. In 2013, Herb Alpert was awarded The National Medal of Arts Award by President Barack Obama for his musical, philanthropic and artistic contributions.
Now back on tour, Alpert and Hall’s upbeat blend of classic hits, innovative jazz arrangements and new work has been delighting and inspiring new fans – as well as those who remember when. “There is a certain satisfaction and energy that comes from playing the horn,” Alpert says, “a feeling that I am really in my element. I am passionate about what I am doing. I am just trying to create whatever comes out in the spontaneity of the moment.”
Tickets for Herb Alpert & Lani Hall start at $32. The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is located on the YC Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon Street. For reservations, performance times and more information, please contact the YCPAC Box Office, open Tuesdays through Saturdays, call (928) 776.2000 (or 877-928-4253 toll free) or visit www.ycpac.com.