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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Kuumbwa And The Magic of Monday Night

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Monday nights, otherwise a down time for many music venues, have been magic for the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in jny: Santa Cruz, CA. Kuumbwa's most prominent shows occur, oddly, on off-calendar Monday nights or midweek, featuring headliners before or after their engagements nearby in jny: San Francisco and jny: Oakland and who are touring up or ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sérgio Mendes: Brasil '66

Sérgio Mendes: Brasil '66

Suffering from poor albums sales as a jazz-bossa pianist at Atlantic Records in 1965, Sérgio Mendes decided to listen to a recommendation made by Richard Adler, a producer at A&M Records. Adler, who would become Mendes's partner, urged him to keep his Brazilian feel but bring on American female vocalists to sing contemporary pop hits in ...

Monika Ryan: Windmills

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Jazz vocalist Monika Ryan has recorded a series of albums as leader since 2000 with the sensuous and audacious Windmills, a tribute to the lyrics of composers Alan and Marilyn Bergman, one of her latest projects. Voicing a repertoire of beautiful love songs and ballads, Ryan caresses the lyrics of each song with a measure of ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Herb Alpert: In the Mood for Excellence

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While he has been bestowed endless awards--nine Grammys, a presidential Medal of the Arts, enshrined in the Rock Hall of Fame--and has sold over 72 million records, Herb Alpert is a trumpet player at heart and an artist in his soul. What emanates from that trumpet and its player's mind is pure creative expression. And, in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Herb Alpert-Lani Hall Quintet at Musical Instrument Museum

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Herb Alpert-Lani Hall Quintet
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
March 17, 2014

Trumpeter-vocalist Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall performed a lively and captivating concert that linked their past triumphs to their newest collaborations. The uber-professionalism of this concert conveyed the ambience of a New York City cabaret show, an informal ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Icon Herb Alpert is "Steppin' Out" with New Album November 19

Jazz Icon Herb Alpert is "Steppin' Out" with New Album November 19

Grammy®-winning jazz great Herb Alpert is Steppin’ Out on November 19 with a new album on Shout! Factory. Combining pop instrumentals and timeless jazz along with Latin-influenced rhythms reminiscent of the Tijuana Brass, Steppin’ Out explores standards from the American Songbook as well as Alpert’s own catalog, and features his wife, the Grammy®-winning vocalist Lani Hall, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

It’s an archetypal story of the modern record business – two guys with a dream running their nascent label out of a West Hollywood garage in the summer of 1962. The label quickly gains momentum and eventually becomes one of the most important record companies the world has ever seen. The two guys were Herb Alpert ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Herb Alpert Educational Village Celebration November 4

Herb Alpert Educational Village Celebration November 4

On November 4th, at 10 AM, members of the New Roads School community, together with the New Visions Foundation, benefactor Herb Alpert, supporters, and education and community leaders, will mark a significant milestone in the creation of The Herb Alpert Educational Village, as they celebrate completion of steel framing for the centerpiece Performing Arts and Leadership ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Herb Alpert: On The Record

Read "Herb Alpert:  On The Record" reviewed by Telly Davidson

It was no less than Miles Davis who once opined, “You don't have to hear but three notes before you know it's Herb Alpert." True enough, while Alpert's name isn't often mentioned in the same sentence as the other icons of West Coast jazz (many of whom appeared on records produced by his and Jerry Moss' ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes World-Renowned Jazz Trumpeter Herb Alpert and His Wife, Famed Jazz Vocalist Lani Hall

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes World-Renowned Jazz Trumpeter Herb Alpert and His Wife, Famed Jazz Vocalist Lani Hall

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts welcomes world-renowned jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, famed jazz vocalist Lani Hall, for a unique one-night show Husband and wife pair will perform hits from their recently released album Anything Goes Philadelphia, PA -- The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts welcomes legendary jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert and his ...