Herb Alpert and his wife, the Grammy award-winning vocalist Lani Hall, and their incredible band, perform an eclectic mix of American standards, Brazilian jazz, some Beatles, some classic Tijuana Brass & Brazil ’66 songs as well as many surprises. The duo’s shows are informal as Herb loves to answer questions from the audience about his and Lani’s music careers, A&M Records and the many iconic artists they have both worked with over the past 50 years. The show features a giant video screen that displays many classic moments from Herb & Lani’s music careers. A really exciting show from two legendary performers!
In 2017 Herb released “Music Volume 1,” a showcase for his creativity and first-time collaboration with Jochem van der Saag (whose credits include Andrea Bocelli and Destiny’s Child) which reached the top spot on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart in its first week (Click here to listen to the Beatles cover Michelle from Music Vol. 1, and click here to the official video of What A Wonderful World).
Last year was a banner year for Alpert. His two recent albums, The Christmas Wish and Music Volume 1, both reached the top of the Contemporary Jazz charts, and in January 2017, Alpert was nominated for his tenth Grammy for his 2016 album “Human Nature.” In addition thirteen of Herb’s albums returned to the Billboard Top 50 Catalog Jazz albums chart. 11 of his titles are currently in the Top 100 Jazz albums on Amazon. Billboard also listed Herb at #7 on their Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists.
Two-time Grammy award-winning vocalist Lani Hall was the lead singer and “voice” of Sergio Mendes’ iconic group, Brasil ’66. She has the distinction of recording over 22 albums in 3 different languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish. She is also known for her recording of the theme song to the 1983 James Bond film, Never Say Never Again. She penned many of the lyrics for the Brazilian songs she sang while with Brasil ’66, as well as throughout her solo albums. She is also the author of Emotional Memoirs,a book of short stories, fiction and non-fiction with personal memoirs that lead the reader in to each story.
He is perhaps best known for his string of sensational, popular music hits in the 1960s with the Tijuana Brass, and he also co- founded A&M Records with Jerry Moss, 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.
Herb and Lani will be playing songs from their recent releases together, Steppin Out and In The Mood with their band, Michael Shapiro on drums & percussion, Hussain Jiffry on bass & Bill Cantos on keyboards and vocals.