Music icon/trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, will embark on a rare tour together this spring, performing an intimate night of American and Brasilian jazz. 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.

The eight-city tour kicks off with sold-out shows in San Diego, CA this weekend, March 21-22, and winds down in San Francisco on May 24-25.

The husband/wife team will be accompanied by a trio of masterful musicians: pianist Bill Cantos, drummer Michael Shapiro and bassist Hussain Jiffrey. 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 legendary trumpet player, producer, band leader and A&M Records label co-founder, is a nine-time Grammy winner with 14 platinum and 15 gold albums. Adding his unique style and sound to classic American standards with the color of Brasilian music scattered throughout, Alpert creates a musical blend without ever closing the space for spontaneity. Grammy-winning vocalist 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.

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Herb Alpert/Lani Hall itinerary:

March 21-22 San Diego, CA Anthology (sold out)
April 3-4 Los Angeles, CA REDCAT (sold out)
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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