Grammy Winners Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Coming to PTPA, 10/12
The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present Eight-time Grammy Award-winning jazz icon HERB ALPERT and his wife, the internationally renowned Grammy Award-winning singer LANI HALL on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00 PM. An Evening with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will feature songs from their third album together, Steppin' Out, with their band, Michael Shapiro on drums & percussion, Hussain Jiffry on bass and Bill Cantos on keyboards and vocals. The program will include a jazz set sprinkled with Brasilian flavors and songbook favorites such as: "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Moondance," "Let's Face the Music & Dance," "Fever," "La Vie en Rose," a nostalgic Tijuana Brass medley and many others. Sunday, October 12 at 7:00 PM Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772 Tickets: $38-$68 + fee, available the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, or at www.patchoguetheatre.com.
Herb Alpert is a legend in the music business and the co-founder, with Jerry Moss, of A & M Records, one of the most successful independent record labels in music history that started in 1962 with the Tijuana Brass. Alpert and Moss sold A&M in 1990, but in the decades before they significantly influenced a diverse roster of talent, including Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sting, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, Stan Getz, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, The Police, Joe Cocker, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton and scores of others. In his illustrious career Alpert has won eight Grammy awards, sold more than 72 million records and received the Grammy and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Awards. The late Miles Davis once remarked, "You don't have to hear but three notes before you know it's Herb Alpert." Alpert explains, "There is a certain satisfaction and energy that comes from playing the horn - a feeling that I am really in my element. I am passionate about what I am doing, whether painting, sculpting or playing the trumpet. I am just trying to create whatever comes out in the spontaneity of the moment." In July of 2013 Alpert received the prestigious National Medal of Arts Award from President Obama for his lifetime achievements in music, art and philanthropy. www.herbalpertpresents.com