UNION—Music icon and legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert and his wife, internationally renowned singer Lani Hall, will perform together Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre.
The intimate evening will feature American and Brasilian jazz as well as American popular standards including songs from the couple’s first recording together, “Anything Goes” which was released in August.
An extraordinary musician, Herb Alpert’s trumpet playing has earned him five No. 1 hits, eight Grammy Awards, 15 gold albums, 14 platinum albums and a staggering 72 million albums sold worldwide. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass propelled Latino music into the pop music limelight in the 1960s, at one point outselling The Beatles two to one.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lani Hall first rose to international fame as lead singer for Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 whose hit songs included “The Look of Love,” “The Fool on the Hill,” “Scarborough Faire” and many more. She is celebrated worldwide for her fluency in singing with equal finesse in English, Portuguese and Spanish. All of Hall’s musical endeavors have highlighted her expertise as a powerful jazz/pop song stylist and a masterful interpreter.
Tickets are: $35; seniors: $25; children: $15.
Kean University is located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union. Tickets are available at the Wilkins Theatre Box office, by phone at 1-908-737-SHOW (7469), and online at www.keanstage.com.
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