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Legendary musician living a purposeful, age-defying life
Herb Alpert, at the age of 82, is showing no signs of slowing down. The American musician has enjoyed a long and hugely successful career as a trumpet player, bandleader, composer, record company co-founder and philanthropist. Healthy and vibrant, the octogenarian lives a full life, touring, performing and nurturing young talent though the Herb Alpert Foundation, where the mission is to “promote compassion and creativity” in society. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass burst on to the music scene the early 1960s. Herb is the ‘A’ in A&M Records, where he had the foresight to sign the Carpenters, Cat Stevens, The Police and many others. As a solo artist Herb had a number one hit with the instrumental track, Rise. He is also an accomplished artist and sculptor and has been happily married to the signer Lani Hall for more than 40 years. In this wide-ranging interview Herb explains why he feels three decades younger than his biological age; how he revels in exploring new technology to create music and why he embraces every day with boyish enthusiasm.
Find out more about The Herb Alpert Foundation
Herb’s latest album, the Christmas Wish, is out now. Listen at herbalpert.com
Herb is constantly touring. See where he is appearing next.