Creator, innovator, musician, producer, artist, and philanthropist; Herb Alpert is a man with a profound passion.
A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY Awards (the latest from his 2014 album Steppin’ Out), 15 gold albums, 14 platinum albums, and has sold over 72 million records.
With his desire to bring the arts back to young people, Herb Alpert is helping to change the educational environment through his foundation. The Herb Alpert Foundation supports a number of educational, arts and compassion oriented programs, dedicated to serving young people to help them reach their potential and lead productive, fulfilling lives and to support their unique creative energies and special talents. HAF supports young people to live free from prejudice and, with its many programs, nurtures a capacity for empathy, compassion, mutual respect, tolerance and kindness.
With more than 40 years of philanthropic, musical and artistic activity, Alpert has established a legacy that reflects his firm belief that the arts can make a difference in the world and in the lives of each of us.
Vocalist, producer, and author Lani Hall started her career in 1966 as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes’s breakthrough group, Brasil ‘66.
She has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages. In 1986, Hall won a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album, Es Fácil Amar. Hall picked up her second GRAMMY Award as producer of Herb Alpert’s album Steppin’ Out. Since 2006, Hall and Alpert have been touring with their band to sold out performances around the world.
After establishing a successful solo career in music, and becoming a wife and mother, Lani began to explore new creative outlets for her writing. In the early 1980's, while singing in Mexico City, she started writing in short story form. Her writing process is similar to her singing process in so far as she can visually see a song/lyric unfold before her, as if she were watching a movie.
Music Box is the premier concert venue and event space in downtown San Diego. Situated in Little Italy, the venue boasts audiophile-quality acoustics, locally sourced menus, and generously spacious floor plans.
Seeing a show at Music Box is a concert-goer’s ideal scenario. The event space is large enough for the full concert experience, yet cozy enough to feel like you’re at an intimate show with your favorite band.
Music Box also features gourmet dining and signature libations onsite, allowing guests to unwind and enjoy the immersive atmosphere.
For this event, menu options will be available for purchase until 7:45 PM.
The fully-stocked cash bar will be open for the duration of the evening.
1337 India Street, San Diego, CA
At the Museum of Making Music, we believe that music and music making are essential elements of a full human experience. Thus, providing equal access to exhibitions and programs is central to our work. Each year we invest over $100,000 to support our educational programs that impact thousands of children and adults from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
The goal of this benefit concert is to raise $30,000 in support of the quality educational programs outlined below. Additionally, funds raised will help maintain and upgrade the hands-on interactive instruments that are available for all visitors to play.
In addition to your ticket purchase, you can make an additional donation to further support the Museum of Making Music and our causes by clicking the donate button below.