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Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 8-9:30p

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

Two legendary performers open this year’s Palm Springs International Jazz Festival. A towering figure in American music, trumpeter, composer, and arranger Herb Alpert achieved fame with his Tijuana Brass, becoming an icon with songs including "A Taste of Honey," "Tangerine," and "Love Potion #9."

His wife Lani Hall is a Grammy-winning vocalist and the former lead singer of Brazil 66 with Sergio Mendes, and their classic recordings, "Mas Que Nada," "Fool on the Hill", and "Going Out Of My Head."

Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and has sold over 72 million records. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling the Beatles two to one. In 1966, they achieved the feat of simultaneously having four albums in the Top 10 – unmatched until last spring when Taylor Swift achieved the same. Herb Alpert also the only artist who has had a #1 instrumental and a #1 vocal single.

I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico..not so much the music, but the spirit. Herb Alpert

As an industry leader, Alpert’s commitment to artists with personal vision guided A&M Records (with partner Jerry Moss) from a Hollywood garage operation into one of the most successful independent record labels in music history. Stars including Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Stan Getz, Cat Stevens, Supertramp, The Carpenters, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, The Police and scores of others that are evidence of the consistent quality and diversity of the A&M Records family.

Lani has been singing in Portuguese and Spanish since 1966, when she became the voice of the wildly successful group Sérgio Mendez & Brasil ’66 at the age of 19 after the pianist/bandleader discovered her singing in a Chicago club.

The feeling is all in the music and in the sound, for me. The sound of the language is like an instrument to me. Lani Hall

Herb, Lani and their stellar band will perform an eclectic mix of American standards, Brazilian jazz, some Beatles, some classic Tijuana Brass & Brazil ’66 songs as well as some surprises. The show features a giant video screen that displays hundreds of classic photos, videos and various memorabilia from Herb & Lani’s music careers – careers that helped shape the last half century of American music.

  • Saturday, Feb 24, 2024
  • 8:00 - 9:30 pm (1.5 hrs)
  • Annenberg Theatre
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    Reserved front orchestra seating for all four shows plus dinner:

    - Herb Alpert and Lani Hall - Sat Feb 24: 8:00 - 9:30 pm

    - Taj Mahal and Sona Jobarteh - Sun Feb 25: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
    - Smoke Tree Ranch Dinner - Sun Feb 25: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    - Lance Conrad Trio - Sun Feb 25: 5:00 - 7:00 pm STR
    - Veronica Swift - Sun Feb 25: 2:00 - 2:30 pm
    - The Cookers - Sun Feb 25: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  •  Emotionally and thematically, Seasons of Love reflects the depth and breadth of Lani and Herb’s 49 years as marriage partners and artistic collaborators.

  • Lani started her solo career in 1971, and in 1983 she recorded the title song for the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again, which was produced by Herb Alpert and Sergio Mendes.

    Lani Hall website 
  • A sculptor and painter for over three decades, Alpert has installed his lyrical sculpture and his massive, bronze Totem sculptures on public display throughout Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville Tennessee, and most recently a permanent installation at the Field Museum in Chicago.

    Herb Alpert website 

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The Band


Since arriving in Los Angeles in 1988 from his native land of Sri Lanka (via Europe), Hussain Jiffry has become one of the most sought-after bassists in Los Angeles.

During the past twenty five years Hussain has become an in demand studio session player, songwriter, arranger, producer, engineer and music educator. He writes, arranges and produces various artists at his studio in Tarzana, CA. Hussain won a Grammy in January 2014 for engineering Herb Alpert’s CD “Steppin’ Out”.

Some of the Artists that Hussain has recorded, toured or performed with: Tom Scott, Michael Bolton, The Atlanta Symphony, Lamont Dozier, David Foster, Michael McDonald, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Crystal Gayle, Jack Jones, The Four Tops, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Gloria Gaynor, Robben Ford, Phoebe Snow, Marty Stuart, Sam Moore, Steve Winwood, Whitney Houston, Tito Puente, Carol King, Melissa Manchester, Al McKay All Stars, Ignacio Berroa, Christopher Cross, “Yanni”, Sergio Mendes and Stewart Copeland.


Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas is a drummer and multi-percussionist, and vocalist who has performed professionally for over a decade. As a teenager he won a Berkelee College of Music scholarship. Later, Tiki received the Latin stylist award at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles.

Tiki has performed and or recorded with many notable jazz, pop, and Latin performers, such as Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, EI DeBarge, Poncho Sanchez, Marc Anthony, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Chick Correa, Sheila E, Cachao, Giovanni Hidalgo, Alex Acuna, Pete Escovedo, Tito Nieves, Bobby Shew, Kenny Kirkland, Justo Almario, Susie Hansen, Hiroshima, Peter Erskine, Horace Silver, Juan Pablo Torres, Paquito D’Rivera, and Kazu & Keiko Matsui, among others


In addition to Herb & Lani, keyboardist/vocalist Bill Cantos also tours as a featured performer with Burt Bacharach. Bill’s songs have been covered by Lea Salonga, Ramsey Lewis, Brenda Russell, Cheryl Bentyne, Helen Baylor, Flora Purim, and Patti Austin; he has also toured/recorded with Phil Collins, Alan Bergman, Dori Caymmi, Gal Costa, Kirk Whalum, Sergio Mendes, Deniece Williams, Leon Russell and Elton John.

His most recent solo album is LOVE WINS: NEW STANDARDS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, a collection of original songs written in the style of classic standards. He was recently honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the New England Conservatory of Music. He is currently working on new writing projects with his wife, Mari Falcone.