February 14, 2013
Caroline Graham, C4 Global Communications


The Palladium Theatre, St. Petersburg College, Florida
Sarurday, March 2nd 7:30 pm

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

St. Petersburg, FLHerb Alpert & Lani Hall, Grammy award winners, will play for the first time at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm. Singer–songwriter Michael Franks will open the evening’s program and the Alperts will perform songs from their next album, “Steppin Out.”

“Lani and I are looking forward to performing our new songs in the program,” says Herb Alpert about their upcoming performance at The Palladium. They will be playing songs from their next album, “Steppin Out,” to be released in the spring. The program will include a jazz set and songbook favorites such as: “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “And The Angels Sing,” “Up on the Roof,” “Anything Goes,” “Moondance,” “La Vie en Rose” and a nostalgic Tijuana Brass medley.

The Palladium Theatre is located at 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Tickets, priced at $59 and $75, are on sale now and can be purchased from the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket office 727.791.7400 or at

The historic Palladium Theater is home to jazz, blues, classical, Celtic, opera, theatre, dance, acoustic and more. Just a short walk from downtown St. Petersburg’s vibrant waterfront, it is consistently ranked as one of Tampa Bay’s best, most intimate and affordable performing arts centers.


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 Herb Alpert & 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 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 is 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. I am just playing what comes out, and I try to stay conscious of things that are happening in the spontaneity of the moment.” As well as being a musician, Alpert is as passionate about his 40–year career as a professional painter and sculptor.

Lani Hall started her professional career as the original lead singer with Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘66. Known for her emotional vocal interpretations, she helped propel the group to international stardom with her distinctive vocals on the infectious Brasilian tune “Mas Que Nada.” It was in 1966, while singing with the group in an audition for A&M Records, that she met Alpert. They were married in 1973 and since then their lives and musical gifts have mingled. Hall has enjoyed a distinguished solo career, having recorded some 14 solo albums (variously in English, Portuguese and Spanish.) In 1983, she sang the title song of the James Bond movie, “Never Say Never Again,” starring Sean Connery, and won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album Es Facil Amar in 1986. She also has credits as a lyricist, producer, arranger, writer and editor. “I am an interpreter,” Hall explains, “The singers that have influenced me the most are jazz singers. They have the ability to pull you into a song and make it feel real.”

Lani Hall Alpert recently published her first book, “Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories.” Primarily set in Chicago, the fiction and non-fiction stories are woven together via a winding personal narrative, as Hall takes a refreshingly honest look back at her own life and into her imagination.

Press photos of Herb Alpert and Lani Hall are available here.

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