C4 Global Communications

For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2013
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Caroline Graham, C4 Global Communications

Herb Alpert’s Extraordinary Year so Far
New album “Steppin’ Out” to be released November 19th

As many of you know, Herb Alpert has had a busy year as an artist, musician and philanthropist.

This summer, America witnessed President Obama awarding Herb Alpert with The National Medal of Arts only weeks after his Totem sculptures were placed by the City of Santa Monica in their new arts district. After the giant bronze Totems had settled into their new home on Olympic Blvd, Herb’s work went on display at the Robert Berman Gallery here in Los Angeles. Last month, MOCA added one of his acclaimed “coffee” paintings to its permanent collection.

To top it all off, the seven–time Grammy winner will release his new album “Steppin’ Out” on Shout Factory, November 19th.
Shout Factory Album Release

“Steppin’ Out” features Herb Alpert on trumpet and vocals, Lani Hall on vocals combining pop instrumentals and timeless jazz with Latin–influenced rhythms reminiscent of the Tijuana Brass. The album of 16 songs, including a contemporary video version of Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (that went viral) explores standards from the American Songbook as well as Alpert’s own catalog.

Herb Alpert’s Extraordinary Year so far:

March 4, 2013; Dedication of The Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center in Harlem, introduced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

March 5; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall perform for two weeks at the iconic Café Carlyle in New York City.

March 24; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall in concert open the Herb Alpert Educational Village Theater with a concert for donors.

May 2; Six bronze Herb Alpert totems installed in Santa Monica. Three on the median on Olympic Blvd & 26th Streets and three others at the Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School.

May 3 July 20; Herb Alpert art show at the Robert Berman Gallery at Bergamot Art Center, showing bronze sculptures, paintings, black and white coffee paintings and video.

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MOCA acquires “Underground Movement” Herb Alpert’s coffee painting for their permanent collection.

May 10; The Alpert Award in the Arts (AAIA) celebrates its 19th year and honors five mid–career artists in 5 different disciplines. Each receive $75,000.

June 25; Herb Alpert’s version of “Puttin’ On the Ritz” opens the tenth season of the FOX Network hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” available on You Tube.

July 2; Malibu installation of Herb Alpert’s 17 foot bronze sculpture Freedom at the old Malibu Courthouse.

July 10; Herb Alpert receives The National Medal of Arts, given by President Obama at The White House, Washington, DC.

July 17; Herb Alpert performs at the Hollywood Bowl. “Puttin’ on the Ritz” video from the new album“Steppin’ Out” creates a sensation.

November 19; “Steppin’ Out” album to be released on Shout Factory.


For more information, contact: Caroline Graham, C4 Global Communications
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