Live Jazz: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Don Heckman Bel Air, CA. It was another rare performance to remember Tuesday night at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. On stage, veteran jazz trumpeter, band leader and club owner Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, were backed by their fine rhythm team: pianist/keyboardist Bill Cantos, bassist Hussain Jiffry and drummer Michael Shapiro. Offering… Read More Live Jazz: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

Live Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Don Heckman It’s always a pleasure to hear Herb Alpert and Lani Hall up close and personal. The veteran showbiz couple, whose prolific careers reach back to the ’60s, are still at the peak of their considerable creative powers. On Thursday night at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc., the elegant, Bel Air night club founded by… Read More Live Music: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

Live Jazz: Herb Alpert, Lani Hall and Sergio Mendes at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman The 2013 summer season of jazz at the Hollywood Bowl clicked into place Wednesday night with the performances of Herb Alpert, Lani Hall and Sergio Mendes. Alpert and Hall, in particular, offered a musically rich, rhythmically energetic program of material ranging across jazz classics and American Songbook standards spiced with the music… Read More Live Jazz: Herb Alpert, Lani Hall and Sergio Mendes at the Hollywood Bowl

Live Music: Katia Moraes and Sambaguru at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman Any performance by Kátia Moraes and Sambaguru is a gripping tour through the seemingly infinite rhythms and far reaching passions of Brazilian music. And their appearance at Vitello’s Friday night offered all that and more. Moraes has been one of the Southland’s most dynamic singer/dancers since the ’90s. A frequent star of… Read More Live Music: Katia Moraes and Sambaguru at Vitello’s

Live Jazz: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

ByDon Heckman Give Herb Alpert credit.  As one of the most successful musician/entrepreneurs in music history, he could easily kick back in his ocean-side compound, paint his paintings, make his sculptures and play some trumpet on the side, just for fun. But no.  Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall still seem compelled to put… Read More Live Jazz: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.