"I practice every day. I've been doing it since I was 8."

  • Born Herb Alpert on March 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California
  • The Lonely Bull, the 1962 debut album by jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert and his band, the Tijuana Brass, hit No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The title track reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. As a solo artist, Alpert's 1979 album, Rise, peaked at No. 6. The title track earned him his second career No. 1 single.
  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass' Top 10 hit "A Taste Of Honey" earned Alpert his first career GRAMMYs for 1965 for Record Of The Year, Best Instrumental Arrangement and Best Instrumental Performance, Non-Jazz.
  • The band performed "A Taste Of Honey" and "What Now My Love" on "The Best On Record" 1966 TV special celebrating the 8th GRAMMY Awards
  • Did you know? Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records in 1962. The duo received a Recording Academy Trustees Award in 1997.
  • Alpert has three recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, "The Lonely Bull" and "A Taste Of Honey." 
  • In 2016 the Herb Alpert Foundation, founded by Alpert with his wife, Lani Hall, made a $10.1 million donation to Los Angeles City College to provide all music majors at the school with a tuition-free education. The foundation is dedicated to supporting the "mechanisms and means through which young people can discover, harness and fully develop their unique creative energies and their special talents."

 

Herb Alpert

"I practice every day. I've been doing it since I was 8."

  • Born Herb Alpert on March 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California
  • The Lonely Bull, the 1962 debut album by jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert and his band, the Tijuana Brass, hit No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The title track reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. As a solo artist, Alpert's 1979 album, Rise, peaked at No. 6. The title track earned him his second career No. 1 single.
  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass' Top 10 hit "A Taste Of Honey" earned Alpert his first career GRAMMYs for 1965 for Record Of The Year, Best Instrumental Arrangement and Best Instrumental Performance, Non-Jazz.
  • The band performed "A Taste Of Honey" and "What Now My Love" on "The Best On Record" 1966 TV special celebrating the 8th GRAMMY Awards
  • Did you know? Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records in 1962. The duo received a Recording Academy Trustees Award in 1997.
  • Alpert has three recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, "The Lonely Bull" and "A Taste Of Honey." 
  • In 2016 the Herb Alpert Foundation, founded by Alpert with his wife, Lani Hall, made a $10.1 million donation to Los Angeles City College to provide all music majors at the school with a tuition-free education. The foundation is dedicated to supporting the "mechanisms and means through which young people can discover, harness and fully develop their unique creative energies and their special talents."

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Herb Alpert

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Nominations
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Human Nature
 
Wins
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Steppin' Out
 
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Besame Mucho
 
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Chasing Shadows
 
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
The Look Of Love (Track)
 
Wins
Trustees Awards
National Trustees Award - 1997
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Composition
North On South St. (Single)
 
Wins
President's Merit Award (Michael Greene, Pres.)
(president's Merit Award)
 
Wins
President's Merit Award
(president's Merit Award)
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group, Or Soloist)
Keep Your Eye On Me (Album)
Best R&B Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist)
Diamonds (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Blow Your Own Horn (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Beyond (Single)
 
Wins
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Rise
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Performance
Casino Royale
 
Wins
Best Instrumental Performance (Other Than Jazz)
What Now My Love
Best Instrumental Arrangement
What Now My Love
Nominations
Record Of The Year
What Now My Love (Single)
Album Of The Year
What Now My Love (Album)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
A Taste Of Honey
Best Instrumental Performance, Non-Jazz
A Taste Of Honey
Best Instrumental Arrangement
A Taste Of Honey
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Whipped Cream And Other Delights (Album)