Widely known for his association with the popular music groups ‘Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass’, ‘Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass’, Herb Alpert is a legendary American jazz musician. He is also a record producer, record executive, music composer, and a trumpeter. Here, have a look at the career, achievements, earnings, and net worth of Herb Alpert in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Herb Alpert was born on March 31, 1935, in Boyle Heights, US. Here, he received his upbringings too. His parents, Tillie and Louis Alpert, were the Jewish by the religion. His father worked as a tailor, and his mother was a violin teacher. His father was also a great mandolin player.
He has an older brother who is an accomplished drummer. Thus, Herb has the music skills in his blood since his childhood. However, he never thought to become a professional musician. He attended Fairfax High School. Just after his high school, he joined US army but soon, he quit it and broke into the music. He also attended University of Southern California for a brief time.
Over his lifespan, Herb has married twice and divorced once. First, he married Sharon Mae Lubin in 1956. The couple had two kids before their divorce in 1971. Then, he married artist Lani Hall in 1974. They have one child together. The two are together even today.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
After quitting the US army, Herb completely broke into the music. Initially, he teamed up with many other artists. During these years, he earned much-needed attention. Then, he moved to Tijuana, and there he founded a music group ‘Tijuana Brass’. He released his debut album ‘The Lonely Bull’ with this band. The album was a hit which helped his band to gain quick popularity. However, things didn’t work out well, and he had to disband this band in 1969 even after being a huge hit.
Then, he formed ‘Herb Alpert and T.J.B.’. This was again a successful band, but in the late 1970s, Alpert decided to go solo. He enjoyed his solo career for almost three decades. During these years, he enjoyed the mainstream of success and garnered international fame. With his instrumental hit ‘Rise’, he took the world by storm.
His successful career has earned him several prestigious awards including the Grammy Award. Yes, Herb has won 5 Grammy Awards over his career. He has also received the honour of being inducted in Grammy Hall of Fame. Other than Grammy Award, he has won many other awards & nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
Herb Alpert is a successful musician. He is involved in many professions within the music industry, but he has mainly achieved success as a music executive. His music publishing company ‘Almo Sounds’ is the biggest money-churner for him. He also owns a few other music recording companies. Thus, throughout his five decades-long career, Herb has made a whopping amount of money. At present, the music sensation holds an enormous net worth of $900 million. Other than music, he is also involved in some other business endeavours.
Herb Alpert is not only a successful musician but also a wonderful person. He advocates for many charities and donates the money frequently. He is known for his charity works.