The first time I picked up a trumpet, I was 8 years old. Today you might say I’m a card carrying introvert, but I was even worse when I was young. It was so bad, I was almost mute. I went to this music class, and they had a table filled with instruments. As I…
Have you heard this one? A multi-millionaire trumpet player walks into a room filled with genius-level artists – a dancer, a conceptual artist, a playwright, a composer, and a cinematographer/artist to award them each a $75,000 unrestricted prize award from his foundation.
Sounds hard to believe, but that is exactly what happened on May 18, for the 24th year in a row, when Herb Alpert welcomed this year’s award winners of the Herb Alpert awards in the Arts.
Musician and philanthropist Herb Alpert is more inspired by new art than ever, which is why he’s giving $75,000 each to five risk-taking artists in the middle of what he hopes will be long careers.