Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times – While walking from his sculpture and painting studios to his recording studio on a typically Pacific-breezy afternoon, trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder and philanthropist Herb Alpert paused to describe his first brush with a horn. “As soon as I started to make a noise that made sense, man, this trumpet was talking for me…”
Mike Scutari, Inside Philanthropy – As a jazz musician guided by “what feels right,” one may think that Alpert’s “seat of the pants” and “knee-jerk” philanthropy—his words, not ours—lacks an overarching design. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Tom Teicholz, Forbes – There is a club in LA that has met every year for the last 23, filled with some of the most talented and creative people in the country – some might say the world. They are dancers, visual artists, playwrights, music-makers and filmmakers.