The guy was popular and people still enjoy his music a lot. But I had no idea playing a trumpet could be this lucrative.
[The Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2008]
"Eight-time Grammy winner and Los Angeles native Herb Alpert, who in November  pledged $30 million to UCLA to establish the cross-disciplinary UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has now given $15 million to the School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts. In recognition of the gift... the school will be renamed the Herb Alpert School of Music."
Wow, Herb! You've rode that Lonely Bull a long ways. But it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Below: Herb and Lani Alpert
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