Herb Alpert to Unveil Abstract Art at New York Gallery

The acclaimed trumpeter will present more than a dozen of his paintings and sculptures

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Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert, the famed jazz trumpeter, also happens to be a visual artist, and on Thursday, Oct. 11, he will unveil more than a dozen of his abstract paintings and bronze sculptures to the general public at the Heather James Fine Art gallery in New York.

An opening reception will be held at the gallery, on 42 East 75th Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit, titled “Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody,” is Alpert’s first solo show in the city in more than 15 years. It will be on view through Nov. 1.

“New York has always been an inspirational city to me for both my music and my art,” Alpert said in a press release. “I am excited to continue to work with Heather James Fine Art to bring my sculptures and paintings to this vibrant city.” He also acknowledges being influenced by the Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo. Go here to see reproductions of the pieces on display: Alpert NY_Media Images Sheet

Alpert will be performing at the Café Carlyle Oct. 10 through 13 with his wife, the singer Lani Hall, who will be the subject of a feature article in the December issue of JazzTimes.

Read Christopher Loudon’s 2011 JazzTimes Q&A with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall.