Herb Alpert is a platinum-selling musician, song writer, record executive, fine artist, and philanthropist. After early success composing “Wonderful World” for Sam Cooke, Alpert went on to co-found A&M Records in 1962, a label which grew from his garage in West Hollywood into the largest independent record label in history. His band, The Tijuana Brass, was wildly popular throughout the sixties, with Alpert becoming the top-selling recording artist of 1966. Though Alpert’s claim to fame was his trumpet work on albums like The Lonely Bull and Whipped Cream and Other Delights, he left his mark as a record producer as well, launching the careers of major artists including Sergio Mendes, Burt Bacharach, Carpenters, Janet Jackson, and The Police. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lani Hall.