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SATURDAY ENCORE: DEC 4, 11AM PT
PLEASE NOTE: Pink Martini will not be available On-Demand
Pound for pound, no other band does what Pink Martini does. With the combined power of a dozen musicians, the self-described “little orchestra” performs a rollicking cross-genre mix of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop The Washington Post called “rich, hugely approachable, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious... it seems to speak to just about everybody.”
The return with their infectiously joyous, dance-friendly takes on classic holiday music to make your season swing, as captured on their 2010 release Joy to the World.
Formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon, the group has built a monstrous fan base through performances in settings ranging from the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Opening of Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, to late night television with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, and Jools Holland and even a video greeting to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Fronted by dynamic vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini has performed with over 50 of the world’s great orchestras and released 16 albums on Lauderdale’s own Heinz imprint, most recently EPs recorded in conjunction with Portland pianist/singer Jimmie Herrod and vocalist Edna Vazquez.
Thomas Lauderdale band leader & piano
China Forbes lead vocals
Jimmie Herrod guest vocals
Edna Vazquez guest vocals
Nick Crosa violin
Timothy Nishimoto vocals & percussion
Dan Faenhle guitar
Gavin Bondy trumpet
Phil Baker bass
Brian Davis drums & percussion
Miguel Bernal conga & percussion
Antonis Andreou trombone
Thomas Barber trumpet