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Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

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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." They return with their infectiously joyous, dance-friendly takes on classic holiday music to make your season swing.

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 the dynamic vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini has performed with over 50 of the world's great orchestras and recorded 15 full-length albums and EPs on Lauderdale's own Heinz imprint, collaborating with Japanese vocal star Saori Yuki's 1969 album and 2014's Dream a Little Dream in partnership with The Von Trapps. Most recently, they released a pair of EPs recorded in conjunction with Portland pianist/singer Jimmie Herrod and vocalist Edna Vazquez

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A massive collective with a rotating membership that's been active since the early 1990s, Pink Martini are a little orchestra that knows no stylistic bounds. Playing classical and jazz, Latin and pop, what threads their performances together is a lighthearted, jazzy vibe that basically demands you move along with it. Pink Martini have performed with over 50 orchestras in cities around the world, from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony to the BBC Concert Orchestra. Their first live breakthrough came at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997, while their orchestral debut came in 1998 with the Oregon Symphony. The ensemble played several New Year's Eve concerts at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall across the 2000s and early 2010s, and they've performed multiple sold-out concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall. Their live performance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, was aired live on NPR and eventually released in 2009 as a live CD/DVD called Discover the World. The group have also graced late-night talk show stages, including Conan O'Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
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." They return with their infectiously joyous, dance-friendly takes on classic holiday music to make your season swing.

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 the dynamic vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini has performed with over 50 of the world's great orchestras and recorded 15 full-length albums and EPs on Lauderdale's own Heinz imprint, collaborating with Japanese vocal star Saori Yuki's 1969 album and 2014's Dream a Little Dream in partnership with The Von Trapps. Most recently, they released a pair of EPs recorded in conjunction with Portland pianist/singer Jimmie Herrod and vocalist Edna Vazquez

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A massive collective with a rotating membership that's been active since the early 1990s, Pink Martini are a little orchestra that knows no stylistic bounds. Playing classical and jazz, Latin and pop, what threads their performances together is a lighthearted, jazzy vibe that basically demands you move along with it. Pink Martini have performed with over 50 orchestras in cities around the world, from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony to the BBC Concert Orchestra. Their first live breakthrough came at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997, while their orchestral debut came in 1998 with the Oregon Symphony. The ensemble played several New Year's Eve concerts at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall across the 2000s and early 2010s, and they've performed multiple sold-out concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall. Their live performance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, was aired live on NPR and eventually released in 2009 as a live CD/DVD called Discover the World. The group have also graced late-night talk show stages, including Conan O'Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
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