Pink Martini Band
Tickets range from $38 – $65. On sale Friday, January 28th
Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. After three years and a cast of different singers, Lauderdale called China Forbes, an old Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join. The band began to write songs together, and their first song became an overnight sensation in France, and was even nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards.
Pink Martini released Hang On Little Tomato in 2004, Hey Eugene! in 2007 and Splendor In The Grass in 2009. In November 2010 the band released Joy To The World—a festive, multi-denominational holiday album featuring songs from around the globe. Joy To The World received rave reviews and was carried in Starbucks stores during the 2010 holiday season. All five Pink Martini albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey, and have sold well over 2 million copies worldwide.