Pink Martini – The 2014 Tour
The biggest little orchestra, Pink Martini, is back and ready to deliver all
of their jazz, lounge, classical and pop hits of their amazing repertoire. Don't miss this stellar ensemble as they come to
a location near you, including: Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Washington, DC; Red Bank and Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Glenside,
PA; and Hollywood, CA. Pink Martini's American tour is the hottest thing to hit the orchestral scene in decades and fills
concert halls and stadiums across the nation. Don't see Pink Martini touring at a location near you? Never fear. Keep up to
date on all of the new and exciting concert info right here on StubHub.com
Pink Martini will be wowing audiences across
continental US, playing at the swankiest venues in concerts that are selling out every time. Don't miss them at the most iconic
concert halls and theatres across the States, including: Hollywood Bowl, New York's Beacon Theatre, Washington's Kennedy Center
Concert Hall, and Glenside's Keswick Theatre. Pink Martini always puts on entertaining shows that really are once in a lifetime.
Don't miss your chance to see one of the greatest orchestral acts in the country! Get your tickets before they're gone.
About Pink Martini
Pink Martini would come into being in 1994, when aspiring politician and pianist Thomas M.
Lauderdale noticed a dearth of compelling music at political fundraisers. He founded Pink Martini with the vision of creating
an ensemble skilled in diverse styles and appealing to politicians of all stripes. In 1995 he hired China Forbes as the lead
singer. They had met in the late 'eighties at Harvard University. Lauderdale had grown up in Indiana and California, and lived
out his teenage years in Portland. After finishing his studies at Harvard he would settle back in Portland. Forbes was living
in New York City when she first joined Lauderdale's project. She would release a solo album the same year she joined Pink
Martini, but the orchestral ensemble quickly became her priority. Other members of Pink Martini would include trumpeter Gavin
Bondy, and percussionists Brian Lavern Davis, Martin Zarzar, and Derek Rieth. The multi-lingual, ten-to-twelve person group
became an instant hit around the world.
Pink Martini started their own Heinz Records label, and would release their
debut album Sympathique in 1997. That year also marked their European debut at the Cannes Film Festival. Their sophomore album,
Hang On Little Tomato, would not be released until 2004. Hey Eugene!, their third album, would be released in 2007. In 2008
Heinz Records released Forbes' sophomore album, '78, which signaled a major departure from her work with Pink Martini.
2009, Pink Martini released their first concert DVD, entitled Discover the World: Live in Concert. The DVD was a fascinating
peek into the ensemble's creative process, and chronicled the making of their album Splendor in the Grass and their work with
Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols and Chavela Vargas.
Pink Martini released their first holiday album in 2010,
entitled Joy to the World and featuring Japanese chanteuse Saori Yuki. The band made good use of Saori's vocal talents again
with their album 1969, an anthology of that year's hits. Pink Martini began recording for their next release in 2012, with
material from Phyllis Diller on a cover of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile." The record, Get Happy, was released in 2013. 2014's
Dream a Little Dream featured four great-grandchildren of the von Trapp family, whose flight from the Nazis was the basis
for The Sound of Music.
Pink Martini is renowned for its multicultural appeal. Their first
hit, "Sympathique," would become wildly popular in France. It was then nominated for an award in the country's Victoires de
In their native country and in Canada, Pink Martini has enjoyed lasting success on multiple charts. Sympathique,
Hang On Little Tomato, and Hey Eugene! were all Top Internet Albums. Tomato, Eugene!, Splendor in the Grass, Joy to the World,
Retrospective, Get Happy, and Dream a Little Dream were all Top 40 Independent Albums. While all of their albums have done
well on the charts, perhaps their best-loved productions have been the carefree, unpretentious beats of Hey Eugene! and their
beloved classic holiday album Joy to the World. Their ever well-traveled styles would also shine in 2009's Splendor in the
Grass, which featured a more mellow sound as well as fresh covers and original songs.
the ensemble's stunning lead vocalist, is able to sing in fifteen different languages, and showcases her incredible abilities
across Pink Martini's discography.
Pink Martini is known for its sterling publicity, and in 2011 Forbes recorded a video
greeting to astronauts Paolo Nespoli from Italy and Aleksandr Kaleri from Russia as they were monitoring the docking of a
cargo vessel on the International Space Station.
Heinz Records, the band's own independent label, is named after founder
Thomas Lauderdale's dog.
The Pink Martini Concert Experience
With twenty years of solid performances,
Pink Martini is back bringing their amazing repertoire of songs and diverse styles back to the stage. Whether they're playing
their oldest classics or new material, Pink Martini is an experience not to miss. Their ability to perform any number of styles
from around the world will charm and impress you. Don't let this exciting opportunity go!