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PINK MARTINI

  • Tour Direction (Europe, Middle East)
  • For Pink Martini (Heinz Records)

Thomas M. Lauderdale / China Forbes / Storm Large

In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun… but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

One year later, Lauderdale called China Forbes, a Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together. Their first song “Sympathique” became an overnight sensation in France, was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards, and to this day remains a mantra (“Je ne veux pas travailler” or “I don’t want to work”) for striking French workers.  Says Lauderdale, “We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America… the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world… composed of people of every country, every language, every religion.”

“PINK MARTINI IS A ROLLICKING AROUND-THE-WORLD MUSICAL ADVENTURE… IF THE UNITED NATIONS HAD A HOUSE BAND IN 1962, HOPEFULLY WE’D BE THAT BAND.”

THOMAS LAUDERDALE, BANDLEADER/PIANIST

Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America.

 

More informations here : pinkmartini.com

 

Dates

Date City Place Country
2022-10-07 Liverpool Liverpool Philharmonic Hall UK
2022-10-09 Birmingham The Alexandra UK
2022-10-10 Edinburgh Usher Hall UK
2022-10-12 Londres Royal Albert Hall UK
2022-10-14 Leipzig Haus Auensee Germany
2022-10-15 Berlin UdK Konzertsaal Hardenbergstraße Germany

Past dates (current year only)

Date City Place Country
2022-04-02 Megève Le Palais de Megève France
2022-04-03 Zurich Kaufleuten Switzerland
2022-04-05 La Rochelle Scéne Nationale de la Rochelle France
2022-04-07 Paris Le Grand Rex France
2022-04-09 Bucharest Sala Palatuli Romania
2022-04-10 Bucharest Fratelli Studios Romania
2022-04-12 Helsinki Kulttuuritalo Finland
2022-04-14 Bruxelles Cirques Royal de Bruxelles - Koninklijk Circus Belgium
2022-04-15 Luxembourg L'atelier Luxembourg
2022-07-11 Stuttgart Jazzopen Germany
2022-07-12 Munich Philharmonie am Gasteig Germany
2022-07-13 Monaco Opéra Garnier Monaco
2022-07-15 Budapest Margaret Island Festival Hongrie
2022-07-18 Tel Aviv Hangar 11 Israel
2022-07-20 Arès Domaine des Lugees France
2022-07-21 Madrid Noches del Botanico Spain
2022-07-23 Peralada Festival Castell de Peralada Spain
2022-07-25 Athènes Faliro Summer Theater Greece