Tuesday 11th April 2017
A one-night-only show
Featuring 10-12 musicians, PINK MARTINI made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden.
Since then, the band has gone sell over 2.5 million albums worldwide, and has played with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London.
The band has collaborated and performed with numerous artists, such as Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Jane Powell, Henri Salvador, Chavela Vargas, New York performer Joey Arias, puppeteer Basil Twist, Georges Moustaki, Michael Feinstein, filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Courtney Taylor Taylor of The Dandy Warhols, clarinetist and conductor Norman Leyden, Japanese legend Hiroshi Wada, Italian actress and songwriter Alba Clemente, DJ Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti, the original cast of Sesame Street, the Bonita Vista High School Marching Band from Chula Vista, California, and the Pacific Youth Choir of Portland, Oregon.
Singer Storm Large began performing with PINK MARTINI in March 2011, when China Forbes took a leave of absence to undergo surgery on her vocal chords. Forbes made full recovery and moving forward both she and Large will continue performing with PINK MARTINI.
The band's illustrious roster of regular guest artists includes: NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (who was cantor at the Central Synagogue in NYC for five years), koto player Masumi Timson, harpist Maureen Love, and Kim Hastreiter (the publish/editor-in-chief of Paper Magazine). Most recently, the four great-grandchildren of Maria and Georg Von Trapp appeared with Pink Martini and are currently working on a joint album project with the band.
PINK MARTINI has just finished its ninth studio album ‘Je Di Oui’, which features vocals by China Forbes, Storm Large, Ari Shapiro, fashion maven Ikram Goldman, Kathleen Saadat and Rufus Wainwright, and will be released in October 2016.