Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Saturday | January 20, 2024 | 7:30PM
Mount Baker Theatre is proud to present the biggest little orchestra around, Pink Martini featuring their lead singer China Forbes!
Founded in 1994 by Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini is known for drawing inspiration from music all over the world! The band's sound crosses genres ranging from classical and jazz to old-fashioned pop. Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, 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.
Pink Martini has sold over 3 million albums worldwide on their own independent label Heinz Records (named after Lauderdale’s dog). The band’s debut album Sympathique was released in 1997, and quickly became an international phenomenon, garnering the group nominations for “Song of the Year” and “Best New Artist” in France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards in 2000. 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 glowing reviews and was carried in Starbucks stores during the 2010 and 2011 holiday seasons. All five albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece, and Turkey.
This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious. And it seems to speak to just about everybody ... From grade-schoolers to grandmothers to the young and hip and beautiful.”
— The Washington Post
Production Genre: Live Music