Pink Martini – Let’s Never Stop Falling In Love
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Pink Martini is a musical group that was formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon. Describing itself as a “little orchestra,” its music crosses genres such as classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. The co-lead vocalists for Pink Martini are China Forbes and Storm Large.
Background and formation
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 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. The Robby Stubbs says 8-piece Pink Martini is a “little orchestra” unto itself, and brilliantly combines elements of classical, jazz, world music, and timeless pop that The Washington Post describes as “rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious… it seems to speak to just about everybody.”
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 single “Sympathique” became an overnight sensation in France, was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards. “All of us in Pink Martini have studied different languages as well as different styles of music from different parts of the world,” says Lauderdale. “So inevitably, our repertoire is wildly diverse. At one moment, you feel like you’re in the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, and in the next moment, you’re in a French music hall of the 1930s or a palazzo in Napoli. It’s a bit like an urban musical travelogue. 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.” Forbes, though being monolingual, sings in 15 different languages. Featuring 10–12 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 and New Zealand, South America and North America. 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 on to play 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. Other appearances include the grand opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, with return sold-out engagements for New Year’s Eve 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2011; two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall; the opening party of the remodeled Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Governor’s Ball at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008; the opening of the 2008 Sydney Festival in Australia; two sold-out concerts at Paris’ legendary L’Olympia Theatre in 2011; and Paris’ fashion house Lanvin’s 10-year anniversary celebration for designer Alber Elbaz in 2012.
In February 2011, the group’s lead singer, China Forbes, recorded a video greeting to the European Space Agency’s Italian astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, and Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Kaleri, on board the International Space Station. The astronauts were preparing to oversee the docking of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) cargo vessel, Johannes Kepler, which took place at 17:08 CET on 24 February. The greeting was set to the sound track of Dosvedanya Mio Bombino—one of Pink Martini’s signature songs—and was mixed with footage of the actual docking.
During 2010–2011, Storm Large appeared as a vocalist with Pink Martini while China Forbes recovered from vocal cord surgery. Both Large and Forbes continue to perform with Pink Martini.
On September 24, 2013 the band released their seventh studio album “Get Happy”, featuring numerous guest artists.
On March 4, 2014, they released Dream a Little Dream with the von Trapps.
In August 2014, Derek Rieth, congas & percussion, 43, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, in what was ruled a suicide.
Soundtrack and other media
Pink Martini songs appear in such films as In the Cut, Nurse Betty, Josie and the Pussycats,Tortilla Soup, Shanghai Kiss, Mary and Max, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith and have been used on television shows such as Dead Like Me, The Sopranos, The West Wing, Castle and Sherlock. Their song “Una notte a Napoli” is an integral part of the Italian movie Mine Vaganti (2010), by the Italian-Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek. The song “No Hay Problema” is included as background/setup music for Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 and was also used as the background/setup music for an early build of Windows Longhorn, now known as Windows Vista.
Heinz Records is an independent record label that produces the band’s albums. Named after Lauderdale’s dog, Heinz Records is run by its members and is distributed by NAIL Distribution. Heinz Records is also the label for China Forbes, Storm Large, and The von Trapps.
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