PINK MARTINI

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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
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PINK MARTINI Simpatique album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Simpatique
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1997
PINK MARTINI Hang on Little Tomato album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hang on Little Tomato
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2004
PINK MARTINI Hey Eugene! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hey Eugene!
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2007
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Splendor in the Grass
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2009
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Joy to The World
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2010
PINK MARTINI Pink Martini & Saori Yuki ‎: 1969 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pink Martini & Saori Yuki ‎: 1969
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
PINK MARTINI Get Happy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Get Happy
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2013
PINK MARTINI Dream A Little Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dream A Little Dream
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2014
PINK MARTINI Je Dis Oui! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Je Dis Oui!
Exotica 2016

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A Retrospective
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011

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Discover the World
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2009

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