Friday, May 11, 2012
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“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,” says Thomas Lauderdale the band’s leader and pianist. Formed in 1994, Pink Martini’s music crosses the genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop drawing inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ‘50s injecting a more global perspective. The band’s twelve musicians have studied different languages and styles of music from all over the world in developing their wildly diverse repertoire. From a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro to a palazzo in Naples, Pink Martini creates an urban music travelogue. Storm Large will be the featured vocalist this evening.