Venue: Concert Hall
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Pink Martini is nothing short of the essence of modern American music. Since forming the band in 1994, pianist Thomas Lauderdale has had one goal: to represent the many cultures and influences that make up the sound of America. “If the UN had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”
Lauderdale formed Pink Martini after attending several political functions with the hopes of one day running for office himself. He quickly realized that the music at all these events was loud and abrasive, so he put together a small orchestra to play at fundraisers, events, and rallies and just like that Pink Martini was born.
Since their first recording they’ve been worldwide sensations, selling millions of records in France, Greece, Turkey, and even going platinum in Japan. Pink Martini has enjoyed numerous sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Paris’ legendary L’Olympia Theatre.
Pink Martini’s latest record Je dis oui! is a classic example of the group’s mastery of all genres and a celebration of sound itself. “No Matter how Pink Martini gets described, there’s always an element being overlooked, a reliance on phrases such as lounge, cosmopolitan rumba or neo-classical that only tells part of this rich story. Impressive at every musician’s station, this ensemble produces music that’s charming and elegant.” (Variety)
Don’t miss Pink Martini as they return to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Feb. 7th!
Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.