‘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.’ – Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist.
Pink Martini has an illustrious roster of regular guest artists: NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (who was cantor at the Central Synagogue in NYC for five years), koto player Masumi Timson, harpist Maureen Love, and Kim Hastreiter (the publish/editor-in-chief of Paper Magazine). Most recently, the four great-grandchildren of Mariaand Georg Von Trapp appeared with Pink Martini and are currently working on a joint album project with the band.In January 2012, bandleader Thomas Lauderdale recorded the Charlie Chaplin song “Smile” with the 94-year-old legendary Phyllis Diller; this song will be released on the band’s next album due in the spring of 2013 tentatively titled “Get Happy.”
‘Classy, charming, sexy, elegant, sophisticated, take your pick to describe the globe trotting eclectic mix that is Pink Martini.’ The Sun
‘Pink Martini is on a mission to bring back romance and beauty.’ The Telegraph
‘Pink Martini sounds like nothing else around…effortlessly appealing. Evokes nostalgia for a more glamorous era.’ Marie Claire