“Pink Martini’s live show conjures a fantasy of ageless glamor.”—JazzTimes
“If the United Nations had a house band in 1962,” Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale says, “. . . we’d be that band.” The sentiment sums up the “little orchestra’s” vibe completely: they are a rollicking tour-de-genre that in one moment seduces with musical postcards from Brazil and in the next swings to neo-classical, lounge, or Japanese pop—all mixed together in the great cocktail shaker of jazz. Founded in Portland, Oregon by Harvard classmates Lauderdale and singer China Forbes, Pink Martini debuted at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival; the group performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Their appearance at this year’s festival marks the band’s 23-year career as the global ambassadors of cosmopolitan joie de vivre.
Dress Circle means that two rows of seats are set up in front of row A.