Thomas Lauderdale http://wrti.org en Thomas Lauderdale: Pink Martini artistic director and founder http://wrti.org/post/thomas-lauderdale-pink-martini-artistic-director-and-founder <p>Jill Pasternak interviews Thomas Lauderdale, founder, songwriter, and pianist for the 12-piece, Oregon-based ensemble Pink Martini. With lead vocalist China Forbes, the band has recorded songs in more than eight languages, and has won fans worldwide.</p> <p>Tune in to hear about this vintage-chic band that blends classical, jazz, and world music. </p> <p>"The recipe for Pink Martini would read something like this: One part French chanson, one part Argentine tango, one part soft merengue beat, and a dash of gin-joint jazz. Combine ingredients and shake vigorously over old Hollywood glamour. Pour into a glass and garnish with a paper parasol."</p> <p><em>-The Boston Globe</em></p> Sat, 24 May 2008 20:10:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1971 at http://wrti.org Thomas Lauderdale: Pink Martini artistic director and founder Pink Martini: Thomas Lauderdale, pianist, founder http://wrti.org/post/pink-martini-thomas-lauderdale-pianist-founder <p class="legacy-audio-caption">Pink Martini</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2008 20:04:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1943 at http://wrti.org