Thomas Lauderdale: Pink Martini artistic director and founder
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.
Tune in to hear about this vintage-chic band that blends classical, jazz, and world music.
"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."
--The Boston Globe