China Forbes (vocals)
Thomas Lauderdale (piano)
Robert Taylor (trombone)
Gavin Bondy (trumpet)
Paloma Griffin (violin)
Doug Smith (vibes and percussion)
Brian Davis (congas and percussion)
Derek Rieth (percussion)
Martin Zarzar (drums)
Pink Martini blends influences from Cuban rumbas to classical chamber music,
from Parisian cafe tunes to foreign film soundtracks, creating music that spans
Comprised of 10 musicians, the Portland, Oregon-based Pink Martini was a fortuitous
accident, thrown together as the opener for the 3-girl, 3-guitar ensemble The
Del Rubio Triplets in the Fall of 1994.
Since then, the group has gone on
to tour Europe, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Taiwan. In the United States, Pink
Martini has toured the country performing with symphony orchestras including
the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The Nashville Symphony, The Jacksonville Symphony
and The Oregon Symphony, among others.
In France, their CD has gone "Double Gold," and
the group was nominated for the prestigious “Victoires de la Musique” awards
for song of the year and best new artist.