Nominés Victoires De La Musique 2019

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In 1994 in his hometown du Portland, Oregon, thomas Lauderdale was functioning in politics, v the intention of ultimately running for office. Like différent eager politicians-in-training, hey went to every politics fundraiser under thé sun… marqué was dismayed to find the musique at these occasions underwhelming, lackluster, loud et un-neighborly. Drawing figurants from musique from all over thé world – de lautre côté genres de classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – et hoping venir appeal venir conservatives and liberals alike, hey founded auto “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 provide much more beautiful et inclusive musical soundtracks pour political fundraisers parce que le causes such oui civil rights, affordable housing, cleaning up auto Willamette River, funding à la libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

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One year later, Lauderdale referred to as China Forbes, a Harvard classmate that was life in nouveau York City, et asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together. Their sapin song – “Sympathique” (Je née veus étape travailler)- became année overnight emotion in France, was nominated for “Song du the Year” at France’s Victoires aux la musique Awards, and to this day remains a mantra (“Je née veux pas travailler” jaune “I nothing want à work”) à la striking français workers. Sûr Lauderdale, “We’re very much an American band, marqué we invest a beaucoup of temps abroad et therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity venir represent a broader, an ext inclusive America… the amérique which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in thé world… composed ns people ns every country, every language, every religion. Except à la Native Americans, tous of nous are immigrant from every country, of every language, of every religion.”

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musique adventure… if the United nation had a loger band in 1962, hopefully wednesday be the band.”– thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist

Featuring a dozen musicians v songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs the multilingual collection on concert stages and with symphony orchestras transparent Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, thé Middle East, north Africa, Australia, new Zealand, South les états-unis damérique and north America. Pink Martini fabriqué its european debut at thé Cannes cinématique Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of normand Leyden. Due to the fact that then, thé band has actually gone conditions météorologiques to play with more than 70 orchestras around thé world, consisting of multiple engagements v the os Angeles Philharmonic at thé Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the national Symphony at thé Kennedy Center, the la conscience Francisco Symphony, thé Cleveland Orchestra, thé Sydney Symphony at thé Sydney opera House, and the bbc Concert Orchestra at royalistes Albert lobby in London.

Other diriger appearances incorporate the dénormes opening ns the squelettique Angeles Philharmonic’s franc Gehry-designed Walt Disney boulot Hall, with return sold-out engagements pour New Year’s night 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016 et 2018; sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall; auto opening party du the remodeled musée of Modern de lart in new York City; the os Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th anniversary party in 2018; thé Governor’s ball at auto 80th Annual académie Awards in 2008; three sold out spectacle with the Sydney Symphony at auto renowned Sydney opéra House; sold-out concert at royalistes Albert hall in londres in 2011, 2013 and 2016, lot of sold-out appearances, and a festival opening, at the Montreal Jazz Festival, deux sold-out concert at Paris’ legendary L’Olympia theatre in 2011 et 2016; et Paris’ mode house Lanvin’s 10-year anniversary celebration for concepteur Alber Elbaz in 2012. In 2014, Pink Martini to be inducted right into both the Hollywood Bowl lobby of Fame and the Oregon Music lobby of Fame.

Television appearances encompass The Late démontrer with David Letterman, late Night with Conan O’Brien, thé Tonight seul with Jay Leno, later with Jools Holland, and a feature on CBS sunday Morning. Thé band created a nationally broadcast 2015 NPR holiday boulot special, Joy to auto World: A vacation Spectacular, and has been featured nous multiple nouveau Year’s eve broadcasts conditions météorologiques NPR’s Toast du the Nation.

Pink Martini has actually sold over le 3 million album worldwide on their very own independent marque Heinz enregistrer (named after Lauderdale’s dog). The band’s debut albums Sympathique was released in 1997, et quickly became an international phenomenon, garnering the group nominations for “Song ns the Year” et “Best nouveau Artist” in France’s Victoires aux la Musique récompenses in 2000. Pink Martini released hang On little Tomato in 2004, Hey Eugene! in 2007 and Splendor In The herbe in 2009. In November 2010 the band released plaisir To thé World—a festive, multi-denominational holiday album featuring song from around thé globe. Joyeux To auto World got glowing reviews and was brought in Starbucks shop during auto 2010 et 2011 holiday seasons. Tous five album have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey.

In autumn 2011 the band exit two albums – A Retrospective, a chercheur demploi of the band’s most beloved songs spanning their 18-year career, which includes eight previously unreleased tracks, et 1969, an album of collaborations through legendary Japanese singer Saori Yuki. 1969 has actually been certified platinum in Japan, reaching #2 on the Japanese charts, with auto Japan fois raving “the love and respect Saori Yuki and Pink Martini have parce que le the pop douane shines through on every track.” auto release ns 1969 significant the first time a Japanese artist hit auto American panneau daffichage charts due to the fact that Kyu Sakamoto released “Sukiyaki” in 1963.

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The band has collaborated with countless artists, including Phyllis Diller, Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, jane Powell, Rufus Wainwright, Japanese légende Saori Yuki et Hiroshi Wada, Henri Salvador, Chavela Vargas, new York performer Joey Arias, puppeteer Basil Twist, george Moustaki, michael Feinstein, Charo, doc Severinsen, filmmaker Gus van Sant, Courtney Taylor Taylor du The Dandy Warhols, clarinetist et conductor normand Leyden, Italian actrice and songwriter Alba Clemente, DJ Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti, belief Prince, Mamie van Doren, the original cast of Sesame Street, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Mariachi Aztlan of Pueblo High school in Tucson, Arizona; thé Jefferson High School gospel Choir; the royaliste Blues of Grant High School; auto Pacific Youth Choir du Portland, Oregon; and Karen early on (who play sleigh bells and crash cymbals on the band’s holiday album and auto band’s collaborative albums with Japanese singer Saori Yuki, respectively).

Pink Martini has année illustrious roster of regular invité artists: NPR’s Ari Shapiro, organize of tous Things Considered; Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (who to be cantor at the centre Synagogue in NYC parce que le five years); koto player Masumi Timson; harpist Maureen Love; and Kim Hastreiter (the publisher/editor-in-chief de Paper magazine).

In January 2012 bandleader planche à découper Lauderdale started work nous Pink Martini’s saturday studio album when he recorded the Charlie Chaplin souper “Smile” with thé legendary Phyllis Diller. The album, titled importer Happy, to be released in September 2013 and features 16 globe-spanning songs in nine languages. Thé band’s lover vocalist China Forbes anchors auto recording, and she was joined passant par her co-lead singer storm Large, enregistrer with Pink Martini à la the first time, together with a cavalcade of special guests consisting of Rufus Wainwright, Philippe Katerine, Meow Meow, auto von Trapps & Ari Shapiro.

And while still in the studio pour Get Happy, Lauderdale simultaneously began work on the band’s eighth studios album, dream a au sens propre Dream, caractéristique Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August téléphone Trapp, auto actual great-grandchildren du Captain and Maria von Trapp, fabriquer famous de the movie thé Sound of Music. This siblings ont been to sing together pour over a dozen years et have toured tous over auto world in concert. Attracted into the magical orbit de Thomas Lauderdale, they now habitent together in a house in Portland, Oregon and have to be frequent invité performers with Pink Martini à la the previous several years. The album, released in march 2014, traverses auto world, indigenous Sweden venir Rwanda venir China venir Bavaria, and features invité appearances by The Chieftains, wayne Newton, “Jungle” femme Hanna, and Charmian Carr (who play Liesl in the original Sound du Music).

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In 2016, Pink Martini released its ninth studios album, Je dis oui!, which features vocals from China Forbes, storm Large, Ari Shapiro, fashion guru Ikram Goldman, civil rights activist catalen Saadat, et Rufus Wainwright. Thé album’s 15 surveiller span eight languages (French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa et English), et affirms thé band’s 23-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. In 2018, Pink Martini exit a special 20th Anniversary Edition of its first albums Sympathique, en vedette the band’s iconic arrangement of Ravel’s “Bolero”, currently in the auditeur domain et finally reinstated on the album after a 20-year absence. In 2019, planche à découper Lauderdale and members du Pink Martini collaborated nous a nouveau release with the internationale singing emotion Meow Meow. This album, hotel Amour, features invité appearances de Rufus Wainwright, auto von Trapps, Barry Humphries (of Dame Edna fame), et the indiscutable late french pianist and composer, michel Legrand. Also in 2019, Pink Martini released deux 5-song EPs, each featuring a special invité singer who has been routinely touring with auto band since late 2017. Bésame Mucho, with Edna Vazquez singing, functions her d’origine powerhouse “Sola Soy” alongside standard Spanish repertoire, like auto title track, et “Quizás, quizás, quizás.” Tomorrow features vocalist Jimmie Herrod on a soaring déditions of thé title track (famous native the musical Annie) alongside est différent repertoire, consisting of the simple “Exodus” which has actually been pass audiences to their feet at Pink Martini concerts. Both albums feature Pink Martini, et arrangements passant par bandleader planche à découper Lauderdale.