International band, Pink Martini with vocalist Storm Large, is making their Webb Center debut on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30 pm. The musical ensemble draws inspiration from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.
Pink Martini was formed in 1994 by aspiring Portland politician Thomas Lauderdale who got the idea to provide more entertaining, uplifting music at political functions. Since then, the group has been inspired by a variety of sources, including romantic Hollywood musicals of the ’40s and ’50s, and a multilingual repertoire of Latin and world music.
Pink Martini’s wide-ranging songs vary from “Moon River” to “Qué Será Será” and “Never on Sunday,” as well as songs reflecting their tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. A typical Pink Martini concert spans the globe, from Cuban rumba and Parisian cafe tunes to Carnival disco.
Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini is often called a “little orchestra” that founder Lauderdale describes as, “a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure.” Vocalist Storm Large has mesmerized Pink Martini audiences since 2011 with her vivacious stage presence and flawless tone.
Seating is limited, please call for availability. Tickets for the performance start at $65 for adults and are $5 for 18 and under.