Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pink Martini Dazzles Boston

China Forbes returned to Boston for this fabulous sold-out performance of Pink Martini at the Boston Opera House Saturday night. Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores & more, Pink Martini brings melodies & rhythms from different parts of the world together to create a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. The 12-piece award-winning band led by Thomas M. Lauderdale featured the captivating vocalist China Forbes who was joined by NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro on vocals, Gavin Bondy trumpets, guitarist Dan Faehnle, Phil Baker on bass, violinist Nicholas Crosa, Timothy Nishimoto, vocals & percussion, Brian Lavern Davis on congas, drums & percussion & Anthony Jones on drums & percussion. China Forbes a native of Cambridge resumed her role as lead vocalist after her leave of absence having undergone surgery on her vocal chords in March of 2011. The procedure was clearly a success as China’s voice was as sultry & powerful as ever with perfect pitch. They perform an array of songs from all of their albums to the delight of the Boston audience. After a brief intermission they performed a song from Turkey & asked if any Turks were in the audience to join them on stage. To the amazement of everyone about 20 people proceeded to the stage. They ended the show with a brilliant rendition of the classic Streisand/Garland duet of C’mon Get Happy/Happy Days are Here Again with Forbes & Shapiro. After receiving s standing ovation their encore performance of Brazil had the audience break into huge conga lines in the orchestra section as well as the balcony. This was a unforgettable concert for everyone that attended. For More Info: OUTTAKE VOICES™ NOW ON HUFFINGTON POST...:)


Anonymous Ibrahim Ibo Yilmaz said...

I was one of the Turks on stage, it was a fabulous concert.

February 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM  

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