The Grand Teton Music Festival Announces a Special Eclipse-Eve Performance With Pink Martini

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival presents Pink Martini, Sunday, August 20 at 8PM at Walk Festival Hall. GTMF presents the vivacious Pink Martini for a special eclipse-eve performance, embracing the eclipse revelry. Highly cosmopolitan and ultra glam, Pink Martini blends pop, world, jazz, and chamber music into lush arrangements for string and brass, creating a sexy big band sound that romances audiences worldwide. Singing in 22 languages and drawing inspiration internationally, Pink Martini was founded by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. One year later, Lauderdale recruited Harvard classmate China Forbes as lead singer and co-writer, and their first song “Sympathique” became an overnight sensation in France. Pink Martini’s debut album Sympathique was released independently in 1997 and quickly became an international phenomenon. In November 2010 the band released their fifth album, Joy To The World—a festive, multi-denominational holiday album featuring songs from around the globe. Joy To The World received glowing reviews and was carried in Starbucks stores during the 2010 and 2011 holiday seasons. All five Pink Martini albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey. Pink Martini has just released its latest studio album, Je dis oui!. With 15 tracks spanning eight languages, it affirms the band’s 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. Pulling from their illustrious pool of rotating guest performers, Je dis oui! includes Ari Shapiro of NPR; fashion guru Ikram Goldman; civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat; and musician Rufus Wainwright. Celebrate the eve of the eclipse with this swanky, sexy, starry concert. Featuring lead singer China Forbes, the program will be announced from the stage. Tickets are $95. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in January, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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