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Pink Martini

15 years ago in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager beaver politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun … but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world --crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop--and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra”Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

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“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure … if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” --Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist

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Discography

A Retrospective
Cpt. Sparky Publications
2011
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1969
Cpt. Sparky Publications
2011
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Joy To The World Pt. 2
Cpt. Sparky Publications
2011
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Joy To The World
Cpt. Sparky Publications
2010
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Splendor In The Grass
Cpt. Sparky Publications
2009
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Live In London At The...
Cpt. Sparky Publications
2008
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