So what do you get when you mix a pair of percussionists who spend a lot of time in Brazil with another who likes Miles Davis, a cellist who speaks Mandarin, and a lead singer who studied French and Italian and sings in a dozen different languages?
The answer is Pink Martini. The band, originally from Portland, Ore., has been entertaining audiences around the world for more than 15 years with its wide-ranging, vibrant, global repertoire. With lead singer China Forbes still recovering from successful vocal chord surgery, Storm Large, a Southborough, Mass. native, will lead the band when it plays Boston's Berklee Performance Center on December 16th and 17th.
Earlier this week, Radio Boston's Anthony Brooks sat down with Thomas Lauderdale, a co-founder of the band, and Storm Large.
- Thomas Lauderdale, piano, Pink Martini
- Storm Large, guest vocals, Pink Martini
- 12/24/2010: Pink Martini Remembers Its Cambridge Days