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Pink Martini’s Songs for the Young at Heart

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

To celebrate what is arguably the best holiday of the year, Pink Martini has once again partnered with the incredible team at Generous to create a pay-what-you-want downloadable playlist for the occasion.  Pink Martini’s Songs for the Young at Heart features 13 tracks from the Pink Martini collection that speak (and sing) to the kid in all of us. From classics like “Hang on Little Tomato” to rarely heard b-sides like “The Man With The Big Sombrero,” this playlist has something for avid fans and newcomers alike. It’s an all-ages, all-access pajama party.

Pink Martini’s Songs for the Young at Heart

100% of the proceeds of your donation go to MyMusicRx, the flagship program of the Children’s Cancer Association. MyMusicRx believes that joy matters and #MusicHeals. The in-hospital program includes bedside sing-a-longs led by trained music specialists, instrument and iPad lending from mobile music carts, and live concerts from national recording artists. Read More...

On the Fly with Pink Martini and the Nashville Symphony!

Nashville, let’s paint the town Pink! We’re giving away tickets to our shows with the Nashville Symphony on November 12th, 13th and 14th. For your chance to win print out either of the show fliers below and tape it to the water cooler at work, or the rear window of your car. Staple it to your favorite telephone poll, or anywhere else you can think to display it!  Send us a direct message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and be sure to include a photo of your flier living in the wild for your chance to win!

Here are links to the full resolution photos if you would like to print a larger flier!

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*Three pairs of tickets will be given away on a rolling basis from Thursday October 29th until Tuesday, Nomember 10th at 1 pm Central Time. Winner may select their preferred show.



Pink Martini Wears Orange

“The guys in Pink Martini are very supportive. After all, everybody has a thing they battle with—diabetes, other health issues—but we come together and talk about how we’re doing. Aside from playing wonderful music and being in amazing places, it’s a family environment. Everybody cares about each other.” – Anthony Jones, drummer

Our beloved drummer Anthony Jones was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was twenty-one but hasn’t had a single MS relapse since he joined Pink Martini in early 2012. Earlier this month at Pink Martini Headquarters, The Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society hosted “Pink Martini Wears Orange:” a benefit that celebrated the Society’s supporters and also paid tribute to Anthony.

Make a donation and read a full write-up of the event on the National MS Society’s website.

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Love of Country – Old and New

“And so, by fits and starts, by blood and toil and tears, we have come closer and closer to our highest aspirations, to our ideal, expressed at the very Founding, that all people are endowed by the Creator with certain rights that cannot be taken or given away, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – The Honorable Michael Mosman

Last Thursday June 18th we had the remarkable privilege of performing at a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony in downtown Portland, Oregon. Today the Supreme Court granted same-sex couples across the country the right to marry. It’s a wonderful day to be an American and to celebrate we wanted to share Presiding Judge Michael Mosman’s moving words from last week’s ceremony as he welcomed 71 new citizens from 37 different countries to their new home.


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It is a great privilege and honor for me to say a few words on this memorable day. If I had my way, we’d have a great feast, and we’d dance and sing together and celebrate. But, instead, you get a speech. Read More...

Thomas Lauderdale’s Favorite Holiday Tunes

Our bandleader Thomas Lauderdale is a connoisseur of many a curiosity — ask him about snow globes, paint-by-numbers, View-Masters or Oregon history and you’re sure to learn more than you bargained for. Holiday music is no exception.  When asked to curate a holiday playlist for our fans, Thomas sprung into action like a devoted elf on North Pole deadlines, yanking vinyl off shelves and unearthing boxes of old CDs and cassettes. After his initial selections were made, there were several rowdy hours of  “Jingle Bells” dance offs and “Ave Maria” showdowns here at Pink Martini Headquarters. The result: a beautifully-balanced festive playlist from Thomas’s collection to yours.

If there is one thing Thomas loves even more than music, it’s good company. So find some jolly good fellas and bellas, and have yourselves a holly jolly holiday sing-a-long.


Announcing Our First-Ever 7″ Vinyl!

“Zundoko-bushi” Single / 7″ Vinyl

We are delighted to announce the release of our first-ever 7″ vinyl, and you have a say in the price!

Meet Generous, our new partner in pay-what-you-will merchandise sales. The Generous slider gives you the opportunity to decide how much you want to pay for certain items. The more you choose to spend, the more great Pink Martini stuff you get! And to encourage generosity, 10% of every purchase goes to the Derek Rieth Foundation, created in loving memory of our late percussionist Derek Rieth and dedicated to empowering youth through music and dance.

Our first Generous slider features a one-of-a-kind Pink Martini offering: The first single from 2013’s Get Happy is our first vinyl 7″ ever! Originally made famous by the Japanese band The Drifters in 1969, “Zundoku-bushi” is a water-skiing samurai-spy lounge-surf mega-hit, featuring exotic instruments like the sitar and flexatone. Watch a live performance of the single here.

We rarely dip into our vaults to present unreleased tracks, but we happily did for this project. Introducing the B-side “Foxy Strut,” a joyous horn-driven Herb Alpert-inspired piece of instrumental candy named after China Forbes’ dog Foxy. Read More...