Edna Vazquez with Pink Martini USA/CANADA 1st International Tour 2019

Photo by Kale Chesney

“In support of the […BESAME MUCHO EP, recent collaboration with Pink Martini, Vázquez…] expands with the band in an extensive North American “Silver Jubilee” tour into the fall, with performances at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, San Francisco’s SFJazz, Boston’s Berklee Performance Center and more. On October 13, Pink Martini will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, celebrating 25 years since the group performed their first show. In the years since, Pink Martini’s albums have collectively sold over 3 million copies worldwide, all on the band’s own label, Heinz Records. The Times describes the group as “one of the world’s most elegant live bands,” while Huffington Post calls their music “a timely balm for a spiritually bruised country.”.The ensemble has gone on to perform its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras worldwide including performances with the Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic…In addition to Vazquez and Herrod, Pink Martini band members include Thomas Lauderdale (piano), China Forbes (lead vocals), Storm Large (vocals), Robert Taylor (trombone), Antonis Andreou (trombone), Gavin Bondy (trumpet), Nicholas Crosa (violin), Pansy Chang (cello), Dan Faehnle (guitar), Philip Emilio Baker (upright bass), Timothy Nishimoto (vocals & percussion), Brian Lavern Davis (congas, drums & percussion), Miguel Bernal (congas & percussion), Andrew Borger (drums & percussion) and Reinhardt Melz (drums & percussion)…” Post extracted from Pink Martini’s previously released posts four Fall Tour press. (With some additions marked)