Pink Martini – “NPR Weekend Edition : International Spice On The Traditional…”

When does Christma-Hanu-Kwanizka begin? No wonder they call it the holiday season.

Stores seem to start hanging holly, lighting menorahs and putting jolly fat guys in their windows the day after Labor Day. But the spirited band Pink Martini has been in the holiday spirit all year long, having recorded a holiday album, Joy to the World.

Pianist Thomas Lauderdale met vocalist China Forbes at Harvard University, bonding over their passion for musical performance.

“We would practice late at night,” Lauderdale said. “She’d sing opera arias at the top of her lungs, and I would be her little accompanist.”  More…