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An Evening with CHINA FORBES of Pink Martini

June 3, 2024 8:00 pm  -  10:00 pm

Renowned as the vocalist for genre-crossing band Pink Martini, China Forbes has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show. She performs this intimate solo concert in support of her new album The Road, to be released in May.

China Forbes was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated cum laude from Harvard, majoring in Visual Arts and English, with a minor in Theater. After graduation, and before being lured West to sing with Pink Martini by Harvard friend and classmate Thomas Lauderdale, China lived performed off Broadway, in New York regional theatre and as a singer/songwriter in NYC clubs.

China because the lead singer for Pink Martini in 1995 and has co-written many of the bands most beloved songs with Lauderdale, starting with “Sympathique”, and continuing to the most recent singles “Lemonade Song” and “Let’s Be Friends”. Her original song “Northern Line” plays over the end credits of sister Maya Forbes’ directorial debut film Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics). Last year Chin Forbes released her post-pandemic anthem “Full Circle” followed by her suicide song “Rise”, both singles for the forthcoming third solo album, slated for release in early 2024. She is the recipient of the 2022 Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal International Jaz Festival; previous winners include Diana Ross, Etta James, and Liza Minelli.

China Forbes, the beloved lead singer of the globe-trotting “little orchestra” Pink Martini, releases her first solo album in 15 years, with 11 all-new original songs. Forbes has toured the globe for over 25 years with Pink Martini, performing on the world’s most prestigious stages, including the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. Her new album finds her returning to her singer-songwriter roots, sharing a journey of autobiographical songs. Forbes received the 2022 Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Previous winners include Diana Ross, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin.

“My new album The Road is about figuring out who I am and being OK with what I discover. It’s about learning to accept myself in all my phases and stages. It’s about mental health struggles and triumphs, lessons learned and ultimately about knowing who I am and what I want. It’s about where I’m going. Where I’m headed.” -China Forbes

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June 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rockport Music
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Shalin Liu Performance Center
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Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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