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Kathleen Saadat

Kathleen Saadat

Thomas Lauderdale, China Forbes

Thu, March 1

8:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

This event is all ages

Kathleen Saadat
Kathleen Saadat
Radical fighter for justice Kathleen Saadat has been on the front lines of political activism in Portland, Oregon, since graduating from Reed College in 1974. But Pink Martini’s bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, who became friends with Saadat during his days toying with a career in politics before the ascension of his “little orchestra” Pink Martini, knew a secret about her: she was an extraordinary singer.

Never having sung in public before, Saadat began dropping by Pink Martini Headquarters for casual sessions around Thomas’s piano, and as he realized more and more the strength of her musical gift, he hatched a plan to record an album of jazz standards featuring Saadat’s rich lead vocals.

Love for Sale is the result of this six-year project. Gathering members of Pink Martini to act as Saadat’s backing band, and anchoring the project from his piano, Lauderdale curated and arranged this ten-song album of favorite standards, and the result is a nostalgic and elegant album, a showcase of an undiscovered talent and a timeless tribute to the golden age of American song.
Thomas Lauderdale
Thomas Lauderdale
American pianist and songwriter, born 14 July 1970.
China Forbes
China Forbes
Born and raised Massachusetts, she graduated from Harvard University for acting then moved to New York City where she started her acting career in theatre and her music career in rock clubs. After having some small success with songs in film and TV, she went on to head her new band Pink Martini.