KATHLEEN SAADAT ALBUM RELEASE SHOW – LOVE FOR SALE – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – March 1st, 2018

KATHLEEN SAADAT ALBUM RELEASE SHOW - LOVE FOR SALE

Pink Martini Presents

KATHLEEN SAADAT ALBUM RELEASE SHOW - LOVE FOR SALE

WITH THOMAS LAUDERDALE AND CHINA FORBES

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$22.00

This event is all ages

WITH AN ALL-STAR PORTLAND JAZZ BAND FEATURING MEL BROWN, RANDY PORTER, DAN FAEHNLE (of Pink Martini) and PHIL BAKER (of Pink Martini)

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.