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Pink Martini Barrio Manouche

An eclectic international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more, Pink Martini and vocalist China Forbes bring their genre-defying sound back to Stern Grove Festival. Opening the show is local ensemble Barrio Manouche with a swinging blend of global influences.

Pink Martini

Founded in Portland, OR in 1994, Pink Martini has amassed legions of fans with a genre-hopping and globe-trotting big band sound. Under the leadership of founder Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini features a dozen musicians and performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. This concert features special guest Ari Shapiro.

Barrio Manouche

Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-based international septet with influences ranging from the swing of Louis Armstrong to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt, to flamenco, gypsy soul, and avant-garde jazz.

Other Activities

  • KidStage at noon in the West Meadow featuring an instrument exploration station, West Coast Swing dance with Mission Swing, and printmaking with Youth Art Exchange.
  • Free Yoga Class at noon, courtesy of Office Yoga, in the West Meadow with instructor Brandi Zorzy.
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow: Curry Up Now, Sunrise Deli, SF Hometown Creamery and Gio Gelati.

Season Host: Liam Mayclem.

This performance is dedicated to the memory of Rhoda H. Goldman, Stern Grove Festival Association Chair from 1968 to 1996.

This concert is made possible with support from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.