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China Forbes


About this Artist

CHINA FORBES is the singer of the internationally acclaimed band Pink Martini. She was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she graduated cum laude from Harvard and was awarded the Jonathan Levy Prize for acting. China has written many of Pink Martini’s most beloved songs with Thomas Lauderdale including “Sympathique”, “Lilly”, “Clementine” and “Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love”. Her original song “Hey Eugene” was the title track of Pink Martini’s third album and many of her songs can be heard on television and film. She sang the theme song to the TV show Clueless as well as “Qué Será Será” over the opening and closing credits of Jane Campion’s film In the Cut. With Pink Martini, China has performed songs in over 12 languages and has sung duets with Michael Feinstein, Jimmy Scott, Georges Moustaki, Henri Salvador and Carol Channing in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl to the Grand Rex in Paris. She released her long-awaited solo album, ‘78, on Heinz Records in 2008. In 2009 China took time off from performing when she and her husband welcomed their first child. China lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.