Pink Martini is a “little orchestra” that was founded in 1994. It consists of 12 members and is known for jazzy lounge music that incorporates Latin, Pop, and Classical sounds. Their unique sound and constant evolutionary techniques as a band make them hard to classify. Thomas M. Lauderdale, founder of the band, described their sound as “Music of the world without being world music—if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully Pink Martini would be that band.” Pink Martini’s fourth studio album, Splendor In The Grass, encapsulates the band’s history and spirit of global collaboration and inclusivity. It is comprised of nine original songs and four covers, with songs in English, Neapolitan, Italian, French and Spanish. Most recently, the four great-grandchildren of Maria and Georg Von Trapp appeared with Pink Martini and are currently working on a joint album project with the band.