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Pink Martini’s name is apt. They’re slinky yet robust, fluffy and flamboyant while also exotic and classily tasteful. Portland’s self-styled little orchestra, maestro’d by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, flits through different moods and evokes a range of locales in music that is rooted in jazzy big band, classical, and classic pop realms, but is also heavy on global-music sounds; both lyrics and instrumentals touch on Latin, Japanese, French, Italian, and several other non-American sonicscapes. China Forbes and Storm Large share and trade-off on lead vocal duties at present, fronting an ensemble that is more than a dozen members strong. They play shows in Edmonds, Tacoma, and Kirkland on this run. LEILANI POLK