Collaborators and Associations

    Associates & Associations

    Links to Claudia's Performer Colleagues are below.

    American Association of Teachers of French.
    Claudia's been a member since 1995.

    Cabaret Hotline Online offers cabaret news throughout the U.S.

    Le Centre National de la Chanson.
    Brian Thompson at UMass/Boston encourages you to learn French through song!

    La Chambre Noire Photo Studio.
    The exquisite portraits running on the left panel of our website are by Sandra Mesrine. Harcourt, the world-famous photographers of celebrites since the golden age of movies, is where Sandra began. That and a keen eye for character lend a special artistry to her portraits and commercial work.

    Chicago Cabaret Professionals.
    An association of Chicago-area cabaret artists dedicated to bringing the art of cabaret to new audiences and venues. Claudia is proud to have planted the seed in 1997.

    The Federation of Alliances Françaises has chapters across the country. Some of my favorite fans are members from coast to coast.

    Français du Monde-ADFE Chicago.
    Francophones and Americans meet for friendly meetings and activities. To be added to their event list, write to [email protected].

    Groupe Professionnel Francophone.
    Monthly networking for Chicago's French speakers

    Ohio Arts Presenters Network.
    Ohio has a wonderful state-based organization of presenters and their performer collaborators. Illinois performers are jealous.

    Owen Leroy doesn't toot his own horn, but he's been my principal brochure designer and wonderful friend ever since he insisted that I put together my first Parisian cabaret in 1994. He'll design and print your promotional materials when you call him at 312-593-8598.

    Parisian Salon Concerts.
    Hosted by our friends Jane & Didier Lepauw at the Northbrook (IL) Public Library, the first Friday of each month.

    Patricia LaPlante hosts Paris Soirées in Paris.
    A great place for anglophones to meet.

    Paul Natkin at Photo Reserve takes the most brilliant photos of musicians in live performance. He's a magician at catching the definitive moment of performance ecstasy that can take place well into a show. You don't want him to leave any earlier then the final ovation.

    The PianoForte Foundation of Chicago:
    Thomas Zoells has created a wonderful home for intimate jazz and classical programs, now in a dedicated building on South MIchigan Avenue, on the radio and at other venues.

    The Vocalist international network: We are listed on

    Performer Colleagues

    Bios can be found on the page of Musicians in Claudia's Ensembles. Here we have links to websites for several musical colleagues and friends.

    Bobby Schiff, pianist, arranger, composer, producer, including of Claudia's Jazz Fauré Project albums. Riverside IL

    David DiGiuseppe, accordionist, mandolin and fiddle. Chapel Hill NC

    Elizabeth Doyle, singer, composer, pianist. Chicago

    Eric Vincent, singer-songwriter, world troubadour. Paris

    George Lepauw, pianist and producer of the fabulous International Beethoven Project and annual Beethoven Festival

    Jo Ann Daugherty, pianist, band leader. Chicago IL

    Johnny Rodgers, pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. New York, NY

    Julien Labro, accordionist extraordinaire, composer, Hot Club of Detroit and more. Toronto, Ontario

    Rick Robinson, composer and former bassist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rick has cut loose to produce and promote CutTime Productions—quality club-ready classical music in "raw" places and exciting ways.

    Steve Hommel, Claudia's cousin is a fabulous player of saxophone, flute, clarinet, and an innovative jazz educator based in Long Beach CA. You can hear him on Claudia's Paris/Paree album.