We love libraries!

And libraries love when we design a show around a theme, Big Read, festival or other community program. Create a Cabaret among the bookshelves or spice up a library fundraiser. Claudia can curate a Vocal Canvas option with projected images.

From Ragtime to Swing, from Classics to New Songs, with accordionist or with an ensemble, Claudia will set a mood and elevate the celebration to an unforgettable experience. Take your patrons to "Paris" and beyond for a song.

Claudia herself has a Masters in Library Science! As Jennifer Black underscores, Claudia "understands the library world, our audience, and truly cares about our work." So it's not surprising that several Chicagoland librarians recommended her to the LACONI "Best of the Best" list for Northern Illinois libraries. You can check into Claudia's listing at the LACONI Harvest of Performers to learn more.

"Well, damn! Thank you for a fabulous concert/cabaret last Thursday. The audience just loved the program. It was hugely entertaining and completely relevant to the Big Read book. I couldn't have been happier with the program!" —Rhonda Snelson, Lisle Public Library
"Great performances, classy production. I was delighted to see the brief item on Claudia Hommel in the June 2002 American Libraries. Claudia performs at libraries! In fact, that's where I first saw her perform in a tremendous program with the wonderful jazz violinist, Johnny Frigo." —John Blegen, director emeritus, Glenview (IL) Public Library

PAST PERFORMANCES

ADDISON PUBLIC LIBRARY celebrates Autumn in Paris with Bob Moreen at the piano

BARTLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY offers Paris in the Spring, a cabaret matinée with accordion

BATAVIA PUBLIC LIBRARY opens the summer with Paris When It Sizzles, Bob Moreen at the piano

BLOOMINGDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY courts its patrons with French Songs for Lovers, Bob Moreen at the piano

DES PLAINES PUBLIC LIBRARY launches their I-Bistro catalog with a French bistro cabaret. We return with our piano-accordion trio to celebrate Women of Paris. And again, return with Espresso's Postcards from a Trip Abroad: a Vocal Canvas illustrated concert.

ELA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Lake Zurich, IL) feels the love with Le Jazz et La Java-in love, in Paris

GLENVIEW LIBRARY heats up with Jazzy January—a Parisian delight

GREEN HILLS LIBRARY (Palos Hills, IL) warms up with April in Paris, accordion and piano.

HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY, Chicago: Paris in the Jazz Age - a piano and voice musical revue concurrent with the "Jazz Age in Paris" Smithsonian traveling exhibit and commissioned by the Chicago Public Library

HOMEWOOD LIBRARY (Illinois): Claudia Hommel's April in Paris with pianist Bob Moreen

INDIAN PRAIRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Darien, IL) is one of several sharing a Big Read of The Paris Wife. We join in with piano, accordion, ukelele and Claudia's Paris in the Jazz Age.

JOHNSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Illinois): April in Paris: songs to fall in love, with accordionist Djula Milo

LISLE PUBLIC LIBRARY kicks up its heels for Paris in the Jazz Age. Claudia, accordionist Pat Spaeth, pianist Bob Moreen are joined by Larry Gibson on banjo and ukelele. The testimonial has zest!

MANSFIELD RICHLAND County (Ohio) Public Library: Paris in the Jazz Age -musical revue concurrent with the "Jazz Age in Paris" Smithsonian traveling exhibit

NAPERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Illinois) presents Souvenirs of Paris with Claudia Hommel and Bob Moreen

NORTHBROOK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Illinois): The Parisian Salon Concerts present Claudia's trio with violinist Johnny Frigo and later the Travel Abroad Trio of Claudia, Elizabeth Doyle and Sean Harris

OAK LAWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Illinois): Claudia Hommel's Valentine from Paris: French songs for lovers and several return engagements including April in Paris and Paris in theJazz Age, all with piano and accordion.

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY offers Paris in the Fall with Claudia and accordionist Pat Spaeth ROLLING MEADOWS LIBRARY's Arts Alive Concert Series presents Le Jazz et La Java-Your Ticket to Paris with Claudia and Bob Moreen

SCHAUMBURG DISTRICT LIBRARY presents Espresso—4 Chicago Voices in Love Fables and Foibles

WILMETTE LIBRARY presents Autumn in Paris with Don Stille on accordion and Bob Moreen at the piano.

Not to mention, libraries of NEW YORK CITY and LONG ISLAND: the Donnell, Lincoln Center; Half Hollow Hills, Hicksville, Huntington, Port Washington, Westbury, to perform Simple Songs and Ironies, American Sampler, or Songs of a Spanish Flavor (with Christopher Berg, John Walter or Steve Blier at the piano)

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