Venues we've played

Clinic Sessions and Master Classes
Clubs, Salons and Restaurants
Colleges & Universities
Community Concerts
Francophile/Francophone Associations
Outdoor Park Festivals
Stage Productions

NIGHT CLUBS, SALONS and RESTAURANTS BARRINGTON, IL: the Barrington Country Bistro holds a feast for all the great fÊtes throughout the year: New Year's Eve, St. Valentine's Day, "April in Paris", the Bistro's anniversary in May, Bastille Day, Beaujolais Nouveau in November. Strolling serenades by Claudia and accordionist Don White.

CHICAGO: Bistro 110 celebrates its 20th anniversary and Bastille Day.

CHICAGO: Café Bernard squeezes in an accordion and Claudia on occasion.

CHICAGO: The Club at Symphony Center:
"Be enchanted by the Cabaret Night favorite, Claudia Hommel and her poetic renditions of French 'chansons' and romantic cabaret classics." Dinner and show.

CHICAGO: Cyrano's Bistrot's "Café Simone Parisian Cabaret" with Bob Moreen at the piano. Many times over the years.

CHICAGO: Davenport's hosts the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Night Owl series with Claudia's songshop cabaret revue: You Made Me Feel So Young and the following year Taking Chances.

CHICAGO: The Hothouse presents the premiere of "The Jazz Fauré Project"

CHICAGO: Little Bucharest Bistro becomes a sought-after venue for cabaret every Friday. First Fridays are French.

CHICAGO: Jazz Showcase: Claudia's CD release concert of By the Riverbank leads to the monthly series of Sophisticated Ladies featuring Claudia Hommel, KT McCammond and Elizabeth Doyle.

CHICAGO: Maxim's fine restaurant (The Nancy Goldberg International Center) for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: "Meet Me at Maxim's: a Bastille Day celebration" featuring Claudia Hommel with violinist Johnny Frigo! "Women of Paris" with Elizabeth Doyle

CHICAGO: Morse Theatre presents Eric Vincent and Friends for a francophonic evening with Claudia Hommel, Bob Moreen and Greta Pope to open, and special guest French Consul Jean-Baptiste Main de Boissière and Haitian Consul Lesly Condé

CHICAGO's Park West: The Chicago Cabaret Professionals annual gala. Bob Moreen music directs and Claudia Hommel joins a remarkable lineup of premiere Chicago cabaret talent.

CHICAGO: Polo Café: Claudia Hommel joins violinist Johnny Frigo and his trio at the elegant southside venue.

CHICAGO: Soirée's opening night on Lincoln Avenue: Claudia and accordionist Djula Milo go retro, 1908, dancing on the bar!

CHICAGO: Uncommon Ground on Devon hosted the "Uncommon Cabaret Parisien" on Second Sundays.

CLEVELAND: French Night at the Bratenahl Place with accordionist Walt Mahovlich and bassist Adam Tully is presented by Maison Française de Cleveland.

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO: Nighttown Club with accordionist Chuck Kopp and return engagements with pianist Bob Moreen.

DETROIT: Cliff Bell's Nightclub and the Alliance Française of Detroit celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with Claudia Hommel, singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle and members of Hot Club of Detroit Julien Labro on accordion and Carl Cafagna on drums, clarinet and sax (not all at the same time!). Special Guest Rick Robinson, bassist with the striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

MILWAUKEE'S Hyatt Regency hosts The Jazz Fauré Project at a public performance presented by the American Association of Teachers of French annual convention .

NEW YORK CITY: Triad Theatre, The Jazz Fauré Project

NEW YORK CITY: the East Village jazz club Detour, The Jazz Fauré Project

PARIS: Claudia becomes a regular performing guest at the historic Lapin Agile whenever she's in town.

PARIS: Souvenirs de Paris at the Swan Bar, with Agnès Gorda at the piano; she returns with pianist Denis Castelli and Annie Terramorsi (on clarinet, sax and vocals) to share From Chicago to Paris with Love.

PARIS: Patricia LaPlante's salon concert with accordionist Don White.

SAINT LOUIS: Cookie's Jazz & More with Bob Moreen and members of the Don Smith Quintet

SUMMIT, IL: Grand Duke's Lithuanian Tavern serves up an occasional French night.


NEWTOWN, PA: Newtown Chamber Orchestra presents an evening of French Impressionism in music and song.

ELMHURST, IL: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents "In the City of Lights" featuring Claudia as narrator and singer, a gala concert with photo projections.


Lancaster (Ohio) Festival: at the band shelter with accordionist Chuck Kopp.

Oak Park, Illinois: Claudia becomes a "street singer" to celebrate Downtown Oak Park, with accordionist Djula Milo.

Milwaukee: Bastille Day Festival, outdoor stage with accordionist Stas Venglevski

Milwaukee: Musical Mondays for Lake Park Friends with accordion and bass, and back by popular demand.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: (see also Master Classes)

BATAVIA, OH: University of Cincinnati Clermont campus presents Women of Paris.

CHARLOTTE, NC: Central Piedmont Literary Festival
Keynote presenter with two shows, Paris in the Jazz Age and Souvenirs of Paris, 1950

CHICAGO: North Park University brings the Travel Abroad Quintet for a Valentine Day show

DARTMOUTH, MA: University of Massachusetts for the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture presents April in Paris with Claudia Hommel and pianist Bob Moreen.

DAVIDSON, NC: Davidson College's Dean Rusk Center for International Studies presents Souvenirs of Paris with Claudia Hommel, pianist Bob Moreen and David DiGiuseppe on the accordion.

DURHAM, NC: Duke University Fine Arts series presents Souvenirs of Paris with Claudia Hommel, pianist Bob Moreen and David DiGiuseppe on the accordion.

GREEN BAY, WI: University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, French Department presents a community concert with Claudia Hommel and pianist Bob Moreen.

HAMMOND, LA: Southeastern Louisiana University Foreign Languages Department presents a multi-lingual cabaret concert with Claudia Hommel and Bob Moreen.

MARTIN, TN: University of Tennessee Martin presents "Women of Paris"

MURRAY STATE University, Kentucky presents "Women of Paris"

PEORIA, IL: Bradley University presents "Paris in the Jazz Age" with Bob Moreen, local musicians sitting in

WEBSTER GROVES, MO: Webster University Music Department hosts Claudia's master class and a seminar on the business in the music business.

WYE MILLS, MD: Chesapeake College brings Women of Paris to celebrate Art in the Quad.

[Middle school and high school engagements galore, from California and Connecticut, to North Carolina and New York, and more in between. Visit our Classroom menu for more details.]

STAGE PRODUCTIONS: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL: The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents Claudia Hommel and the Cabaret-Paree sextet in a reprise of the acclaimed Romance Language: French Songs for Lovers. The sextet features Johnny Frigo on the violin. Video excerpts here.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL: The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents Claudia Hommel co-billed with Megon McDonough in a tribute to the Great Ladies of Song, launching Claudia's one-act Women of Paris.

CHICAGO: Drury Lane Water Tower Theatre presents "Loesser, Lerner & Loewe with Claudia and a dozen other members of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals in the acclaimed dé followed by "April Love".

CHICAGO: Royal George Gallery Theatre: "Souvenirs of Paris, 1950"
with alternating pianists Bob Moreen and Marc Burnell.

ELGIN, IL: O.P.E.R.A.'s French-inspired romp through the world of opera (with Solange Sior)


Nine events to celebrate "Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre" including public "Jazz in the Garden" concerts with jazz quartet;
Private events for the Smithsonian, corporate sponsors, museum committees and boards (various combinations of accordion, keyboard, bass and drums)
Entertainment (with accordion and bass) for the Special Events department's own showcase,
Events celebrating the Seurat and "Manet and the Sea" exhibits
Entertaining the late night throngs for Looptopia's Nuit Blanche

Picturing Paris in Song in conjunction with the Graphic Arts Council exhibit of photos of Paris from the permanent collection.

Picasso and Matisse go to the Music Hall, in conjunction with the traveling exhibit "Millet to Matisse". Stage concert with slide projections of the paintings.
A magnificent return engagement brings the 6-member Jazz Faur� ensemble to "The Road to Impressionism" exhibit.

Paris in the Jazz Age -musical revue concurrent with the "Jazz Age in Paris" Smithsonian traveling exhibit

Paris in the Jazz Age—musical revue concurrent with the "Jazz Age in Paris" Smithsonian traveling exhibit. Honored by Josephine Baker's son, Claude.
And a return for Impressionism in Song-recital for the "Pennsylvania Impressionists" exhibit

Souvenirs of Paris, 1950—a cabaret concert

Montmartre à l'age de jazz, concerts intimistes avec Claudia et pianiste Christopher Berg

Serenades with accordionist David DiGiuseppe for the opening night gala of "Monet and Normandy"

SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM, Ohio. A strolling serenade with accordionist for Springfield Arts Council's "Sunday in the Park with the Impressionists"

Souvenirs of Paris—a cabaret café-concert concurrent with the Picasso exhibit

An Evening in Giverny at the Café Renoir for the 20th anniversary gala and showing of "An Impressionist Eye: Painting and Sculpture from the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation" and "Masters of Light: Selections of American Impressionism from the Manoogian Collection"
And a return with Espresso's Postcards from a Trip Abroad for the Chairman's Annual Gala Dinner

Picasso Goes to the Music Hall to accompany masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris.


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

BARTLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY loves Paris in the Spring with Claudia and accordionist Pat Spaeth

BATAVIA (IL) PUBLIC LIBRARY brings on the heat with Paris When It Sizzles. Bob Moreen at the piano

BLOOMINGDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY courts its patrons with French Songs for Lovers

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

ELA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY's Valentine to its community is Le Jazz et La Java-in love, in Paris with Bob Moreen at the piano.

GLENVIEW LIBRARY heats up with Jazzy January - a Parisian delight

GREEN HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY swoons to April in Paris and the Claudia-Bob Moreen-Pat Spaeth trio.

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's Big Read (of The Paris Wife) inspires a set of concerts of Paris in the Jazz Age, with Claudia, Bob Moreen, Pat Spaeth and special guest Larry Gibson on ukelele and banjo

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

LISLE PUBLIC LIBRARY's Big Read joins in on Paris in the Jazz Age, with Claudia, Bob Moreen, Pat Spaeth and special guest Larry Gibson on ukelele and banjo

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 the Jazz Age

ROLLING MEADOWS PUBLIC LIBRARY Arts Alive presents Le Jazz et La Java

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY brings Paris in the Fall with Claudia and accordionist Pat Spaeth

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 presenting Simple Songs and Ironies, American Sampler, or Songs of a Spanish Flavor (with Christopher Berg, John Walter or Steve Blier at the piano)


Batavia, Illinois: Batavia High School master class
Chicago, Illinois: Columbia College voice students master class
Duke University: A session with Theatre Arts students
Elgin, Illinois: Larkin High School master class
Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Lincoln High School master classes
Neshaminy, PA: Neshaminy Middle School master class for Jazz Age day
Peoria, Illinois: "Songshop" clinic sessions for several annual Illinois Music Educators conferences.
Peoria, Illinois: Bradley University master classes for voice students
Rushville, Illinois: master classes at the high school
Sycamore, Illinois: Sycamore High School master classes
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Union High School master class
Ypsilanti, Michigan: Lincoln Middle School workshop with choir


CHICAGO: The Alliance Française for jeudi en jazz" with the Jazz Fauré Project.
CHICAGO: The French American Chamber of Commerce celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau.
CHICAGO: Groupe Professionel Francophone at the Renaissance Hotel
CHICAGO: The Paris Committee of the Chicago International Sister Cities Program "Runway - Fashion gala"
CLEVELAND: The French Heritage Society brings Bob Moreen and Claudia Hommel back for their annual celebration at the Nighttown Club.
CLEVELAND: The French American Chamber of Commerce celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau, as well.
DETROIT: The Alliance Française hosts dinner and cabaret show at the Detroit Scarab Club, for a repeat performance of "Souvenirs of Paris" with Bob Moreen and Claudia Hommel; and again at Cliff Bell's with Julien Labro on accordion.
GROSSE POINTE, MI: The Alliance Française celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau with Claudia and singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle; and again with Stefan Kukurugya at the piano.
RALEIGH, NC: the Alliance Française presents Claudia Hommel and accordionist David DiGiuseppe at Meredith College.
WILMETTE, IL: North Shore Alliance Française luncheon concert with Bob Moreen at the piano


AMERY, WISCONSIN: day and evening performances for Amery High School and community with Claudia and Bob Moreen.

ANN ARBOR, MI: the Kerrytown Concert House presents The Jazz Fauré Project.

BATTLE CREEK MUSIC CENTER celebrates its annual gala with Claudia's C'est si bon and Stefan Kukurugya on keyboard and vocals

CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER, Wisconsin presents Women of Paris with Claudia, Elizabeth Doyle and accordionist Don Stille

CHICAGO ACCORDION CLUB goes Parisian with Claudia Hommel, accordionist Don White and bassist Carol Rand.


Claudia brings April in Paris to the Renaissance Court for a sold-out crowd.

Claudia's songshop participants bring two shows: You make me feel so young with music director Bob Moreen and Taking Chances with music director Sue Keller

The Randolph Street Café Lunch-break series brings Claudia and Bob Moreen to celebrate Michel LeGrand's birthday. They return with "Souvenirs of Paris" and "Paris in the Jazz Age".

We've Got You Under Our Skin— a Cole Porter tribute with Tracy Adams, Bernie Allen, Jen Chada, Roberta Miles and Bob Moreen. Sponsored by The City of Chicago and Chicago Cabaret Professionals.

CHICAGO LOOPTOPIA -- Chicago's "nuit blanche" -- making music till midnight at the Art Institute

GREEN LAKE, WISCONSIN: Green Lake Festival of Music presents a Parisian evening with Claudia Hommel, Johnny Frigo and Bob Moreen.
Claudia returns with Bobby Schiff for a free concert for children and their families of That's What Makes Paris, Paree. And the Green Lake Festival presents the Jazz Fauré Project in the evening.

HAMILTON, OH: Fitton Arts Center presents Women of Paris with Claudia Hommel and Elizabeth Doyle.

IRONWOOD, MI: The historic Ironwood Theatre presents Espresso-4 Voices with Elizabeth Doyle, John Eskola, Claudia Hommel and Bob Moreen.

JACKSONVILLE, IL: A four-day residency with Claudia, singer Sean Harris and singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle, offering performances for elementary, middle and high school students, a show for the senior living center, master classes at the community college, a formal concert for the community at large, a coffee house concert in nearby Virginia, and an informal cabaret jam session at the historic house arts center.

LAKE FOREST, IL: The Gorton Center presents the "out of town tryout" for the full Jazz Fauré Project and also hosts several of Claudia's performances with Johnny Frigo for the Parisian Salon Concerts

MANHATTAN, KS: High School and Community Center fill with master classes, school performances of Souvenirs of Paris, 1950 and an evening show of Women of Paris with Elizabeth Doyle at the piano.

MORTON GROVE, IL: For the Senior Center
Souvenirs of Paris with trio

NILES, IL: The Senior Center holds a luncheon celebration with Claudia almost every year.

NAPERVILLE, IL: Claudia sings in Chinese and French for East Meets West at North Central College

OAK BROOK Mayslake Estate: The PianoForte Foundation presents By the Riverbank for the WDCB Jazz Salon.

OAK PARK, MI: Claudia brings French songs to the Jewish Community Center from time to time, with accordionist Julien Labro and regularly with Stefan Kukurugya at the piano. The West Bloomfield campus gets into the act for the annual Music Festival in 2012.

PALOS PARK, Illinois at the Center Foundation
Dinner cabaret celebrates Valentine's Day with Claudia's trio or Espresso year after year after year.

PARIS: Salon Concert on Ile St. Louis with pianist Christopher Berg.

PLYMOUTH, WI: Plymouth Arts Center presents Claudia's cabaret at the tavern Turner Hall

SAINT JOSEPH, MI: Box Factory for the Arts presents its annual gala with Souvenirs of Paris; return engagements with Romance Language, a gala Paris in the Jazz Age, and Espresso—The Holiday Brew.

SARASOTA, FL: The Artists Series presents Under Paris Skies with Claudia Hommel and Bob Moreen

SCHUYLER COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL (Rushville, Illinois): Claudia Hommel's April in Paris with pianist Bob Moreen

SIDNEY (Ohio): The GATEWAY ARTS COUNCIL presents Claudia Hommel's April in Paris: Music for Lovers! with Bobby Schiff at the piano. Bobby falls in love with Natasha.

TROY (Michigan): Souvenirs of Paris for the Troy and Mt. Clemens Community Concert Association, featuring Claudia's Cabaret-Paree Ensemble (accordion, bass, piano).

TULSA, Oklahoma's Alliance Française hosts a master class for Union High student performers, a school program at the Monte Cassino School and Women of Paris for the evening cabaret, with Bob Moreen.


PALOS HEIGHTS: Mona & Co. hosted Claudia and accordionist Don White singing among the racks and shelves at this cosy French boutique.