Track

Claudia Hommel

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Claudia Hommel

A favorite from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Musée de Montmartre in Paris, actor/singer CLAUDIA HOMMEL is best known for her cabaret concerts of French and American songs celebrating Paris. Not limited to the role of French chanteuse, “Claudia Hommel is a gifted and uniquely versatile artist, with a wide range of roles demanding deep emotional commitment or zany satirical high-jinks and everything in between,” writes her mentor, actor and director Alvin Epstein. Claudia's repertoire encompasses French chanson, American standards, 19th and 20th century art songs and theatre music. Her clear and beautiful voice, ranging from lyrical to gutsy, adds to her considerable appeal....
read more

John S. Wilson for the New York Times says “Claudia Hommel, a singer and actress who performs in both theater and cabaret, brings a sense of theater with her when she goes into cabaret...Miss Hommel's voice can be strong and soaring, and she uses it to excellent dramatic effect in her lusty Spanish and French songs.”

Dorothy Andries for Pioneer Press: “For a few hours, we were in Paris, transported by a marvelous cabaret show at the Ravinia Festival starring the remarkable singer Claudia Hommel. An excellent actress, she can set a mood with a turn of her head or the look in her eyes.” More…

North Shore Magazine recommends Claudia for private parties. “She is at once sexy and sophisticated, stunning in an Audrey Hepburn sort of way.” More…

Neil Tesser for the Chicago Reader is enchanted. “Claudia Hommel plays the role of chanteuse-boulevardiere to the hilt. Her glassy tone and blithe celebrations of life make her a latter-day female counterpart to Maurice Chevalier, the quintessential French entertainer… And she offers an unspoken guarantee that you'll think you paid for the evening in euros.” More…

Ed Vincent for Oak Park Journal “The sweet voice of Claudia Hommel will make you want to buy chocolates and dance along the Seine, to travel to Paris sooner than you had planned, or to relax in comfort and feel as though you have just returned from France.”

Art Hilgart for “Broadway Revisited” on National Public Radio “Those who remember Germaine Montero and Juliette Greco will be rewarded by this recital, as will those who have no memories of those mid-century chanteuses. Paris born Claudia was raised in America and is now a Chicagoan, fortunate because these performances also feature violin virtuoso John Frigo. Along with accordion and rhythm section they perform a bilingual bi-national program ranging from the serious to the jazzy, with Parisian touches. The lighter numbers are especially felicitous.”

Joe Hannan for New York Native: “A soprano with bright, silvery voice and sharp, clear diction, Hommel sang with great verve, savoring each poetic nuance.”

Paul Edson for Detroit Center News: “Petite Claudia Hommel was the evocation of every French chanteuse from those painted by Toulouse-Lautrec through Yvette Guilbert and on to Edith Piaf.”

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Claudia Hommel events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Submit Take Five Answers. We'll publish your Take Five questions and answers as an article, feature it on the home page and link to it from your musician profile.
Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 16,446 Views: 1,469

Weekly Giveaways

Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo
About | Enter

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how