Claudia Schmidt is a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist, who combines lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor. Hailing from Michigan, she knew at a young age that she was destined to be a singer. Performing in numerous choirs throughout her youth, Claudia soon pursued a professional career while in Chicago, leading her to Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion. Forty years and 19 albums later, Claudia continues to perform on the road to her loyal legions of fans across the country. With an infectious energy and joy, she continues to delight audience with her spectacular vocals and instrumental prowess.
“Comes at you straight from the shoulder, letting the listener feel the full impact of sheer delivery” AllAboutJazz.com
“Vocals that will thrill you” All Music
“Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love…you know you’ll never be the same again.” San Francisco Bay Guardian
“When Claudia sings a song it stays sung” Garrison Keillor