The Harvest Feast
The 3rd annual Harvest Feast will begin with a 6pm VIP reception featuring hors d'oeuvres, mocktails and silent auction at the famed Patio Cafe', soon to reopen to the public at 531 Castro Street.
The reception will open to general admission at 7pm. Dinner seating and entertainment begins at 7:30pm.
This year's feast is again a benefit for the Castro Country Club (castrocountryclub.org). The CCC is thrilled to have the incomparable chanteuse Veronica Klaus to entertain you (see Ms. Klaus's bio below), and Precious Moments as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Once again, event co-sponsor JJardine Catering and Events (jjardinecatering.com) will prepare the scrumptious 4-course meal. Entree choices include: (1) pan-roasted local sea bass, (2) grilled Snake River Farms filet mignon, or (3) buckwheat crepes filled with Bloomsdale spinach, roasted autumn vegetables & Gruyere.
VERONICA KLAUS BIO
Veronica Klaus is poised to record a new CD (her first in seven years) that will capture the exciting music and artistry of her acclaimed performances!
These last few years have been quite exciting as Veronica, along with the profoundly talented Tammy Lynne Hall-Hawkins on piano, superb bassist Daniel Fabricant and many other musicians, have been presenting some wonderful live music.
Veronica: "I love this music more than anything and it's time to make a new CD, to translate these performances to tracks that are classic yet compellingly present and capture the spirit of these concerts. With this new project I hope to present a collection of songs that will inspire, touch and entertain with a CD that will build a bridge to a bigger audience and reach out to the jazz stations and community while bearing my own unique signature. If you have seen our shows during the last several years, or enjoyed "Family Jewels - The Making of Veronica Klaus" I hope you will consider supporting me in this next chapter.
Veronica Klaus concluded her 2-year residency on Tuesday nights at the legendary North Beach club Enrico's in 2009 and 2010, and now regularly appears at San Francisco's renowned Rrazz Room, presenting such sold out shows as "Something Cool," "Lady Luck," "After Dark," as well as "Veronica Klaus sings The Peggy Lee Songbook!"
This project, SOMETHING COOL, will be Veronica's third CD officially released CD to date, including her debut CD in 1997 titled ALL I WANT, which earned her a NYC GLAMA Award nomination for "Female Artist of the Year" and her 2006 live release, VERONICA KLAUS - LIVE AT THE LODGE. She has garnered many accolades over the years, including an SF Weekly Whammie Award for "Best Blues/R&B" a Cable Car Award, an SF Guardian title "Best Chanteuse" and a coveted opening gig for the legendary Ohio Players!
A San Francisco resident since 1986, Veronica Klaus grew up in Gillespie Illinois, home of Black Diamond Days, the original festival of coalpopulation 3200in a large middle class family, the youngest of 5 children. While earning a degree in music education at the University of Illinois, she began to diligently search out recordings of jazz and blues artists such as Etta James, Etta Jones, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Scott, Billy Holliday, Bettye Lavette, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Varetta Dillard, Julia Lee, Martha Davis, and Nellie Lucher.
Veronica, along with co-writer and director Jeffrey Hartgraves created the critically acclaimed "Family Jewels The Making of Veronica Klaus" a full-length theatrical one-woman autobiographical theater piece with stories and songs, some original, elaborating with humor, poignancy and insight on her life, growing up, transition, and becoming an artist with its romance and heartbreak.
For more information about Ms. Klaus, please visit veronicaklaus.net.
The Patio Cafe
531 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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