Veronica Klaus: The much-missed chanteuse returns to Martuni's

by David-Elijah Nahmod

Bay Area Reporter

Wednesday August 21, 2019

It's been several years since singer Veronica Klaus, for many years a fixture on the San Francisco cabaret scene, departed these shores for new adventures in upstate New York. But on August 31 and September 1, Klaus returns to the city where it all began. She'll be performing four shows at Martuni's, accompanied by the Tammy Hall Trio.

Klaus is an old-school performer whose feet are firmly planted in the 1940s and '50s. Her shows conjure up images of smoky nightclubs of generations past. Her unique song stylings have garnered her a loyal fan base in San Francisco, and though she's happy with her new life in New York, she promised her fans and friends in the Bay Area that she would always return home.

"Things are good," Klaus tells the Bay Area Reporter of her new life. "I have a show coming up when I get back home to New York, and a show coming up for Harvest Festival. It's an annual event here in Sharon Springs, which usually brings about 8,000-12,000 people into town. Usually the village is 540 people, so it's a big deal."

Klaus explained why she made the move after having been in San Francisco for thirty-plus years.

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