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Explore jazz and folk genres with Claudia Schmidt

Musician Claudia Schmidt will meld jazz, folk, blues and world music together at Crossings 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 30.

Besides possessing a smooth singing voice, Schmidt is well-known for accompanying herself on a 12-string guitar.

"Claudia has performed here at least seven times solo," said Laura McDonough of Crossings. Schmidt also has performed at the Zumbrota venue as a duo with Chris Bargman, Sally Rogers, and Dean Magraw and in a few groups including a "Fundraiser for Dean Magraw," and with the Biddies.

She brings a quirky "hodge-podge" of music, poetry, story, laughter and drama.

"No two concerts are ever the same -- her repertoire covers musical styles from all over the globe, her range is astonishing," McDonough said. "Her love of performing is palpable and everyone falls in love with her and each other before the evening is over."

While she started out nearly four decades ago in the folk genre, she's never hesitated to explore other musical styles.

She's recorded 14 albums of mostly original songs incorporating folk, blues, and jazz, often featuring her 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer.

"We keep asking her back because she's in frequent demand by our audience," McDonough said.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of show. To reserve tickets, stop in to Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, or call 507-732-7616.

If you go ...

Who: Claudia Schmidt

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 30

Where: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

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