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“Among the most skilled, appealing singers. Fine songs, beautiful voice, great moves.”
—San Francisco Examiner

Billie Holiday in the Garden

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Clairdee celebrates Billie Holiday & Carmen McRae

200 Queens Lane, Petaluma
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$15  Southern-style Picnic
$15  Concert: for youth 21 and under
$25  Concert: for adults
Save $5  with a concert package

Online sales end at noon on 9/13. Tickets available at the door. Come to 200 Queens Lane.

It’s our annual garden concert! Captivating vocalist Clairdee pays homage to Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae, two great innovators in the performance of American popular song, for a unique celebration of the centennial of Holiday’s birth.

Join us prior to the concert for our Picnic in the Garden – commences at 3:00 (Purchase your picnic ticket separately)


  • Southern style chicken or Vegetarian ‘crab’ cakes
  • Potato Salad
  • Biscuits & Butter
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Watermelon
    (drinks and desserts available for purchase)

Buy Your Picnic Voucher Now (concert ticket required)


Our Concert Series is generously underwritten by Barton Smith, Realtor

“In the tradition of all great vocalists, Clairdee infuses her own unique style while always remaining true to the song itself.”
—Nancy Wilson

CLAIRDEE, soulful songstress
Acclaimed for her inventive artistry and magnetic stage presence, Clairdee’s lustrous voice and soulful delivery hearkens back to a time when jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues often blended seamlessly together. As a song stylist and interpreter of lyrics, Clairdee is unmatched. She is aware of the meaning and feeling behind every phrase — all of which she communicates with winning sincerity and warmth — set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining.

Clairdee tours internationally playing to sold-out houses and garnering rave-reviews. In addition to her trio or quartet, she has performed with symphony pops orchestras and big bands, instrumentalists including Bucky Pizzarelli, Boz Scaggs, Cyrus Chestnut, Houston Person, Shelly Berg, and clarinetist Ken Peplowski. And she has opened for numerous artists as diverse as David Sanborn, the Count Basie Orchestra, and the late, great Etta James.


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