Maud Hixson Presents: Moon River and Mercer
Oct 14 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$25.00 - $35.00
Storytelling In Jazz, Cabaret
Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics and sometimes music for 1,500 songs, co-founded Capitol Records, and was himself a radio personality and vocalist, as well as writing for more than 100 motion pictures and winning four “best song” Academy Awards. His songs include some of the most enduring standards in the Great American Songbook. Favorite collaborators included Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, and Henry Mancini.
Maud Hixson vocals
Rick Carlson piano
Hailed as “gently virtuosic” (All About Jazz), singer Maud Hixson is a devoted exponent of great songs, ranging from the classic Great American Songbook to the often unsung or forgotten compositions awaiting rediscovery. Maud is the recipient of four Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Maud received a Next Step Grant from the McKnight Foundation in 2015 and her most recent Artist Initiative Grant funded a big band project in 2017. In 2016 she made her second appearance at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in a tribute to singer Sylvia Syms, hosted by Rex Reed and presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. After her Chicago debut in 2017, the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich proclaimed, “Hixson stood out as the biggest revelation at the Chicago Cabaret Convention”. Her newest recording, Permanent Moonlight: Songs of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett was released September 2nd. In October, she appears at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of Rex Reed’s tribute to Doris Day.