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Maud Hixson Presents: The Prequel to the Great American Songbook
Nov 4 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Storytelling In Jazz, Cabaret
An evening of songs revealing the origins of the Great American Songbook. Sharing songs that pre-dated and influenced that golden age, this show includes early efforts from some of the biggest talents in songwriting, from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern.
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 appeared at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of Rex Reed’s tribute to Doris Day.