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Silver Screen Songs: Maud Hixson, Rick Carlson and Dean Magraw
Aug 5 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Storytelling In Jazz, Cabaret
Singer Maud Hixson and pianist Rick Carlson are joined by guitarist Dean Magraw for a special presentation of songs brought to the silver screen during the Golden Age of Hollywood, when Broadway’s finest songwriters wrote for classic film and unforgettable stars, from Cole Porter to Johnny Mercer, to the Gershwins to Irving Berlin, for Fred Astaire, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Doris Day and more.
Maud Hixson vocals
Rick Carlson piano
Dean Magraw guitar
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”. This year, she releases a new recording project devoted to the songs of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.