Maud Hixson

February 19, 2024

Recording (Permanent Midnight: Songs of Richard Rodney Bennett)

Hailed as “gently virtuosic” (All About Jazz), 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. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Maud made her Guthrie Theater debut in the Noël Coward revue Coward’s Women and appeared in Park Square Theatre’s The Soul of Gershwin. She teamed with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in 2012 for the long-running Midtown Jazz at Midday concert series at Saint Peter’s and debuted her show Skyscraper Wits in London and New York in 2015. Maud has made three appearances at the New York Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. She received a Next Step grant from the McKnight Foundation in 2015. She is also the recipient of four Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, one of which supported the research for her album featuring compositions by Broadway composer Michael (Mickey) Leonard. Her newest recording is devoted to the music of her mentor, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.


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