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.
She performed her newest show, “Skyscraper Wits” in London and New York last year, and releases her latest recording “Listening For Your Song”, in June, which features music from the pre-Songbook era.
Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Maud is the co-founder of the continental jazz sextet French 75 with clarinetist Tony Balluff. She made her Guthrie Theater debut in the Noel Coward revue “Coward’s Women”, and appeared with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in concert in 2012 for the long-running Midtown at Midday concert series at Saint Peter’s in Manhattan.
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“Maud Hixson is one of the best, most sensitive and creative song stylists to come
out of the pages of the Great American Songbook in the last decade. She has taste
and sophistication, she is full of surprises, and boy can she sing!”
Her vocal style is so warm, intimate and compelling–it’s clear that she cares
about the words and telling the story, with clarity and without artifice–
practically a lost art these days.
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, PIANIST, SINGER, HISTORIAN
Maud knows how to sing to you. Her style is so efficient, moving and always
true to the meaning of the lyric and the integrity of a great melody