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Remembering Doris Day with Maud Hixson at Crooners

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes.

Storytelling In Jazz, Cabaret

Celebrating Doris Day’s 102nd birthday and her career, from her first hit during WWII with the song Sentimental Journey, through her second career in movies, starring in musical comedies like Pillow Talk and dramas such as the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Maud Hixson vocals
Rick Carlson piano

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 Noel Coward revue Coward’s Women, also appearing in Park Square Theater’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. She has made three appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall for the New York Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Maud received a Next Step Grant from the McKnight Foundation in 2015 and is the recipient of four Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, one of which supported the research for her album comprised of compositions by Broadway composer Michael (Mickey) Leonard. Her newest recording is devoted to the music of her mentor, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, which earned a 2024 Bistro Award.

“Her vocal style is so warm, compelling and intimate—it’s clear she cares about the words and telling the story, with clarity and without artifice—almost a lost art these days.” –Michael Feinstein

MaudHixson.com

Venue

Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States
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