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 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 has also appeared in Park Square Theater’s The
Soul of Gershwin. She teamed with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in 2012 for the long-
running Midtown at Midday concert series at Saint Peter’s in Manhattan and debuted
her show Skyscraper Wits in London and New York in 2015.
Maud is the recipient of three Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts
Board, one of which supported the research for her album “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get
Away”, comprised of compositions by Broadway composer Michael (Mickey) Leonard