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Jan. 31: Jazz Vocalist Maude Hixson, Pianist Rick Carlson

Concert set for Halling Recital Hall

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 1-6-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Jazz vocalist Maud Hixson and pianist Rick Carlson will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

Maud Hixson is a singer of classic jazz and popular songs of the 20th century. Many of her shows focus on songs written by women, and written during the 1930s and 1940s, an era Hixson says is one of the most fertile periods for songwriters, women included.

Hixson made her Guthrie Theater (Mpls.) debut in 2010, performed at the New York Cabaret Convention in 2011 at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, and in 2012 appeared in concert with composer and pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett as part of the Midtown Jazz Series in New York.

Rick Carlson taught himself to play the piano by studying the vast works of Count Basie and Duke Ellington while absorbing their technique. He is a sought-after accompanist and has served as pianist and musical director for various local concert series.

Concert admission is $12 for community members, $11 for Minnesota State Mankato students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549. 

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