Fancy Meeting You Here: A Tribute to Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney

Fancy Meeting You Here: A Tribute to Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney

Tue · September 19, 2017

7:30 pm

$15.00

Off Sale

Maud Hixson
Maud Hixson
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 teamed with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in 2012 for the long-running Midtown at Midday concert series at Saint Peter’s in Manhattan.
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. Featuring Tex Arnold, Steve LaSpina, Warren Vaché and Gene Bertoncini, it was recorded at Nola Studios in Steinway Hall, NYC in 2013. Musician and historian Michael Feinstein observed: “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.”
Maud debuted her newest show, Skyscraper Wits, in London and New York in 2015, and released her latest recording, “Listening For Your Song”, in 2016, which features music from the pre-Songbook era. Maud received a Next Step Grant from the McKnight Foundation in 2015 and her most recent Artist Initiative Grant will fund a big band project in 2017. She made her second appearance at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in October in a tribute to singer Sylvia Syms, hosted by Rex Reed and presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. In December, Maud made her Park Square Theater debut in The Soul Of Gershwin.
Arne Fogel
Arne Fogel
“…I can’t think of anyone else around here who does what Fogel does…… There’s a dearth of male jazz vocalists in general, and none in this area who has mastered Fogel’s unique style of pop/swing. It’s accessible, danceable, romantic and fun….”
- Pamela Espeland, MinnPost
“…one of the Twin Cities’ most interesting people — A singer, musician, actor, composer, writer, producer, music-film-comedy and entertainment historian, collector and oral encyclopedia.”
- Bob Protzman, St. Paul Pioneer Press-Dispatch
ARNE FOGEL IS A 2008 INDUCTEE INTO THE “MID-AMERICA MUSIC HALL OF FAME”.

Arne appears frequently as a singer at the top jazz venues in the Twin Cities, and served as the opening act for Rosemary Clooney during her December 2001 appearance at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
Arne Fogel has written, produced and appeared in over two dozen concert presentations in such venues as Orchestra Hall, Bloomington Center For the Arts, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 3M History Theater, The Capri Theater, and many other venues throughout the Upper Midwest, and has appeared in countless others. The Nancy Harms show “Ellington At Night”, which he wrote, co-created, and co-produced with Harms, has been presented in such venues as The Dunsmore Room, Lincoln Center (NYC), Albert Hall (London), and New Morning (Paris). Arne has appeared frequently in singing appearances with Kathryn (Mrs. Bing) Crosby in The Heights Theater and The Minneapolis Woman’s Club Theater in Minneapolis, and has participated in countless “live” radio concerts, including three years as a regular performer on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”. Arne has performed on nearly 1,500 recording sessions as a singer on jingles and film soundtracks, and has recorded several albums (“YOU CALL IT MADNESS”, “WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS”, “LET’S NOT BE SENSIBLE”), and co-produced several albums for vocalist Nancy Harms.
Arne Fogel is familiar to many people as an on-air personality in the upper Midwest. For 12 years he produced and hosted his own series of special “Arne Fogel Presents” programs on the stations of the Minnesota Public Radio network, and for over 40 years has entertained audiences with his programs on SiriusXM, WWTC-AM, KLBB-AM, KTWN-FM, NETRADIO .COM, and currently, KBEM-FM and the programs “Singers & Standards”, “Certain Standards”, and “The Bing Shift”.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432