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Virginia Mayhew

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: May 14, 1959    

Saxophonist-composer-arranger Virginia Mayhew has been an active participant in the New York jazz scene since 1987. A native of San Francisco, Virginia came to New York to enroll in the New School's Jazz Performance program, and was awarded its Zoot Sims Memorial Scholarship.

In the course of her career, Virginia has worked with such renowned artists as Earl “Fatha” Hines, Cab Calloway, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Norman Simmons, Al Grey, Junior Mance, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Doc Cheatam, Joe Williams, Leon Parker, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Kenny Barron, Chico O'Farrill, Dena DeRose, Ingrid Jensen, Claudio Roditi, and many others....
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    Mary Lou Williams: The Next 100 Years

    Renma Recordings
    2012
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    A Simple Thank You

    Renma Recordings
    2008
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    Sandan Shuffle

    Renma Recordings
    2006
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    Phantoms

    Remma
    2003

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Mary Lou Williams: The Next 100 Years

Renma Recordings (2012)

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