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Virginia Mayhew (The Kennedy Center)

Virginia Mayhew

For the past 12 years, saxophonist-composer-arranger VIRGINIA MAYHEW has been an active participant in the New York jazz scene. A native of San Francisco, Virginia came to New York in 1987, where she enrolled in the New School's Jazz Program and was awarded its Zoot Sims Memorial Scholarship. Since her arrival, Virginia has worked with such renowned artists as Norman Simmons, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabakin, Slide Hampton, Joe Williams, Leon Parker, Dena DeRose, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Kenny Barron, among others. She has appeared in most of the city's jazz venues, including The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, The Village Gate, Sweet Basil, Fat Tuesday's, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Town Hall, and has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe. In addition, Virginia has established her credentials in the field of jazz education, as both a teacher of private students and an experienced clinician.