In today’s podcast, Anthony Cekay sits down with fellow saxophonist Virginia Mayhew. Also a composer and arranger, Virginia has been an active participant in the New York jazz scene since 1987. 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, Kenny Barron, Chico O’Farrill, Ingrid Jensen, Claudio Roditi, Nnenna Freelon, and many, many others. Anthony and Virginia discuss her latest releases Single Petal of a Rose, featuring Houston Person and Mary Lou Williams – the Next 100 Years; a lesson Anthony took with Virginia while in college; her practice techniques and influences; and more. You can listen here:
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