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  • Virginia Mayhew (2005)

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    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.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane Giant Steps Giant Steps (Atlantic)
    # 2 Billie Holiday Lady in Satin I'm a Fool to Want You (Columbia)
    # 3 Count Basie The Atomic Mr Basie Spanky (Roulette)
    # 4 Joe Henderson Inner Urge Inner Urge (Blue Note)
    # 5 Shirley Horn Here's to Life Here's to Life (Verve)
    # 6 Thelonious Monk Plays the Music of Duke Ellington It Don't Mean a Thing (Riverside)
    # 7 Cannonball Adderley Cannonball's Bossa Nova Clouds (Capitol)
    # 8 Eddie Palmieri Palo Pa' Rumba Palo Pa' Rumba (Fania)
             
    Book Seido Black Belt Book
             
    Luxury Item A toothbrush, or chocolate
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 John Coltrane Blue Train N/A (Blue Note)
    Alt 2 Thelonious Monk Alone in San Francisco N/A (Riverside)
    Alt 3 Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand Duet N/A (Denon)
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    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun