Virginia_Mayhew_Studio“It’s not what you play, it’s how you play it.”– Mary Lou Williams

The New Brunswick Jazz Project features women leaders throughout March in all of their locations – and on Thursday, March 12, State of the Arts NJ will be at Hotoke to film the Virginia Mayhew Quartet.  The  Jazz Project brings top talent to New Brunswick by taking advantage of being near the world-class jazz scene in New York, and by booking mid-week. VIrginia Mayhew is one such talent. In addition to her recordings with others, the West Orange resident has six releases as a leader. Downbeat selected her CD, “Mary Lou Williams – The Next 100 Years,” as one of the Best New Releases of 2012.

For more about the New Brunswick Jazz Project, check out this New York Times article – and if you can make it to Hotoke this Thursday, be sure and say hello!

Our story featuring the Virginia Mayhew Quartet will air on NJTV and WHYY on the April 5 episode of State of the Arts NJ; we’ll be posting it online too.