The New Brunswick Jazz Project is reviving the jazz scene in the Hub City by bringing established and emerging talents to venues downtown. In March 2015, State of the Arts NJ dropped by the contemporary Asian restaurant Hotoke for a Thursday performance by the Virginia Mayhew Quartet. In addition to saxophonist Virginia Mayhew’s 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.

Produced by Susan Wallner.
Narrated by Dan Gordon; Videography by Joe Conlon and Jim Masi.