Music is the only thing humans can create from nothing. When we create music, we are emulating God.

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About Me  |

Jody Mayfield is a jazz musician from Atlanta GA. He studied at Clark Atlanta University, where he majored in Music Performance. He has performed with musical greats such as Dizzy Gillespie at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland ('81, '82) as well as James Lloyd of Pieces of a Dream; Frank Foster; Grover Washington, Jr.; Mary Lou Williams; Illinois Jacquet and the Tony Rich Project. He also opened concerts for Sarah Vaughn, Dexter Gordon, Rodney Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Fred Hammond,Bishop T.D. Jakes to name a few. Jody Mayfield was the creative director for Evander Holyfield’s record label, Real Deal Records for three years.

 

Jody Mayfield has worked with top hip-hop producers such as Organized Noize, Anthony David, Marq (Remarqable) Jefferson of So So Def Records. He has also produced a double CD set of songs for the non-profit organization Young Life, which impacts the lives of inner-city teens. Jody Mayfield has toured with Sleepy Brown. He has also worked with actor comedian, Robert Townsend (who referred to him as a “Master Musician”) on film and television projects for the Black Family Channel.

 

Album discography

Album Credits

• M2O: Jazz and all Her Babies 1997

• Whatever It Takes 1999

•Epiphany 2001

•Soul Sanctuary 2014

 

Other Projects

• Antonia Lawrence: Global Hallelujah, producer, music  arrangements,

   music direction. 2006

• Anthony David: 3 Chords & The Truth, Keyboards 2005

• Blackjack: Ace on Top, Keyboards, Producer 1995

 

Television Credits

• “Thousand Dollar Bee”, Opening Theme Composer

• “Partners in Crime”, Opening Theme Composer

 

Film Credits

• “Riff”, a Robinson Vil Film, Soundtrack Composer 2006

• “The Effect”, a Robinson Vil Film, Soundtrack Composer 2007

• “Life•Less”, a Robinson Vil Film. Soundtrack Composer 2011

• "Rasin Mwen", a Robinson Vil Film. Soundtrack Composer 201

the music

Over the past several years, Jazz has been going through a transformation and re-birth.  Music fans are becoming interested in this transformation because of the musical innovations of the new artists in the genre. Mayfield is not only capturing a lot of attention; he is leading the change. Presenting what he defines as “Street Jazz,” Jody Mayfield combines the musical and songwriting inspirations of a vast array of styles. With influences ranging from ‘Duke Ellington’ to ‘George Duke", Jody Mayfield has created his own unequaled blend of Jazz. This Jazz can best be described as walking a fine line between R&B and Jazz. Like Quincy Jones, Jody Mayfield has the brought together highly talented artists from different genres of music and has fit them together in a musical mosaic of sonic delight. When asked the question: Is Jazz dead? Jody replies, "no, she very much awake and is heard everyday on radio stations across the world. She just shows up as Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Rock, Country, etc." Mayfield believes that all American music is Jazz. The different genres we have are just "babies" Momma Jazz has birthed. Hence, "Jazz and all her babies". Whether it's Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock or even Country, it's all jazz according to Mayfield. This album ranges from the jazz funky sound of "Step Back In It", to the Neo-Soul sound of "Just One Look" to the romantic old school sound of "Forever With You". There is something on this album for everybody.

 

Music allows the soul to travel back in time to the instant you first heard that special song.

film & television soundtracks

Ray Ray vs the Monster'
Teaser 2015

Rasin Mwen movie trailer

Music Video from Life•Less

Life•Less movie trailer

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