Jody Mayfield

Apple Logic Pro, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

Lesson Fees
from $50.00 / 45 Minutes


Jody Mayfield is a jazz musician from Atlanta GA. He studied at Clark Atlanta University, where he majored in Music Performance. He holds a B.A. Degree in Music Technology from Morris Brown College and a Master's Degree in Music Technology from Southern Utah University. 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, Jazz Violinist, Karen Briggs, Mike Phillips, and the Tony Rich Project. He also opened concerts for Sarah Vaughn, Dexter Gordon, Rodney Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Gladys Knight, Ramsey Lewis. Fred Hammond, Jermaine Dupri , he has Done television music scoring with Robert Townsend,to name a few.

Jody Mayfield has worked with top hip-hop producers such as Jermaine Dupri, 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. 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. Jody mayfield also has several movie soundtracks to his credit. His company, JMQ studios specializes in music for film and television. During the holiday season of 2020, his “A Jody Jazz Christmas” was number 1 on the smooth jazz charts. His latest project, “Doing the Do" has received rave reviews and is soaring up the music charts.

My teaching style is very simple. I try to make the subject I am teaching relative to a person's current experience. Is my firm belief that music should be taught using music examples based on the music they currently listen to. There must be a cultural connection first. In other words, a teacher should meet a student where he is first. Then bring the student up to where the teacher is.

Masters Degree in Music Technology from Southern Utah University

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