Jody Mayfield

Jody Mayfield

 Decatur, Georgia, USA
BandJazzSoul

A funky jazz artist dipped in soul.

Biography

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.
[edit] Album discography

Album Credits
M2O: Jazz and all Her Babies 1997
Whatever It Takes 1999
Epiphany 2001
Soul Sanctuary 2006

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 2010

Lyrics

The Love 4 U

Written By: Jody Mayfield,Sherita Murphy

Sad and lonely you’ve cried
and you’ve cried
I see clearly the pain U try 2 hide
Scared and don’t want
2 believe no more
Love for U has come 2 an end
A day late always a dollar short
Fearful that you’ll never measure up
Feeling that you’re always left behind
Love for U has come to an end
There’s a time when it’s not about pride
It’s about the love U have inside
All 2 gain, what do U have 2 lose?
So sick of all the games
that people like 2 play
Hurt and lies and don’t even know why
All the pain inside, it’s time to realize that
U can’t Love nobody
if U don’t love yourself
Moving forward each step that U take
Growing, knowing there’s no other way
Strength won’t come without some pain
Don’t let the love for U come 2 an end
Come to an end

Discography

Jazz and all Her Babies
Whatever It Takes
Epiphany
Soul Sanctuary

Set List

feverTeach Me tonightwalk away, kelly clarkstonTell me something good sweet thingnatural womanlong walk GoldenStay with meSay Yes A couple of forevers At LastJust One LookThe Love 4 youThe Question Ribbon in the sky
Jamaica FunkWhat's going on f dwanWhat you won’t do for loveCan't Hide LoveCantaloupe island Wine light Show me that you got