Jody Mayfield at the grand piano.

Jody Mayfield releases Doing the Do

Embodying the title of his cool-breezy and sensually funky new album, veteran keyboardist Jody Mayfield knows a little something about Doing The Do – an expression meaning, “if you’re going to do something, do it well”.

Stirring up snappy grooves, hypnotic keyboard melodies and dreamy atmospheres, he invites several special guests – including saxman Walter Beasley – to a mix that blends the best of his stylistic world, with the intention of promoting positive vibes in response to these difficult times. 

Doing The Do (feat. Jacques Lesure)

Mayfield is from Atlanta GA and 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 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.

Mayfied 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.

He’s 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.

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.