SHOWTIME: 7:00pm. In “trap jazz,” the term “trap” is borrowed from the trap music genre and is used to describe the incorporation of trap-style beats, rhythms, and production techniques into jazz music. Trap music originated in the early 2000s and is characterized by its use of heavy 808 drum patterns, hi-hats, aggressive beats, and often dark and atmospheric soundscapes. This fusion of genres results in a unique blend of traditional jazz elements and contemporary hip-hop influences.
Jody Mayfield is a highly-regarded jazz virtuoso hailing from Atlanta, GA. He honed his musical skills at Morris Brown College, where he received a B.A. in Music Performance and a Master’s degree in Music Technology from Southern Utah University. Jody’s exceptional educational background complements his immense musical talent. Throughout his career, Jody has had the privilege of performing alongside legendary jazz musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, James Lloyd, Frank Foster, and Grover Washington Jr. He has also opened for iconic artists, including Sarah Vaughn, Dexter Gordon, and Lionel Hampton, and collaborated with hip-hop legends like Jermaine Dupri and Organized Noize.
Professor Mayfield’s program is a three-part concert residency, performed with a full band on the following dates: November 12, December 10 and January 21.