Jocelyn Scofield is an independent singer/songwriter, whose music has been compared to artists Joni Mitchell and Carol King, as well as contemporary artists Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, and Fiona Apple. She has garnered over 24 millions plays of her music on Spotify and Youtube. In 2012, Jocelyn was one of ten musicians chosen out of 17,000, by hit producer and Grammy Award winner, John Shanks to participate in the Guitar Center Whooznxt Competition and perform for him in Hollywood, CA.
Jocelyn spent five years touring nationally and regionally performing in festivals, coffee houses, conferences, concert series and art fairs…as well as warehouses, street corners, book stores, restaurants, and a laundromat (long story).
Scofield has independently recorded and released three original albums and dozens of cover albums. Her first album, “This Life,” was recorded in Long Beach in a smokey garage on a dat recorder. It received rave reviews (surprisingly enough) from several magazines including Indie-Music Magazine. They called her a “true composer … with a voice like a gutsier Fiona Apple.” CollectedSounds.com wrote: “It’s an excellent showcase for her strong vocals and piano playing. Vocally she has the same force as Jewel once had, and some of Fiona Apple’s jazz inflections.” Her 2nd album, “Unplugged & Unorganized” is a piano/vocal acoustic album. Although it is by far her simplest album, it includes some of her most popular downloads, ‘Much bigger than this,’ and a cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’
In October of 2009, Jocelyn released her third album, “A Witty Girl,” which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Mitch Dane. This album was funded primarily through fan sponsorship. Because of them, she was able to work with a stellar producer, record the album at Sputnik Sound, and hire some of the most talented musicians in Nashville.
In 2012, Jocelyn started working Gavin Mikhail (friend and fellow songwriter). Together they released dozens of acoustic cover songs through GM Presents. They are available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify. Visit GM Presents Youtube Vevo page and her Jocelyn Scofield Youtube page to hear some of her covers. In 2014, Jocelyn began producing her originals and covers including her singles, “There is Hope” and “Fall So Slowly.”
As a songwriter, Jocelyn has co-written songs with Grammy Award winners and hit country songwriters. She was selected for the Johnny Mercer ‘Power of a Song’ workshop in Chicago with David Zippel and the ASCAP Pop Songwriter’s workshop in Nashville with Darrell Brown. In 2009, Jocelyn was one of fourteen songwriters around the country to be selected to attend the Lester Sill Songwriter’s Workshop in Los Angeles with Greg Wells. In 2015, composed a song for the one woman show, “The Oreo Experience,” which premiered in Hollywood.
As a singer, Jocelyn is actively involved in the Los Angeles singing community. She is a member of SAG/Aftra. In 2015, she sang on the White Hot Holidays Special, backing up wil.i.am, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and Mary J. Blige. In 2016, she sang on the People’s Choice Awards, the score of Suicide Squad, and Chris Allport’s Christmas album. She also performed with the Echo Society, Women Who Score, and with Herb Alpert.
Jocelyn credits her fans to being able to continue making music. She is incredibly thankful for her fans, friends, and family. If you like her music, become her friend or fan, visit her on Facebook or Youtube.