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, Ingrid Michaelson, and Fiona Apple. In 2012, Jocelyn was one of ten musicians personally 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.
During the last five years, she has toured nationally and regionally performing in every kind of venue: 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 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 fans favorite songs, ‘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 sponsorships by her fans. Because of them, she was not only able to hire a stellar produce and record at Sputnik Sound Studio, but recorded it with some of the most talented musicians in Nashville. She released ‘A Witty Girl’ in late 2009 and since then, Jocelyn has signed a TV & Film licensing deal with a company in Hollywood. Hopefully this year, you will be hearing one of her songs in on your favorite television show.
In 2012, Jocelyn started working Gavin Mikhail (friend and fellow songwriter). Together they are releasing acoustic cover songs through GM Presents via iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Visit GM Presents Youtube Vevo page and her Jocelyn Scofield Youtube page to hear some of her covers.
When Jocelyn is not touring, she spends time in Los Angeles. She has co-written songs with Grammy Award winners and hit country songwriters, as well as great songwriters who have yet to be discovered. During the last few years, she has been selected from songwriters around the country to participate in the Johnny Mercer ‘Power of a Song’ workshop in Chicago 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, which put her in front of hit producers and songwriter like Greg Wells.
As an independent artist, 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.