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Tatiana Mayfield joins the Cape Symphony for The Roaring '20s in February 2023

Tatiana Mayfield

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas. LadyMay has been singing and playing jazz music since age thirteen. Since then, she has performed in venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad, which have earned her rave reviews from listeners and musicians, as well as numerous awards.

In 2017, LadyMay was awarded second place in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocals Competition. In that same year, she received the “Jazz Innovators Award” from Dallas, TX as part of Jazz Appreciation Month for her contributions to jazz education for young people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. LadyMay was also chosen as one of the twelve semi-finalists to compete in the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition held in Washington, D.C before a legendary panel of judges.

In the summer of 2019, the city of Fort Worth awarded LadyMay with a “Legend In The Making” award at their annual “Dr. Marion J. Brooks Living Legends Awards” for her accomplishments in entertainment and education. She has also appeared on Dallas/Fort Worth’s news television show “Good Morning Texas” multiple times.

LadyMay has performed several times with the legendary Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, including a recent appearance with Broadway giant Bryan Stokes Mitchell.

LadyMay has recorded three albums, From All Directions (2009), A Portrait Of LadyMay (2012), and The Next Chapter (2018). The first album, From All Directions, was recorded while she was still attending the University of North Texas, where she received a B.M. in Jazz Studies. Jazz journalist Scott Yanow described her voice on her debut album as “attractive” with “excellent elocution” and a “joyful spirit.” About her sophomore album A Portrait Of LadyMay, Harvey Siders, former writer of JazzTimes and Downbeat magazines, describes her intonation as “flawless” and her scatting “as natural as breathing.”

In addition to her vocal skills, she plays piano, trombone, composes, and teaches voice and music theory. In May of 2017, she was awarded third place in the “Performance” category of the International Songwriting Competition for her original song “Forgive Me Someday” from her album The Next Chapter.

LadyMay recently contributed an article to the ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers) about her experience as a black woman composer and performer, earning a master’s degree during a pandemic, and being the first African American person to receive an M.M. in Jazz Composition at the University of Texas at Arlington.

As an educator, Mayfield is an adjunct professor of commercial voice at the University of Texas Arlington and Dallas College-Cedar Valley Campus in Lancaster, TX.

For more information on Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, visit her website.

LadyMay joins the Cape Symphony for The Roaring ‘20s on Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12, 2023. For more information and to purchase tickets for The Roaring ‘20s, visit capesymphony.org, call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit 2235 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable, MA. The Cape Symphony Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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