Mai Bloomfield is a singer-songwriter and cellist/guitarist from Los Angeles. Over the years, her range of musical skills and the heart she brings to the page have led her to be involved in a variety of projects.
About Mia Bloomfield
In 1999 she started playing with Raining Jane. The female foursome released 4 albums and maintained a rigorous tour schedule. A longtime songwriting relationship with Jason Mraz led to the #2 Billboard release “Yes!” (2014), an album they co-wrote, recorded and toured with Mraz. That creative collaboration continues to this day, and has them appearing this year at the Hollywood Bowl and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Mai has also worked closely with a variety of other artists on the road, in the studio, and on screen (Sara Bareilles, Adam Cohen, Willy Porter.) As a cellist, she has played on many records – including Leonard Cohen’s last album “You Want It Darker.” She has performed on The Tonight Show, Ellen, David Letterman and has had songs placed in Grey’s Anatomy and other shows, commercials and films.
Though she keeps busy as a collaborator (and has even played the role of Producer), Mai remains dedicated a steady songwriting practice. In 2010 she released her first solo EP (“Eclipse”) with songs that led to awards in the Kerrville, Telluride, and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest songwriting contests. She has since been building up a collection of original songs for a future record.
In 2010 she helped launch Rock n’ Roll Camp For Girls Los Angeles, where she teaches songwriting, and serves as Art Director year round. Mai has also taught at the Song School in Colorado, the Britt in Oregon, and Rain City Rock in Washington.
In 2012 Mai’s life took a sharp turn when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She says the diagnosis and recovery changed her life –for the better. She developed a songwriting class that draws upon our human experience with crisis as a way to harness inspiration, healing, and wisdom through song. She is also currently working on a book inspired by her experience, and hopes her story will inspire and encourage others on their creative paths.