For other people named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). John Mayer John Mayer live in 2007 01.png Mayer, June 2007 Born John Clayton Mayer October 16, 1977 (age 37) Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. Residence Montana, U.S. Education Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School Alma mater Berklee College of Music Occupation Singer-songwriter, record producer Home town Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S. Musical career Genres Pop· rock· blues· folk· country· soul Instruments Guitar· vocals· omnichord· piano· harmonica· percussion Years active 1998–present Labels Arista Records· Aware Records· Columbia Records Associated acts John Mayer Trio· David Ryan Harris· Dead & Company Website johnmayer.com Notable instruments Fender Stratocaster John Clayton Mayer (/ˈmeɪ.ər/; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived, two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters. After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs—refining his skills and gaining a following. After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival, he was signed to Aware Records, and then Columbia Records, which released his first EP, Inside Wants Out. His following two full-length albums—Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003)—did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland".