Musician, producer, social influencer and brand ambassador Tyrone Smith was born on March 18th, 1986 in Dallas, Texas with strong influences growing up surrounded by family members with multiple talents in the area of music whether it be singing, playing, composing, arranging, or even the occasional solo his grandfather would sing after preaching a sermon.
By the age of 11, Tyrone Smith had picked up playing piano, organ, saxophone and rigorously intent on honing his craft. Raised up on Gospel and R&B, by mid-teens he was listening to rock, jazz, funk, and hip- hop. Tyrone attended Booker T. Washington High School of the Visual and Performing Arts. While in high school he participated in the jazz combo as well as the R&B ensemble. Mentored by great musicians like: Shelly Carol, Roger Boykin, Jim Riggs, Pat Franklin, and others; Tyrone worked to improve his playing skills throughout his high school career while also earning awards like Downbeat Student awards, NAACP ACT-So winner, Wabash School of Music Scholar and many others. Tyrone moved to New York City to study at The New School University Jazz & Contemporary School.
As a musician and producer he has worked for artists including Al Jarreau, Reggie Workman, Joss Stone, Erykah Badu, Bernard (Pretty) Purdie, Benny Powell, Lonnie Plaxico, Musiq Soulchild, KT Tunstall, Charlie Persip, Roy Hamilton III, Ky-Mani Marley, Eliza Neals, Kelly Wright and many other artists.