New Ep "Ready Or Not This Party's Hot" From Tyrone Smith
Ready or Not this Party's Hot is not only the name of the upcoming EP from Tyrone Smith, but also the true theme of the vibe this new music gives. Gliding effortlessly through a wide range of styles and grooves this music is consistent of one true perspective and thats GROOVE; And despite contemporary sounds every song just says: JAZZ.
Well-rounded is the best way to describe Tyrone Smith and his music; It has the virtuosic display of musicianship and yet still keeps everything in the pocket to appeal to the masses. So beware, Ready or Not This Party's Hot!
About Tyrone Smith
Growing up in Dallas, TX Tyrone had a strong musical influence from his father, who traveled immensely as a professional pianist. By the age of 13 Tyrone was playing piano and saxophone as well as accompanying his father in the clubs. 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. Studying with great teachers like: Shelly Carol, Roger Boykin, Jim Riggs, Tyrone Smith, Sr., Pat Franklin, and Barri Pearson; 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. Since then Tyrone Smith has become an accomplished musician/composer and entrepreneur. His credits include: playing/composing for artists such as: Al Jarreau, Reggie Workman, Joss Stone, Erykah Badu, Bernard (Pretty) Purdie, Benny Powell, Lonnie Plaxico, Musiq Soulchild, KT Tunstall, Charlie Persip, and Carlos Santana among many other amazing artists. Not only is Tyrone an outstanding musician, He is a savvy business man.
In 2009, Tyrone has experimented with a new approach to releasing his music, by releasing one single per month to keep a consistent flow of enjoyment for his fans. Currently the newest single is a funk groove blend that is a response to challengers who doubt his ability to groove entitled “Dat Man Ain't Funky”.