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 Rhythm and Blues, 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 and Contemporary Music 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 other artists