Musician and Peabody Institute alum, seasoned professional, pianist, producer, singer & songwriter with almost 2 decades of experience. He’s recorded with incomparable musicians like Sheila E, produced music for Zendaya & performed with R&B artists Angie Stone & Lil Mo, jazz vocalist Maysa Leak, and gospel legends Yolanda Adams & Andraé Crouch.
Musician, producer, singer & songwriter available to work for/with bands, other artists, producers & musicians.
Always eager to meet & work with like-minded professionals.
Primarily an R&B/Soul music producer, he has produced & performed a variety of musical styles covering several genres.
A Maryland native, born & raised on the east coast, he was the drummer for his family’s church as a kid. He auditioned & got hired to be music director at another church all before his 10th birthday.
At age 19 he signed a recording contract & distribution deal with Capitol Records & moved to Los Angeles.
The next 15 years would allow him to build a network of artists & musicians and take him on an unexpected musical journey that includes over 100 live shows, music festivals, tours and countless studio sessions.
Stephon Kobe Smith - an Unassuming, Easygoing,Consummate Professional.
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Interview with Stephon Kobe Smith
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My ultimate goal is to satisfy the client & deliver musicality & sound quality resulting in a final product that they’ll love & fully endorse.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love it all. I enjoy every aspect of the creative process. But if I had to choose I’d say producing/arranging vocals, and building tracks around someone else’s lyric & melody. I love the spontaneity.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Musician turned recording artist… but in the more recent years I’ve been producing music for other artists & songwriters. I’ve been doing this for about 23 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A Neo-soulful R&B Electro Jazzyfunk Fusion
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anomalie because he’s a genius musician, and Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland & Beyoncé Knowles. I’ve been obsessed with those 3 voices for 20+years & I’d love to hear what the 4 of us would create together.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Rodney Jerkins, B.Slade, Lalah Hathaway, Brandy, PJ Morton
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production, Vocal Arrangement, Session Pianists, Background Vocalist, Songwriting