NFZ: You were born in Washington, DC, then moved to California. When and why?
I was born in El Paso, Texas, then moved to Tampa, Florida, at 6 months old. At five years old my mother and I move to Washington, DC. I enlisted in the US Air Force at age 20 and after discharge moved to Montreal where I stayed in Montreal for 2 years then moved to NY City to live there for 7 years until I moved to California to pursue my entertainment career.
NFZ: Besides being in the music business is there anything other profession you’re engaged in, and if so, how did that come about?
I’m a health and fitness consultant. I just love working with people and teaching them to eat and exercise properly.
NFZ: Now, let’s get down to discussing your music. Could you tell about your current release, Long Road?
My current release is traditional jazz at its finest and it is a compilation of my life experiences.
NFZ: What are some of your personal favorite cuts on Long Road?
One for My Baby, Hey There, Bojangles, and Will It Go Round In Circles.
NFZ: What motivated you in the recording process?
Recording with a cast of professionals who have a passion for the selection of music I wanted to record.
NFZ: Any notable artists you’ve worked with in the making of Long Road? If so, could you also tell us about who they’ve collaborated with during their careers?
Nolan Shaheed who was the musical director for Marvin Gaye and trumpeter with Count Basie and Duke Ellington, Rich Emes worked with Lou Rawls, Doc Severinsen and Angela Bofill.
NFZ: Can you share with us the artists who’ve inspired your career?
Sammy Davis, Mills Brothers, Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and The Temptations.
NFZ: Any thoughts regarding the current state of the entertainment industry and are there any things you’d like to change?
I think it’s a very good time to be involved in the entertainment business because the opportunity for success is wide open. I would like to bring back that big band live jazz sound!
NFZ: Do you have another release in the works? If so, can you tell us a bit about it and when they’re slated to hit the streets?
I do, but since I am still in the planning stage of the new project still to early to project the street date for it.
NFZ: Are you involved with any political issues, activist causes or charities you feel passionate about or participate in?
No I am not, however I would like help young up and coming new artists.
NFZ: What is something about you that Tyrone Mr. SuperFantastic fans don’t know and would probably surprise them?
I had a singing telegram business in San Francisco and I also played a blues clarinet solo at my elementary School in the 4th grade during the song Blues In E Flat.
NFZ: How can people follow and stay in touch with you?
Look for me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, iHeart, Apple Music, Napster, Deezer, Jango Radio, Sound Cloud, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby or just go to my web site: https://tyronemrsuperfantastic.com/