Antoine Smith / Press

“Antoine Smith was selected by A&R Anthony (Scoe) Walker for Def Jam‘s "WE GOT NEXT" audition, Cincinnati, OH in Dec. 2010. Requirements were to bring 3 of your best songs lasting 3 minutes each to be heard by VP of A&R‘s, Lenny Santiago and A&R, Anthony (Scoe) Walker. Smith’s (aka DJ Night Writer) audition was for a producer of rap and hip/hop only. The surprising twist was that 9 minutes turned into a session up to 45 minutes! Both were pleased by his productions and the meeting was complete with a hand-shake, smiles, et al. ”

“The Center for Economic Development (the Center) at Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs selected Antoine Smith to participate in a focus group. The focus concerned the Cleveland music sector commissioned by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. In addition, Smith was selected from an elite source to conduct a study and discussion on how to develop a better community acknowledgement of its artists, etc. Remix of Cleveland Music Industry Full Report by Renee Constantino, Cleveland State Univer. Graduate”

“Talking Smooth Jazz says..."16 year old Antoine Smith is a drummer and a "dabbling" keyboardist that composes and plays mainly, contemporary jazz. In addition, he composes other genres as well." In addition, Talking Smooth Jazz featured Antoine Smith's cd, WALLFLOWER on 7/19/2009”

"---Speaking of celebrity interview coincidences...Paul Taylor, a smooth jazz saxophonist (played with Rippingtons and more great celebrities as himself) with eight albums under his belt since 1995 was being interviewed by Talking Smooth Jazz on Blog Talk Radio. During Paul Taylor's interview, Antoine Smith called in as a huge fan to join in the conversation, Smith mentioned that he had done an attribute copy song to Paul Taylor, which was "Groove Zone." Paul Taylor had immediately remembered the song done in 2008 from Smith as a Myspace friend and stated that he liked it and felt he had a future in what Smith was doing!"

“Club S.O.N. Platinum says..."Note - The countdown begins tonight, the end of an era! It's been great and thanks for the support! The first of the last 2 regularly scheduled Soundoff Now! Show and what better way to close out our regular formatted schedule of shows this season than with a positive teen youth such as my special guest tonight jazz musician pheonom Antoine Smith. We will preview several tracks from many of Smith's compilations as well as an open discussion on the lost art form of jazz today, as we chronicle the young career of this young phenom jazz musician."”

“Light 08 Radio says..."The First of what promises to be an electrifying weekly tribute to the art form called Jazz. There may be many imitations but there is only ONE real thing...accept no substitutes as we will sit in the blue room and experience the Rebirth of the Rebirth of Cool...You Coltrane, Miles, Blake, and Byrd fans know what I'm talking about. We'll be joined with our special guest an up and coming Jazz artist by the name of ANTOINE SMITH who in this one's opinion exemplifies the LIVING spirit of Jazz in the tradition of the original jazz masters. We'll listen to his music and have him share his thoughts and inspirations, and more…"”

"ALL THAT JAZZ is lively and full of surprises. The 15 year old Antoine Smith has created some intriguing contemporary jazz motifs that linger in your mind long after the last playing of the album. Antoine's,,,

“Hayden Bendall: Producer/Mixer/Engineer (worked w/ stars...Kate Bush, Katie Melula, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tori Amos, and many more)...TPMA song review of Antoine Smith says..."City In The Sea"..."Interesting from the beginning! Loved it."”

“David Dunne: DJ / Presenter - Head of Music & Senior Presenter Kiss 102 & 105 in Manchester and Yorkshire TPMA song review of Antoine Smith says..."City In The Sea"..."I think that melodically it's very nice indeed - has a nice chilled balearic jazzy feel to it and the chord progressions work really well." "I think this is someone who clearly has musical ability and can put together some quite complex rhythms and melodies - jazz is hard to pull off successfully but Cleveland's done well here."”

“Russ Sawyer: Mixing/Masterering Professor, London College of Music at Thames Valley University...TPMA song review of Antoine Smith says..."City In The Sea," Very atmospheric trumpet and other instrumentation to provide a swell of sound."”

“D. Ramirez: DJ / Producer - awarded Best Remix and Best Producer in DJ Magazine's Awards...TPMA song review of Antoine Smith says..."City In The Sea," "I really liked the musicianship, the chords and the arrangement and the feeling that he captured."”

“Antoine Smith chosen In 2009 (runner up) Song of the Year for his track “City In The Sea.””

“Antoine Smith, 2/28/2008: is a "phenom." This gifted, now 17-year-old composer and pianist has ideas and talent. Born on August 1, 1992 in Euclid, Ohio, he comes from a family of musicians, singers, dancers, composers, managers, and teachers. He is a first rate drummer and pianist who composes and plays contemporary jazz and other genres. He plans to enter an excellent music college, and continue his studies in composition and performance.”

“Turn On Records Indie Artist Antoine Smith - Teen Youth Jazz/Pop/R&B/J-Pop/Alternative/World Composer and Musician”

“Antoine Smith chosen In 2010 UK’s Top 5 Finalists, Best Male Solo Artist for his track, “Mythical” in The Peoples Music Awards (TPMA).”

“Eroica Inducts Antoine Smith - 2010 Catalogue for History of Records ###Eroica inducts Antoine Smith, a native Clevelander of OH as a jazz and other genres composer/artist for 2010 History of Records. ###Ventura, CA, April 10, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Currently in the history of records, Eroica has inducted Antoine Smith, a native Clevelander of OH is described as a rapidly emerging young phenom -- composer, pianist, and drummer will be written in the records for Turn On Records that is subsidiary of Eroica Classical Recordings through Mr. Larry A. Russell, CEO. ###Eroica is a leading classical music record label, based out of Ventura, California in the US. It started in 1992 to extraordinary roster of orchestras, ensembles, and solo artists which include the Manchester Music Festival Symphony; the London Symphony Orchestra; and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra.”

“Antoine Smith was chosen as Best Male Solo Artist & Dance/Electronica for his track, “City In The Sea” - 2011 UK’s Top 5 Finalists in The Peoples Music Awards (TPMA)”

“Smith won 1st Place in the Pro Soul Alliance next great indie artist contest. His winning track “Emotional Explosion” won Canadian hearts by saying…”blew the team at Pro Soul away – there is no doubt this talented young man is an up and coming music sensation for his generation.””