• Sy Smith - Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete (Live at S.I.R.) - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    Sy Smith performs the title track from her 2018 album "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete" live at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood, CA.
  • Mark Whitfield Band feat. Sy Smith - Love Is Stronger Than Pride (Live at Blues Alley) - Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    The Mark Whitfield Band with special guest Sy Smith perform this classic Sade tune, giving it a sublime backbeat, Whitfield's classic guitar warmth and Sy evoking an emotional vulnerability that st...
  • Now And Later (Live at SIR - short clip) - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    Sy Smith performs her single "Now And Later" live at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood, CA. May 2017. Band is Stacey Lamont Sydnor - drums, Maurice A. Ellis - bass, Dominique Xavier Taplin - keys, Noah H...
  • Sy Smith - Perspective (Live at S.I.R. Hollywood) - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    Sy Smith performs "Perspective" from her latest album "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete" live at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood, CA.
  • Sy Smith- We Were Never Free (RoseFist Tees Ad) - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    You asked for them, and now they're here! The RoseFist that's become the symbol of Sy Smith's new album "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete" is now featured beautifully on a white v-neck tee sh...
  • Adventures In Paradise: SkyJump - New Zealand! - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    Sy Smith does the SkyJump in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sy Smith - Now And Later OFFICIAL VIDEO - Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    The official video for Sy's first single "Now And Later" from her 5th album "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete"! Directed by Shawn Carter Peterson and shot on location in Los Angeles.

  • As I get ready to launch my new project, I thought it would be cool to share take a retrospective look at some of my previous work. Enjoy!

    Sy Smith - The Conflict Suite - Duration: 26 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    An in-depth look at Sy Smith's 2008 critically-acclaimed album "Conflict" featuring "Fly Away With Me", "The Art Of You", "Spies" and more - including interview footage, video clips and live perfo...
  • Sy Smith Sessions Vol 1 - Duration: 58 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    #SySmithSessions: a peek into the process as I write/produce my 5th studio album "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete". This clip shows a bit of how I recorded "Camelot". Featuring Robert Gee, S...
  • Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete (SRWGC) - a new album from Sy Smith - The Trailer - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete - a new album written and produced by Sy Smith. Coming February 16, 2018.
  • Sy Smith: Sessions Vol 5 - Duration: 119 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    This is the 5th and final installment of the behind-the-scenes series #SySmithSessions following the artist as she writes/produces her 5th studio album. Her new album announcement appears towards t...
  • Sy Smith/ Sessions Vol 4 - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    #SySmithSessions Vol 4 - "Father's Day"
    I've always wanted to include my father on a project, but I never had the right song for him. Finally for this album, I'd written a song that lent itself pe...
  • Sy Smith: Sessions Vol 3 "Catastrophe" - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    #SySmithSessions Vol 3 - Another peek into the process. If you're just catching up, I am writing/producing my entire album myself and I'm sharing a bit of my process with you all as I get closer to...
  • Sy Smith: Sessions Vol 2 - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    #SySmithSessions Volume 2! Another #PeekIntoTheProcess - You've seen a bit of the "choir" recording session at G Nick Studio. This time, you can check me out laying some synth bass and my friend Ja...
  • Adventures In Paradise: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - People Of The Sun - Sy Smith - Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    "People Of The Sun" is a song from my last studio project "Fast And Curious". An ode to sun-kissed people from around the globe, I thought it would be the perfect soundtrack to my video postcard fr...
  • "Free" Live at Blue Whale - Sy Smith & Leo Amuedo - Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    Guitarist Leo Amuedo and vocalist Sy Smith perform the Deniece Williams' classic "Free" at LA's Blue Whale. Rachel Eckroth on keys, Ian Martin on bass, Stacey Lamont Sydnor on drums.

    This was film...
  • Sy Smith & Leo Amuedo - Never Can Say Goodbye (Jackson 5 Cover) - Duration: 5 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Sy Smith & Leo Amuedo put a new spin on the Jackson 5 classic "Never Can Say Goodbye" (written by Clifton Davis) live at Blue Whale in Los Angeles (Aug 7, 2017). Rachel Eckroth on keys, Ian Martin ...
  • Sy Smith & Leo Amuedo - All This Love (DeBarge Cover) - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Sy Smith and guitarist Leo Amuedo cover this R&B classic written by El Debarge live at Blue Whale in Los Angeles. (Monday, Aug 7, 2017)
    Visit www.sysmith.com for Sy's music, tour schedule, and more!
  • The Ooh To My Aah (Lyric Video) - Sy Smith - Duration: 106 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    From the CD "Fast & Curious", this is a lyric video for Track 8 "The Ooh To My Aah" - an ode to a love affair. Shot in Mendocino
  • How I Achieve My (Not So) Perfect 'Fro - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

    • 1 year ago
    Folks are always asking me how I get my 'fro to look so "perfect". Well, I don't think it's perfect, but I'm generally pleased with her; she shows up when I need her! (Yes, my Afro is her own perso...
  • dreamtrip - Sy Smith (Afternoon In Harajuku) - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Afternoon In Harajuku

    My friend Aya shows me around the famous shopping district of Harajuku in Tokyo! So I captured some images and clips and made this video featuring one of my older tunes as th...
  • Adventures In Paradise - Maunawili Falls Trail - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    So the other day, my good friend Caroline Campbell and I went on a Hawaiian mini-adventure to Maunawili Falls Trail! I figured I'd gather my snaps/pics and make a short movie about our trek! You'll...
  • Sy Smith's Blame It On The Boogie NYE Show! - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Despite the police sirens, no one was harmed during the filming of this announcement!

    #BlameItOnTheBoogie is going down this New Year's Eve, bringing in 2017 with a foot-stomp and a soul clap! It...
  • Sy Smith - Lovin' You (a cappella performance) - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    I've been listening to a lot of Minnie Riperton lately so I thought I'd mess around with her classic "Lovin' You" while finishing up last touches on my face before a performance. She is one of my m...
  • Chris Botti at Blue Note 8 - 2015 - Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
  • Sy Smith - That's Way That Love Goes (Soul Food Theme Song) - Duration: 96 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    In my dressing room, this song came to my head while I was doing my make up for a show. So I decided to whip out the ACappella App and record a version of it.
    I originally recorded this song as a ...
  • Sy Smith - Lake Erie (piano/vocal) - Duration: 4 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    "Lake Erie" is the opening track to my good friend (and fantastic producer) Zo!'s latest LP "SkyBreak". Check out his album to hear the original recording. I love this song so much that I decided t...
  • Sy Smith w/ Chris Botti Band - That Ring - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Botti Band Shenanigans:

    So earlier today (May 13, 2016) in soundcheck, Ben Butler (guitar) was playing a groove that sounded familiar. I was like "Ben, that sorta sounds like one of my tunes, just...
  • Sy Smith - 1999 (Prince cover) - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    This is my first time using this Acapella app. My heart is aching, but singing this little bit made me feel good. It makes me feel good to know that I grew up with some of the best music ever made ...
  • Sy Smith - Fly Away With Me (rehearsal) - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Sy Smith rehearses her tune "Fly Away With Me" (from her LP "Conflict") with her band The Unit at Huntington Beach Library Theater. April 9, 2016

    Kyle Bolden- guitar
    Maurice Ellis - bass
    Kenneth K...
  • Sy Smith feat Lucia Micarelli - Pleasure Principle (Janet Jackson cover) - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Sy Smith's #SySingsJanet jazz tribute to classic Janet Jackson came to NYC on Dec 31, 2015! Violinist Lucia Micarelli (Treme) joins her for this swinging version of Pleasure Principle!

    Richie Goo...
  • Sy Smith - What Have You Done For Me Lately (Suite) - Duration: 9 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    "What Have You Done For Me Lately (Suite)" live from Blue Note Jazz Club, NY. In this rendition of Janet Jackson's classic, we go from a downtempo sexy steamer into a funky Dap Kings-esque situatio...
  • Sy Smith & Friends - Pleasure Principle (Janet Jackson cover, rehearsal) - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Sy Smith's "SySingsJanet" jazz tribute to Janet Jackson is steadily gaining popularity as she has played this show in LA, DC and now NYC! This is a clip of rehearsal at Blue Note NYC.

    Richie Goods...
  • Valerie Simpson joins Chris Botti & Sy Smith - Let's Stay Together - Duration: 113 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    The legendary singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson, who was in the audience at the Blue Note NYC, graciously joins Chris Botti & Sy Smith for a rousing rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together"! D...
  • Sy Smith -Let It Snow! (3x) Piano/vocal Performance - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    When I was a kid, I used to get SO excited about Christmas, the holiday season and all-around winter (especially the possibility of SNOW DAYS!), that I used to play/sing carols when I was home alon...
  • Sy Smith - Control (Janet Jackson cover/rehearsal) - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    So I had this crazy idea to somehow play this groove inspired by Mike Blankenship's "Living For The Future" and sing "Control" over it... It's nuts but it's pretty sweet. These cats obliged me, and...
  • Sy Smith - "Time" (acoustic performance) - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    #10YearsOfSyberspace #SyberTales
    This is one of my favorite tunes from "The Syberspace Social"! I collaborated with two of my closest musical friends, keyboardist Printz Board and bassist Caleb Spe...
  • Sy Smith w/ Dominique Taplin - Bruise (acoustic performance) - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Track 14 - Bruise
    I had no idea how difficult it would be to write about this song. That's why I've been stalling with this post. But alas, I started this celebration of #TheSy...
  • Sy Smith - Turnstyles (acoustic performance) - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    #10YearsOfSyberspace #SyberTales
    Track 13 - Turnstyles

    This is another tune that I wrote by myself, but I co-produced this with Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest, Lucy Pearl...I know that...
  • Sy Smith w/ Dominique Taplin - No Place Like Love (acoustic performance) - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Track 12 - "No Place Like Love"
    (Hear the album version here:
    Sometimes songs just come from a really happy place. Like, really. And even though the c...
  • Sy Smith w/ Dominique Taplin - Stand Alone - Duration: 4 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    #10YearsOfSyberspace - Track 11 "Stand Alone" -
    (Listen to the album version here:
    Compared to my later albums, I actually played and produced a lot on #TheSyberspaceSoc...
  • Sy Smith - Drop That - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    First, I just wanna thank all of you for checking out my videos and posts about the 10th anniversary of #TheSyberspaceSocial. I've been having fun shooting these and even thou...
  • Sy Smith - Part Of The Night (acoustic performance) - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    #10YearsOfSyberspace Track 9 - Part Of The Night
    (I couldn't remember who played what when I made this video, so I wanted to clarify here.)

    I wrote/recorded this song in 2004 (or maybe even 2003) ...
  • Sy Smith - Runnin' (Jah Child) Acoustic Performance - Duration: 2 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    #10YearsOfSyberspace Track 6 "Runnin' (Jah Child)" - I was working with Ali Shaheed Muhammad when I wrote this song, so I nervously brought it to him, hoping he wouldn't think it was weird or too i...
  • Sy Smith - SyberTales #1 - The story of Aquarius Rising - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of her album "The Syberspace Social", Sy Smith tells the story of meeting producer Nicolay and writing the song "Aquarius Rising" to one of his signature trac...
  • w/syberspace Sy Smith w/ Chris Botti - Live at The Egg - Albany! - Duration: 5 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    w/syberspace Sy Smith w/ Chris Botti - Live at The Egg - Albany!
  • Sy Smith plays piano/sings "Greatest Weapon Of All Time" - Duration: 3 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Late night shenanigans w/ Sy Smith from her great room as she gets a little practice in for upcoming shows with Zo! & Carmen Rodgers! "Greatest Weapon Of All Time" is a song she co-wrote with FE Mu...
  • Sy Smith Practicing "The Train" for California Love Tour - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Sy Smith performs piano/vocal version of "The Train" (from Zo!'s LP "ManMade") as she gets a little practice in for upcoming shows with Zo! and Carmen Rodgers in California! Don't miss your chance ...
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