Tyrone Jefferson & A Sign Of The Times
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Tyrone Jefferson - "Free Your Mind" 1989
Tyrone Jefferson - "Connections" 1994

James Brown - "Hot On The One-Live In Japan" 1980
L. L. Cool J - "Going Back To Cali" 1988
James Spaulding - "Songs of Courage" 1991
Pulblic Enemy "Apocalypse '91..." - 1991
Alfred "Pee Wee" - Ellis "Blues Mission" 1992
James Brown - "Live At The Apollo" 1995
Carla Cook - "Dem Bones" 2000
Heather Headley's "Audience of One"
A Sign Of The Times - "Connections To..." 2003
A Sign Of The Times - "Ascension" 2005
Martha High - "It's High Time" 2009



Born in New York City and raised in Charlotte North Carolina, Tyrone joined the James Brown in 1979 and quickly rose to the position of musical director by 1980 - a position he would maintain until James Brown's death in 2006.
In 1983, Tyrone was one of six composers commissioned by the Minister of Culture in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe French West Indies to collaborative write "A Hymn For World Peace".
In 1989, Tyrone started his music publishing company Diaspora Connections, Inc and produced his first album as a leader entitled "Free Your Mind" followed by a second self-produced recording in 1994 entitled "Connections". This recording featured Grammy-Nominated jazz singer Carla Cook and New Jersey poet laureate Amiri Baraka who also wrote Tyrone's liner notes.
In 1999, Tyrone started a big band called "A Sign Of The Times" to play his favorites styles of music – which are classic R&B, Swing and Mainstream jazz, and classic Salsa. Tyrone was an arranger on the Public Enemy's CD "Apocalypse '91 "(1991), on Grammy-winning Heather Headley's "Audience of One" CD (2009) and has been featured in several magazines including Black Elegance, Sister-to-Sister, Carib Magazine, and most recently in the Charlotte Magazine.