Since arriving to New York city in 2010, Grammy Nominated producer/composer Sly5thave (Sylvester Onyejiaka) has managed to establish himself as a creative force to be reckoned with. From sharing the stage with musicians such as the Prince, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, Ghost-Note, and Janelle Monae, to being a mentor to young kids through lessons and after school programs, one thing is clear--Music and bringing people together is his driving force. This was the inspiration behind his latest project "The ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra".
Conceived with a laptop in the basement of a Victorian Mansion in Ditmas Park Brooklyn, The ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) was founded by Sly5thave in the spring of 2012. Existing primarily as a studio ensemble the group began performing around NYC regularly in the Fall of 2014. Comprised of the best young musicians in NYC, CCCO refuses to be labeled into one genre as most would like. From Nick Drake to A Tribe Called Quest the common thread is good timeless music that unites people.
Portrait Photographer: Anthony Valadez
Background Photographer: Eric Coleman
Musician: Sylvester "Sly5thave" Onyejiaka