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A musician is but a man and his story, and Sly5thAve tells tales of the multifarious African-American legacy. From his roots in the Mother Land to the foundation he’s laid on the New York City streets, the Nigerian jazz musician with a penchant for soulful reincarnations has transformed his heritage into a symphonic odyssey. His creative spin on the institutions of jazz has brought him

into the hustle of everyday music making, beginning in nightclubs and dive bars and flying onward to the stage with Prince and the New Power Generation. As his work ascends on the pillar of night’s brow, he’s evolved from a novice player with a horn to an insightful composer drafting life’s chronicle.

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