My name is Sylvester. I played with Prince for 2 years. I've also worked with Taylor Swift, Chaka Kahn, Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Gladys Knight, Quantic, and many others. I specialize in woodwinds (Bari & tenor sax, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet), arrange for horns, strings, orchestra, and produce hiphop, r&b, jazz, & chamber/orchestral music.
I've conducted, written, and arranged for 40 piece hip hop orchestras, as well as horn sections and string quartets for anything ranging from pop, funk, and dance music, to singer songwriter and jazz. Under my own project, Sly5thave, I have released all of my own productions showcasing a variety of different styles.
Horn Performance: Can read music, play by ear, or provide an improvised solo. I use an Apollo Twin interface and Earthworks SV33 Condenser Mic. All clients will received separated stems in preferred file format.
Arrangement/Writing: I create arrangements unique to your song for horns, strings, and full orchestra in a variety of styles and configurations--depending on what your vision is. Sheet music can be provided as well for an additional fee.
Production: Together, we'll make sure your song is complete and ready for recording. Then we'll collaborate on ideas for arrangement and I'll write and perform the parts to track (Pro Tools). Finally, we'll make edits to the recording until we're happy with the final product, and I'll prep the session for mix. If you need help finding mixing and mastering engineers, or are unsure how to ready your song for distribution I can help.
Please note that production work will be accompanied by a fair royalty split.
Music is my passion--I love collaborating to bring ideas to life!!!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.