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Jazz Mafia Ready to Celebrate Milestone Concert in San Francisco

The collective's groundbreaking suite premiered 10 years ago

The Jazz Mafia

The sound of San Francisco-based collective Jazz Mafia has been described as a “full-size philharmonic…jamming with a classic big band during a street-corner rap battle.”

Trombonist, bassist and band leader Adam Theis launched the raucous ensemble, which consists of several groups such as the Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Realistic Orchestra and more, in 1998. In 2009 the Jazz Mafia performed a mash up of jazz, classical, and hip-hop influences in one bold work: Brass, Bows & Beats: A Hip-Hop Symphony.

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