Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia

A creative force since 2000, the wildly eclectic collective Jazz Mafia brings together many of the Bay Area’s most creative and accomplished jazz instrumentalists, soul vocalists, hip-hop MCs and composer/arrangers, and is one of the most prolific music organizations on the West Coast.

Led by multi-instrumentalist Adam Theis, the Jazz Mafia has toured nationally bringing a 40 piece Hip-Hop Orchestra to some of the largest Jazz Festivals of North America performing original symphonic crossover works. At the same time, the collective has backed up and collaborated with some of the most respected names in the business including: Lyrics Born, Ledesi, Blackalicious,Thomas Dolby, Santana, Big Freedia, Chali2na, OK Go, Martin Luther, DJ Qbert, Mixmaster Mike, Kid Koala, KRS One, Booker T, Eric Lindell, T Sisters, The New Master Sounds as well as contributing horns and strings on over a hundred recordings with major artists. 

 Jazz Mafia’s Current roster of live projects includes: Cosa Nostra Strings; Grateful Brass; The Shotgun Wedding Quintet; Realistic Orchestra; The Soiled Dove (Modern Circus w/ Vau De Vire); MOBtet. Jazz Mafia Plays: Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson.

Jazz Mafia

Yvette Pylant – vocals

Moorea Dickason – vocals

Solas B. Lalgee – vocals

Andrew Levin – guitar

Kevin Wong – keyboards

Tarik Ragab – bass

Darian Gray – drums

Rich Armstrong – trumpet

Tommy Occhiuto – saxophone