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Adam Theis

Turn-tables and Cellos: A Hip-Hop Symphony

Hip-hop and symphony are words you wouldn't normally use in the same sentence. Try telling that to the standing-room only crowd at the Palace of Fine Arts who turned out for the acclaimed debut of "Brass, Bows & Beats: A Hip-Hop Symphony" back in April. Composed by Adam Theis (founding member of Jazz Mafia), the symphony is rooted in jazz but with a classic call and response hip-hop vibe (where else can you hear turntables and cellos battle?). If you missed it, don't fret. The unique event returns to the stage on August 20-22 at Yoshi's San Francisco and features players such as The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Lyrics Born, Joe Bagale and more.

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