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Thursday, March 19, 2009

50-Piece Hip Hop Orchestra Plays Palace of Fine Arts

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:33 AM

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SFJAZZ has announced "Brass, Bows, and Beats," a one-night-only special event featuring the Jazz Mafia Symphony--an amalgamation of the Jazz Mafia, the Realistic Orchestra, and the Shotgun Wedding Quintet--with special guest emcee Lyrics Born. The concert, which happens April 18 at the Palace of Fine Arts, will mark the world premiere of a suite especially commissioned for the show, composed by Jazz Mafia boss Adam Theis, which blends modern jazz, hip-hop, and electronica.

On paper, at least, this looks like a must-see concert, one that brings together the Bay Area's best musical talent under one roof. It's hard to think of someone more appropriate to handle emceeing duties than Lyrics Born, who's not only been a poster boy for independent innovation his entire career, but has the versatility and musical chops to hang with a symphony. Ticket info is here.

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