Adam Theis

Music Producer lots of horns

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Leader of Jazz Mafia, one of the most in-demand Horn Sections on the West Coast. Theis has produced and co-written music for notable artists such as Lyrics Born, Zion-I, Beats Antique, Galactic, Ledesi and Blackalicious. His horns have recorded with: Otis McDonald, Amplive, Nick Waterhouse The Velvet Teen, The New Master Sounds and dozens more.

I'm most known for my work writing/arranging and recording my horn section but in the past 5 years have also been releasing many records as a producer/lead writer. I also have written and arranged strings for Lyrics Born, Ledesi and The Velvet Teen. I have a medium-sized recording studio in Oakland, CA where I record and a core crew of instrumentalists that I work with every week.

As a writer/producer I've released many albums and have co-written songs with Lyrics Born, Beats Antique, Mars Today, Zion-I and many others.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Adam Theis
  • Forest Sun
  • Dear Reader
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Blackalicious
  • Galactic
  • Galactic
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lady Rizo
  • Lady Rizo
  • Lady Rizo
  • Meklit
  • Meklit
  • Get Dead
  • Tea Leaf Green
  • Latyrx
  • Latyrx
  • Latyrx
  • Latyrx
  • Latyrx
  • Latyrx
  • Rupa & the April Fishes
  • The New Mastersounds
  • The New Mastersounds
  • The Coup
  • Gift of Gab
  • Gift of Gab
  • Thomas Dolby
  • The Grouch
  • Zion I
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
  • Eric Lindell
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Zion I
  • Zion I
  • Eric Lindell
  • Raashan Ahmad
  • Raashan Ahmad
  • Joyo Velarde
  • Amp Live
  • Adam Theis
  • Jazz Mafia Symphony
  • Adam Theis
  • Jazz Mafia Symphony
  • Adam Theis
  • Jazz Mafia Symphony
  • Adam Theis
  • Jazz Mafia Symphony
  • Adam Theis
  • Jazz Mafia Symphony
  • Adam Theis
  • Jazz Mafia Symphony
  • General Elektriks
  • The Grouch
  • Eligh
  • The Mighty Underdogs
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
  • J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
  • Lyrics Born
  • Garaj Mahal
  • Garaj Mahal
  • James Harries
  • Doug Beavers
  • Greg Lamboy
  • Will Bernard
  • Liam Furey
  • ALO
  • ALO
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
  • Eric Lindell
  • Eric Lindell
  • Natasha Miller
  • Christopher Willits
  • Christopher Willits
  • Zion I
  • Alex Budman
  • Alex Budman
  • Spencer Day
  • Spencer Day
  • Anna Becky
  • Anna Becky
  • OK Go
  • Zion I
  • Zion I
  • Petracovich
  • Grippo
  • Dipstick
  • Realistic
  • Realistic
  • Realistic
  • Realistic
  • Realistic
  • Realistic
  • Realistic
  • The Disco Biscuits
  • Brass Monkey
  • Brass Monkey
  • Adam Theis
  • Adam Theis
  • Adam Theis
  • The Conspiracy
  • Will Bernard
  • Dublin
  • Dublin
  • Amp Live
  • Amp Live
  • Lady Rizo
  • Lady Rizo
  • Lady Rizo
  • Teeko
  • Kristi Northup
  • Kristi Northup
  • Kristi Northup
  • Headnodic
  • Headnodic
  • Headnodic
  • Steven Wilborn
  • Steven Wilborn
  • Steven Wilborn
  • Aaron Novik
  • Mickey Hart Band
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Thompson & Theis

I was the Producer, writer, played all horns, bass, synths, guitars in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • D'Angelo
  • Jamiroquai
  • Meshell Ndegecello
Gear Highlights
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Bass guitar
  • upright bass
  • electric guitar
  • acoustic guitar.UAD (All plugins)
  • Apollo16
  • UAD 4-710 (2)
  • Millennia STT-1
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Charter Oak SA538B Tube
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