As Jazz Mafia’s director, Adam has assembled over 100 different live projects over the past 16 years and led/co-led dozens of acclaimed bands including: The Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Live/Hip-Hop Crossover), Realistic Orchestra (Futuristic Big Band), Western Territory Project (Classical/Jazz Crossover), Subharmonic (Electro/Jazz), Brass Mafia (Brass Band), Crossroads (Dusty Funk), Cosa Nostra (Acoustic Heavy Metal) and the 50-Piece Jazz Mafia Symphony.

Theis has produced and co-written music for notable artists such as Lyrics Born, Zion-I, Rebelution, Latyrx, Galactic, Ledesi, Blackalicious and many more. As a sideman, Adam and his horn section have created interesting collaborations with a wide range of top-level artists including: Bobby McFerrin, Roy Ayers, Chali 2na, Booker T. Jones, Spearhead, Zigaboo Modeliste, Zap Mama, Eric Lindell, Dead Winter Carpenters, KRS One, Wax Tailor, The New Master Sounds, Peter Rowan, Coultrain, J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, The Velvetteen and dozens more.