daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra Program
There’s a reason that people all over the world keep looking to Los Angeles for what’s new, what’s hip and what's next. Our creative community has made LA the focus of attention for anyone watching fashion, design, visual art, entertainment and the performing arts. Artists know this is the current creative capital of the world.
Grand Performances has prided itself on identifying the most exciting and talented artists from our neighborhoods for introduction to the broader community. These artists demonstrate a creative approach that marks them as unique not just in Los Angeles, but on a larger stage, and many have gone on to successful national and international careers
Among those artists Grand Performances has championed through the years is Geoff “Double G” Gallegos. He has created a unique repertoire and gathered together a remarkably diverse ensemble of our city's best musicians (sometimes 70+ strong). In our many interactions with colleagues around the country, there is no one else quite like Double G who has created an orchestra that speaks to a new generation of audience and artists.
It’s been 15 years since Double G’s daKah Hip Hop Orchestra, the enormous, OG symphony, first graced our stage, and two years since the last incredible performance. Grand Performances has brought them back in our 30th anniversary year so our audience can once again celebrate as the strings, beats, rhymes, braids and melodies fly, float and lift our spirits ever higher.
Geoff “Double G” Gallegos—daKONDUCTOR/daKOMPOSER
ON THE MIC
ON THE WOOD
Tracy Wonnomae—Alto Sax/Flute
Matt DeMerritt—Tenor Sax/Flute
Randal Fisher—Tenor Sax/Flute
David Moyer—Baritone Sax/Flute
ON THE BRASS
ON THE STRINGS
Emily Cohn—Electric Piano
Emile Poree—Clean Guitar
Joshua Lopez—Dirty Guitar
Justin DiCenzo—Electric Bass
THE HANDS, THE STIX AND THE WAX
David Cowan—Drum Kit (Unplugged)
Cesar Ventura—Drum Kit (High Voltage)
THE ENGINE ROOM
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This performance is supported by Jewel Members Mark Flaisher, Christie Lesinski & Steven Butensky, and Greg Salter