#mytuesisbetterthanyours – Crew Neck

Introducing our #mytuesisbetterthanyous design.

Part of our marketing of CAN I KICK IT? is to brand the day that it takes place on which is the fourth Tuesday of every month.  And with Tuesday not being considered as a “party day” we wanted to encourage the idea that gives Tuesday that feeling for attendees.

Enter our hashtag #mytuesisbetterthanyous.  To customize and order click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Drunken Master / 2.27

Join us for CAN I KICK IT? this month, on Tues. Feb. 27th at Songbyrd, as we feature Drunken Master starring martial arts icon Jackie Chan.  And this month in the pop-up shop will be our SHAOLIN JAZZ product line.  To RSVP/info click here.

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Dan Wilkins / WHAT’S GOOD(?)

Welcome to our third edition of WHAT’S GOOD(?) – an editorial series where we interview and profile select influencers, innovators, and cultural purveyors who’s tastes and work are akin to ours.

In our third installment we highlight Dan Wilkins: jazz artist, accomplished saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator. His influences range from Dexter Gordon to Pujyashri Deepakbhai Desai.  Be sure to check back on Mon. To check out the full read click here.

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#mytuesisbetterthanyours

Introducing our #mytuesisbetterthanyous design.

Part of our marketing of CAN I KICK IT? is to brand the day that it takes place on which is the fourth Tuesday of every month.  And with Tuesday not being considered as a “party day” we wanted to encourage the idea that gives Tuesday that feeling for attendees.

Enter our hashtag #mytuesisbetterthanyous.  To customize and order click here.

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SOUND PATTERNS at Bowie State University

 We’re pleased to announce that The Bowie State University Gallery of Art and VCDMA (Visual Communication and Digital Media Arts) will, for it’s Black History Month 2018 programming, be presenting SOUND PATTERNS by SHAOLIN JAZZ

Opening reception Mar.1.18 / 6 – 8 PM / DJ 2-Tone Jones (hip-hop, jazz, rare grooves) / Artist Talk

For all exhibition info including the opening reception click here.

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“Influences 2.0”

Create Influence / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 2.0” Laptop Skins / To customize + purchase click here.

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“Influences 2.0”

Create Influence / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 2.0” Laptop Skins / To customize + purchase click here.

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Track Listing de 1.23

Here’s the track listing from this month’s CAN I KICK IT? / de 1.23.  See you at the next one on Tues. Feb. 27th featuring Drunken Master.

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“Influences 2.0”

Explore Your Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 2.0” Cell Phone Case / To customize + purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Kick Boxer / Recap

On Tues. we introduced CAN I KICK IT? to 2018 and what better way to bring in the new year than doing so in-style.  Thank you to everyone who attended, props to Songbyrd for hosting, salute to Nu Wears, which held down the pop-up shop, and much appreciated to everyone who spread the word.  For the full recap click here.

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“Influences 2.0”

Explore Your Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 2.0” Cell Phone Case / To customize + purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 2018 / Movie Schedule

Check out our 2018 CAN I KICK IT? line up.  For those who like to plan ahead.

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“Influences 2.0”

Introducing “Influences 2.0.”  “Influences” is a series that takes stylistic cues from pop art and graffiti and fuses them with SHAOLIN JAZZ’s more specific cultural influences of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.  Our goal with each design is to tell a story that pays homage to our creative make-up, provide, if you look closely, a visual history lesson, and give insight into SHAOLIN JAZZ’s cultural DNA.  To customize and order click here.

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Nu Wears

We’re pleased to announce that Nü Wears will helm the CAN I KICK I T? pop-up shop this month on 1.23 / Nü Wears is a new men’s accessory line inspired by all the various cultures of the world, the art they possess & the rich history behind them.  For more info on Nu Wears click here.

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Ru AREYOU / WHAT’S GOOD(?)

Welcome to the second edition of WHAT’S GOOD(?) – an editorial series where we interview and profile select influencers, innovators, and cultural purveyors who’s tastes and work are akin to ours.

And in our sophomore drop, we talk to Ru AREYOU: head of a creative label, occasional Chris Brown producer, decorated martial artist (2001 US Open Forms winner), and professional international dance artist who recently finished Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” world tour.  To check out Ru AREYOU’s interview click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 1.23.18 / feat KickBoxer

Join us for our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2018, Mon Jan. 23rd, feat the cult classic Kick Boxer starring Jean Claude Van Damme, at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe.   We’re also happy to announce that NU Wear, DC based men’s accessories brand will be the featured brand in the pop-up shop.  For additional info/RSVP click here.

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Main Source Killed It at Songbyrd!

DJed by our very own DJ 2-Tone Jones, Main Source (Large Professor, Neek the Exotic, Joe Fatale), the revered rap group who introduced the world to Nas, blessed DC last Thurs with their classic show (at Songbyrd) performing hits, freestyles, in addition to treating our ears to new music as well as playing unreleased joints from the legendary Pete Rock.  To check out the full recap click here.

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SOUND PATTERNS

SOUND PATTERNS – A multimedia art exhibition featuring works that consist of themes of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.  For more info click here.

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Track Listing de 12.26

Here’s the track listing from this month’s CAN I KICK IT? / de 12.26 / See you in 2018.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Enter the Dragon / Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our final CAN I KICK IT? of 2017, actually making it our biggest crowd to date at Songbyrd!  Special thanks to Songbyrd for their very generous support, from day one last year,  shouts to Black Pepper Paperie for being this month’s featured brand, and salute to all of the individuals and our media partners who’ve helped spread the word about CAN I KICK IT?  Can’t say too much, but 2018 is looking bright.  To check out the full recap from Tues click here.

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Modern Influences

Modern Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Cell phone case / Lightweight, impact resistant polycarbonate shell / To Customize and purchase click here.

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Its The last CAN I KICK IT? of 2017!

2nite’s dat night!  Join us for the last CAN I KICK IT? of 2017, featuring Enter the Dragon, starring the legendary Bruce Lee, at SongByrdDC.  For more info click here.

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A City of Influences

A City of Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Studio Clutch / Features high quality double-sided print with a fully lined inner / To Customize and purchase click here.

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Black Pepper Paperie Co.

We’re pleased to announce that Black Pepper Paperie (BPPCo), a design and maker’s studio, founded by designer/maker Hadiya Williams, that focuses on boutique event design and one-of-a-kind handmade clayware and printed works, will be the featured brand at this month’s CAN I KICK IT? pop-up shop. To learn more about BPPCo visit click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 12.26 / Enter the Dragon

What better way to end the year than with one of the best and most iconic martial arts films – Enter the Dragon starring legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee.  Join us on Tues Dec. 26th (decompress after the holiday), @SongByrdDC.  For more Info/RSVP click here.

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A City of Influences

A City of Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Studio Clutch / Features high quality double-sided print with a fully lined inner / To Customize and purchase click here.

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Track Listing de 11.28

Here’s the track listing from last month’s CAN I KICK IT? – de 11.28,  These will drop regularly.  Yes, we’ve been listening!

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Contemporary Classics

Contemporary Classics / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Throw Pillow / Features a double-sided print and concealed zip opening for a clean look / To Customize and purchase click here.

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Saving the Best for Last

Saving the best for last / final CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 / feat Enter the Dragon / 12.26 (decompress from the holiday fun) / @SongByrdDC / For more info click here.

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Modern Influences

Modern Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Cell phone case / Lightweight, impact resistant polycarbonate shell / To Customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Ghost In The Shell / Recap

We’re closing out the year with heat and last week’s CAN I KICK IT? exemplified that to the fullest as we screened the anime classic Ghost In The Shell.  Thanks to everyone who attended, those who helped spread the word, salute to the Crochet Kingpin who rocked the pop-up shop, and props to Songbyrd for hosting.  To check out the full recap click here.

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NINJA VUITTON – Brown/Gold

NINJA VUITTON Brown/Gold / sold exclusively through our SHAOLIN JAZZ PayPal.

Ordering and size info is as follows: S – XXL, $30 per. Shipping: $9.50: east coast, $9.50: west coast, $26: Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, $17: Canada.  Payment via PayPal: info@shaolinjazz.com.  Questions: info@shaolinjazz.com.

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What Are Your Influences?

What Are Your Influences? / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Tote Bag / To Customize and purchase click here.

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SHAOLens

Hung out with the homie SHAOLens last Saturday and took him to see/hear DJ Soyo and DJ Cerebral kill it at Lounge of 3.  Always a good time.  Check out a few more of his flicks here.

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What Are Your Influences?

What Are Your Influences? / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Tote Bag / To Customize and purchase click here.

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Its Almost Tuesday…

Yes, its almost that time of the month and we hope you can join us for our next CAN I KICK IT?, Tues Nov. 28th, as we screen Ghost In The Machine (the anime version), at Songbyrd DC.  For more info/RSVP click here.

Seating is limited so early arrival is suggested.

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“Influences 1.0”

“Art is an influence.”  The SHAOLIN JAZ “Influences 1.0” cell phone case.  To customize and purchase click here.

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The Crochet Kingpin

We’re pleased to announce that The Crochet Kingpin will be the featured brand at this month’s CAN I KICK IT? Pop-Up Shop.  For more info click here.

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“Influences 1.0” / Sweatshirt

Check out our “Influences 1.0” crew neck sweatshirt, which features a heavyweight 9oz cotton fleece body.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Skeme Richards / WHAT’S GOOD(?) / 11.13.17

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of WHAT’S GOOD(?) – an editorial series where we interview and profile select influencers, innovators, and cultural purveyors who’s tastes and work are akin to ours.

And with our first edition of WHAT’S GOOD(?) we interview (conducted by Myk Blauuw) Skeme Richards: world renowned DJ, rare collectibles connoisseur, and martial arts films aficionado (to name a few hats).  To check out the interview click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 11.13 / feat Ghost In The Shell

We’re rounding out the year and what better way to do so than with heavy-hitters and Ghost in the Shell, the original anime classic, is, as anyone who’s in-the-know will tell  you, one of the most iconic films, in the anime genre, of all time (in Muhammad Ali voice)!

Join us Tues. Nov. 28th at Songbyrd, 6-10 PM, for the screening.  Seating is limited so early arrival is recommended.  To RSVP and for additional info click here.

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Skeme Richards / WHAT’S GOOD(?) / 11.13.17

We have a number of firsts this week and to add to that list we’d like to announce the launch of WHAT’S GOOD(?) – an editorial series where we interview and profile select influencers, innovators, and cultural purveyors who’s tastes and work are akin to ours.

And with our first edition of WHAT’S GOOD(?), which drops Monday November 13th, we talk to Skeme Richards: world renowned DJ, rare collectibles connoisseur, and martial arts films aficionado (to name a few hats).  Stay tuned for the drop.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ A/V

Introducing our newest multimedia engagement: SHAOLIN JAZZ A/V (AUDIOVISUAL) – an audio/video journey through the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.  DJ 2-Tone combines the art of DJing with video-mixing in an innovative multimedia experience that explores the music that has inspired the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog in sync with moving visuals, select music videos, and clips from iconic martial arts films and vintage flicks.  For booking/inquiries: info@shaolinjazz.com and for visuals of SHAOLIN JAZZ A/V click here.

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“Influences 1.10”

We’re pleased to announce our newest design: “Influences.”  “Influences” is a series that takes stylistic cues from pop art and graffiti and fuses them with SHAOLIN JAZZ’s more specific cultural influences of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.  Our goal with each design, starting with “Influences 1.0,” is to tell a story that pays homage to our creative make-up, provide, if you look closely, a visual history lesson, and give insight into SHAOLIN JAZZ’s cultural DNA.  To customize and order click here.

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BizBash NYC 2017 – Recap

It was a lot of work from start to finish (we conducted CAN I KICK IT? that Tues and drove up to NYC that night), but I must say that our first BizBash trade show yielded success for us in a variety of ways.  For the full recap click here.

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Boom Boxing Throw Pillow

Check out our Boom Boxing Throw Pillow, which features include a double-sided print and a concealed zip opening for a clean look.  To customize and order click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 10.24 / feat The Raid 2

CAN I KICK IT? is back next Tues. Oct. 4th and we’re bringing some heat: The Raid 2.  The sequel to the non-stop action packed original, does not disappoint.  For all of you adrenaline junkies, this one’s for you!  For more info and or to RSVP click here.

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Boom Boxing T-Shirt

Check out our Boom Boxing T-Shirt, which features ethically sourced heavyweight 5.3 oz fabric.  To customize and order click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ at BizBash NYC 2017

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at BizBash NYC 2017.  BizBash is one of the front-runners in the development of experiential live experiences.  Check us out on Wed. Oct. 25th, at the Jacob Javitz Center, booth #245, from 11am – 5:30 pm.  If you’d like to schedule an appointment email info@shaolinjazz.com and for more info click here.

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Boom Boxing – Sweatshirt

Check out our Boom Boxing sweatshirt.  Features include heavyweight 9oz preshrunk cotton rich fleece.  The sweatshirts are ethically sourced following WRAP (World Responsible Apparel Practices Standards).  To customize and order on a range of products click here.

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#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS / CAN I KICK IT?

The most official Tuesday night – CAN I KICK IT?  For info about our next event click here.

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Boom Boxing – Tote Bag

Check out our Boom Boxing Tote Bag.  Features include a double sided print on 100% spun Poplin Fabric.  Available sizes include small, medium, and large.  Order yours here.

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CAN I KICK IT? ‘Fan Pick” Edition – Recap

For this to be our first ‘fan pick’ edition of CAN I KICK IT? we were pleasantly surprised.  In the end, Road House a classic title from the late 80’s starring Patrick Swayze (RIP) won the night.  Props to Songbyrd for hosting and thanks again to everyone who came thru as well as all of those who spread the word.  Lastly, special shout to Maishah for also run our pop-up shop.  To check out the full recap click here.

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Boom Boxing – Premium T-Shirt

Introducing our premium line of T-shirts.  Features include reinforced shoulder seams and neck bands, 5.3 oz heavyweight fabric, and a wash bag.  The design above is our “Boom Boxing” print in dark grey.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Compass en Blanco – Cell Phone Case

Check out “Compass en Blanco,” a remix of our classic “Compass” design offered in white. Here’s a sample of the design as a cell phone case, which features an impact resistant polycarbonate shell. To customize your own design on a range of 45 available products go here.

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CAN I KICK IT? – ‘Fan Pick’ Edition

The people have spoken and a selection has been made for our first ‘Fan Pick’ edition of CAN I KICK IT?  The winning movie will be announced before we screen it tonight.  We look forward to seeing everyone and for all CAN I KICK IT? event info click here.

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“Compass en Blanco” – Drawstring Bag

Check out “Compass en Blanco,” a remix of our classic “Compass” design offered in white. Here’s a sample of the design as a drawstring bag, which features a durable double sided print. To customize your own on a range of 45 available products go here.

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Its Almost Tuesday…

The people have spoken and a selection has been made for our first ‘Fan Pick’ edition of CAN I KICK IT?  The winning movie will be announced before we screen it tomorrow on the 26th.  We look forward to seeing everyone and for all CAN I KICK IT? event info click here.

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NINJA VUITTON – Brown/Gold

Check out our Ninja Vuitton Brown/Gold edition which is being sold exclusively through our SHAOLIN JAZZ PayPal.

Ordering and size info is as follows: S – XXL, $30 per. Shipping: $9.50: east coast, $9.50: west coast, $26: Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, $17: Canada.  Payment via PayPal: info@shaolinjazz.com.  Questions: info@shaolinjazz.com.

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“Compass en Blanco”

Presenting “Compass en Blanco,” a remix of our classic “Compass” design offered in white.  Here’s a sample of the design on a t-shirt and you can of course customize your own on a range of product here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Final Four

We’re down to the final 4 most requested films for our 1st Annual ‘Fan Pick’ edition of CAN I KICK IT? / Let us know which one of these 4 cult classic films you’d like to see on Sept. 26th / Email your selection to info@shaolinjazz.com.
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CAN I KICK IT? / Teaser Video

We’re happy to announce the drop of our new teaser video for CAN I KICK IT?, which provides a great look at the science behind one of our most popular multimedia engagements.  For additional info click here.

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“Compass” Light Weight Sweatshirt

Check out our “Compass” lightweight sweatshirt.  French terry cloth and cotton with raglan sleeves for a vintage inspired fit.  Our sweatshirts are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified.  Customize and purchase yours here.

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CAN I KICK IT? – ‘Fan Pick’ Edition

What martial arts film do you want to see at our next CAN I KICK IT? on Tues Sept 26th? Join us, Songbyrd DC, for our 1st ever ‘Fan Pick’ edition.

Let us know: info@shaolinjazz or @shaolinjazz (twitter, instagram).

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Lifestyle Marketing Internship (LMI)

We at SHAOLIN JAZZ are looking to recruit for our Lifestyle Marketing Internship (LMI) which assists with our branding and communications efforts. Our  Lifestyle Marketing Intern (LMI) program consists of a network of creative and influential individuals, such as yourself, who have an interest in learning creative marketing, specifically transmedia, and how the utilization of social media can be used to grow positive impact while stimulating healthy conversation from our diverse range of content. This internship is an unpaid position.  If you’re interested in learning more click here.

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Shaolin Challenges Ninja – Recap

Good times is always the goal with CAN I KICK IT? and while Shaolin Challenges Ninja is a verifiable classic, in it’s own right, it looked like everyone who came thru on Tues, for our remix, enjoyed it to the same degree.

Props to Songbyrd for hosting and thanks again to everyone who came thru as well as all of those who spread the word.  To check out the full recap click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 8.22 / feat Shaolin Challenges Ninja

Just in case you didn’t already know, we’re continuing to keep to bringing the heat this summer with the next CAN I KICK IT? film screening at Songbyrd.  On Tuesday we’ll be showing one of the most versatile kung-fu films starring Gordon Liu entitled Shaolin Challenges Ninja, which will be set to an all Wu-Tang Clan music score mixed live by 2-Tone.

It all goes down from 6-10pm downstairs.  Full-food and beverage service, and a pop-up space curated by world-renown, DC-based hip hop non-profit organization Words Beats & Life Inc. will be in effect.  The film will start at 7:15pm so be sure to come by then because seating it limited.

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Wu-Note by Logan Mills Walters

Check out the interview on Logan Mills Walters, conducted by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder Gerald Watson, for Watson’s then album cover art exhibition series The Classics.  It is this interview that served as the catalyst for SHAOLIN JAZZ.  Check it out here.

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“Ninja Vuitton” – Brown/Gold

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of our Ninja Vuitton Brown/Gold edition which is being sold exclusively through our SHAOLIN JAZZ PayPal.

Ordering and size info is as follows: S – XXL, $30 per. Shipping: $9.50: east coast, $9.50: west coast, $26: Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, $17: Canada.  Payment via PayPal: info@shaolinjazz.com.  Questions: info@shaolinjazz.com.

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Ninja Vuitton | Brown/Gold

We’re pleased to announce the return of our Ninja Vuitton design | Brown/Gold | LTD | 8.11.17 | Stay tuned

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“Boom Boxing” T-Shirt

Introducing our “Boom Boxing” design – inspired by the Shaolin martial arts technique known as “shadow boxing,” our “boom boxing” graphic also draws inspiration from pop-art aesthetics and is the latest design from Late Night Genius’ visual language highlighting the synergies between hip-hop and martial arts.

Customize and purchase yours here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Marked for Death – Recap

After a month-long hiatus (for the outdoor film series at Freedom Plaza) CAN I KICK IT? returned to Songbyrd with a bang.  The place was packed and we all had a good time courtesy of Steven Seagal, early ’90s action movies, and a bunch of stunt doubles.  And now that we’re downstairs in Songbyrd’s larger performance room we were able to accommodate more seating (which still filled up, so be sure to get there early) and still have room for people to chill out, mingle by the bar and pop-up space, and really enjoy the movie.

Thanks to everyone who attended and Sonbyrd for hosting, props to Efua’s Baby (pop-up shop), and salute to everyone who helped spread the word.

For more recap pics click here.

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All the Fly Kids – Interview

Our All The Fly Kids interview is now live.  Shouts to Geronimo on the look.  Listen here.

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Efua’s Baby

Tomorrow at CAN I KICK IT? be sure to check out local brand Efua’s Baby – a mommy ran family business that offers 100% handcrafted health necessities such as soy & coconut oil candles, body butters, and other consumer goods.  Learn more at www.efuasbaby.com.

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“Shaolin Chess Boxing and Jazz Club” – Drawstring Bag

Check out our “Shaolin Jazz Chess Boxing and Jazz Club” Drawstring Bag.  Customize and purchase here.

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All the Fly Kids – Interview

Props to Geronimo (@alltheflykids) and @ryanonlryan for the SHAOLIN JAZZ interview which drops this Tues.  Stay tuned.

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“CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red” – Tote Bag

Check out our “CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red” Tote Bag.  Customize and purchase here.

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#mytuesisbetterthanyours

CAN I KICK IT? | Tues July 25th | screening the 90’s classic Marked for Death starring Steven Seagal | @SongbyrdDC | 6 – 10 PM | Free| RSVP/info click here.

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“Wheel of Death” – T-Shirt

Check out our “Wheel of Death” design inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? engagement.  To customize and order click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 7.25 / screening Marked for Death

We’re pleased to announce that, after last month’s successful outdoor series at Freedom Plaza, we’re back at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT?, Tues July 25th, screening the cult classic Marked for Death starring Steven Seagal, 6 – 10 PM, FREE.
 
We’re pretty excited about this month’s screening, as we’ll be conducting CAN I KICK IT? downstairs in Songbyrd’s music house, so please take note.
 
At this month’s event we’re happy to announce that the pop-up shop (also located downstairs) will feature Efua’s baby – a Washington, DC woman owned business offering high quality handmade products including 100% all natual soy & coconut oil candles, body butters and other products.
To RSVP click here.
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Big Trouble in Little China – Recap

June 2017 has been a milestone month for SHAOLIN JAZZ in that our CAN I KICK IT? engagement, which started as a simple idea developed during one of our college trips in MA, has grown into an event that’s rocked hundreds of people in our hometown, at one of the most iconic national monuments in our nation’s capital.  Simply put, we made something out of nothing, which is precisely how SHAOLIN JAZZ even started.  And we were able to add to the creative cultural fabric of our city and share it with friends and family which is uniquely special.  To view the full recap click here.

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Downtown Summer Flicks & CAN I KICK IT? present Big Trouble in Little China

It’s been a great ride and we hope you can join us next Tues (6.27.17) as we screen Big Trouble in Little China – the fourth and FINAL film of the Downtown Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? series, with the Downtown DC Bid.  As usual, the screening will take place at Freedom Plaza, free gourmet popcorn will be provided by Pret – A Manger and Zipcar will be providing free seat cushions.  For more event info click here.

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Rap is A Martial Art – Philippe Prosper

“Hip-hop has a real focus on authenticity, but I hadn’t seen the authentic martial arts combined with hip-hop. As a martial artist coming into hip-hop, I really felt like I was embodying the mantra of rap is a martial art.” – Philippe Prosper

SHAOLIN JAZZ got a chance this week to chop it up with internationally decorated kung-fu artist and rapper, Philippe Prosper, aka Rap Is A Martial Art.  For the full interview click here.

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The Last Dragon – Recap

Glad so many of you got a chance to experience CAN I KICK IT? on Tues.  And although each film is different, I’ve been getting an almost familial feeling as these events have progressed. Beyond this being a SHAOLIN JAZZ experience, we like to think of these as cultural experiences for people to enjoy.  To view the full recap click here.

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Big Trouble is coming…

Next Tues join us for Big Trouble in Little China – the FINAL film of our Downtown Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? series.  For all event info click here.

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“CAN I KICK IT – City?” – Unisex Tank

Check out our “CAN I KICK IT? – City” design which is inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? engagement where we fuse classic martial arts flicks with a live hip hop score mixed by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones.  Customize and shop here.

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Downtown Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz present The Last Dragon

Please join us, Tues June 20th, for the second film in our summer flicks series – The Last Dragon, at Freedom Plaza.  Activities will start at 7:30 p.m. with DJ 2-Tone Jones warming up the crowd, you can also enjoy our CAN I KICK IT? themed happy hour at Boss Shepherd’s Restaurant & Whiskey Bar (located across the street) from 2:30-7:30 p.m., play some ping-pong on site at Freedom Plaza, and the film will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m.  For additional info and to RSVP click here.

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The Matrix – Recap

Even though it was a heater of a day it was great to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones yesterday at Freedom Plaza. Thank you to everyone who attended (we certainly hope that you enjoyed the experience), props to DowntownDC for holding everything down, and much appreciated to all of our media partners and everyone who’s helped spread the word.  To view the full recap click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? – Chinatown / Washington, DC

Props to the Downtown DC BID for creating this highly impactful media opportunity.  If you’re in Chinatown (Washington, DC) check us out.  And for all info about the Downtown Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? outdoor screening series click here.

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“The 37th Chamber Mixtape” – Contrast Tank

Check out our “The 37th Chamber Mixtape” – Contrast Tank.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Downtown Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz present The Matrix

Please join us, Tues June 13th, for the second film in our summer flicks series – The Matrix.  We’ll of course be conducting the screening at Freedom Plaza.  Activities will start at 7:30 p.m. with DJ 2-Tone Jones warming up the crowd, you can also enjoy our CAN I KICK IT? themed happy hour at Boss Shepherd’s Restaurant & Whiskey Bar (located across the street) from 2:30-7:30 p.m., play some ping-pong on site at Freedom Plaza, and the film will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m.  For additional info and to RSVP click here.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Recap

Despite some minor hurdles the first screening of our outdoor CAN I KICK IT? events for the Downtown Summer Flicks series was a good look!  Thank you to everyone who attended and salute to all of those who helped make this happen.  To view the full recap click here.

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“CAN I KICK IT? – City”

Check out our “CAN I KICK IT? – City” design which is inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? engagement where we fuse classic martial arts flicks with a live hip hop score mixed by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones.  Customize and shop here.

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DowntownDC Summer Flicks with SHAOLIN JAZZ presents CAN I KICK IT? – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Tues (6.6.17) we kick off CAN I KICK IT? outdoors, with @DowntownDCBid for their Downtown Summer Flicks series, at Freedom Plaza starting with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  Before the screening grab a drink at CAN I KICK IT?‘s happy hour at Boss Shepherd’s across the street and play free ping pong at Freedom Plaza. Pret A Manger will also serve free popcorn and Zipcar will give away free cushioned seats while supplies last.  The event is free, all ages, and open to the public.  For more info click here.

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“The 37th Chamber Mixtape”

Our “The 37th Chamber Mixtape” design is a graphic inspired by our first SHAOLIN JAZZ music release from 2011.  The irony is that we called it a mixtape (and still do because we’re from that era) despite it only being available via MP3 and CD and not as an actual cassette.  To check out the ways that you can customize this design click here.

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DowntownDC Summer Flicks with SHAOLIN JAZZ presents CAN I KICK IT?

We’ve been working on this for a minute and now we’re pleased to announce that we’re teaming up with the DowntownDC BID to conduct a series of CAN I KICK IT? events for their first outdoor screening series called DowntownDC Summer Flicks.  Every Tuesday in June we’ll be screening one of the four movies above in downtown Washington, DC at Freedom Plaza.  The events are free, all ages, and open to the public.  For more info including the movie schedule click here.

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