SHAOLIN JAZZ BLK FRIDAY SALE

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Check out our BLK Friday Sale – 35% to 20% off.  Shop here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in BLACK BELT Magazine

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This is iLL!  We’re incredibly honored to be featured in Black Belt Magazine which is like The SOURCE magazine of martial arts publications.  Salute!

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“History of Byrd – Part 1” Canvas Print

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Check out our “History of Byrd – Part 1” Canvas Print.  To order, shop here.

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“History of Byrd – Part 1” Baseball T

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Check out our “History of Byrd – Part 1” Baseball T-Shirt.  To order click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 11.22 / Screening Ninja Scroll

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This month we’ll be screening what is arguably one of the top anime classics (next to Akira and Ghost in the Shell), Ninja Scroll.  Ninja Scroll, which dropped around 1996, is considered to be one of the more influential films in anime history including earning a strong U.S. fan-base.  To learn more/RSVP click here.

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CHAMBERS – Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show / Closing Reception / Recap

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The closing reception for CHAMBERS was, hands down, one of the best closing receptions that we’ve had the pleasure of being apart of and most definitely ended our exhibition in proper form.  Thank you to everyone who attended, salute to all of those that helped spread the word, and props to our partners at ART WHINO and BLIND WHINO for helping to make this happen.   For the full recap click here.

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“History of Byrd – Part 1” Clutch Bag

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Check out our “History of Byrd – Part 1” Clutch Bag.  To customize and purchase click here.

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#MYTUESIBETTERTHANYOURS

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CAN I KICK IT? / Tues 11.22 @SongByrdDC / feat Ninja Scroll / 6-10 pm / No Cover / For info click here.

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Creative Economy Career Fair

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On Thursday, Nov. 3rd SHAOLIN JAZZ will be taking part in the Creative Economy Fair, presented by Words, Beats, and Life and The Kennedy Center, along with several other creative groups, businesses, and collectives in search of talented individuals who are looking for employment and internship opportunities in the arts and beyond. The event will take place from 10:30am-1:30pm at the Kennedy Center, and will be open to the public. For more information click here.

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“Meditation” Cell Phone Case

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Check out our “Meditation” Cell Phone Case.  Available for iPhone and Samsung.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CHAMBERS: Wu-Tang Art Exhibition Closing Event

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The closing reception for the CHAMBERS: Wu-Tang Art Exhibition presented by Art Whino & Shaolin Jazz will be something special for music lovers and true fans of Hip Hop.  The event will kick off with an Instant Vintage pop-up record fair and auction featuring some of the area’s finest vendors of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rock music on wax.  Throughout that portion of the evening DJs from the DC Vinyl Headz collective will be spinning music from the each vendor that will be available for sale.  The second portion of the evening will be a Wu Tang Clan-themed producer showcase featuring some of the finest beatsmiths in the DC area.

It all goes down Friday, November 4th from 8pm – midnight.  And although Wu-Tang is for the babies, this event is not.  You must be 21 and over to attend.  To RSVP and for more info click here.

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The Double Down Kings

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This month we’re pleased to announce that The Double Down Kings, a crew of graffiti writers, musicians and creative artists established in Hyattsville, MD in 1994, will host the pop-up shop.  To learn more about them click here.

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“Meditation” Classic Hoodie

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Check out our “Meditation” Classic Hoodie.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 10.25 / Screening The Raid Redemption

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Can not wait for this one!  The Raid is one of the only and illest martial arts trilogies, period and one of 2-Tone’s favorite flicks so he’s GOING IN!  And if to top off, The Double Down Kings will be hosting the Pop-Up Shop.  Come thru next Tues to Song Byrd and be prepared.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

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“Meditation” Chiffon Top

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Check out our “Meditation” Chiffon Top.  Shop here.

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CHAMBERS / Opening Reception Recap

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The opening reception of our CHAMBERS exhibition was nothing short of dope.  Major ‘thank you’ to our partners Art Whino/Blind Whino for bringing together a more than solid stable of participating artists.  Hats off to all of the talented artists whose works showed their range of talent and abilities across an array of mediums.

To view the full recap click here.

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AN I KICK IT? / 9.24 / feat. The Last Dragon

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At this month’s CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be presenting a true martial arts classic – The Last Dragon starring Taimak and Vanity.  This will be our biggest event yet, as we’ve got tons of surprises such as the streetwear brand Grindstone Universal will also be doing a pop-up shop in Songbyrd’s Cafe.  For more info click here.

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YES, WE’RE SELL-OUTS…

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Yes, SHAOLIN JAZZ sold out. Palace 5ive sold all the way out of our NINJA VUITTON T-Shirt.  Props to everyone that bought a shirt.  And if you missed out a new batch is coming soon.

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CHAMBERS – A Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show

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This is going to be HUGE.  We’re teaming up with world renowned art gallery ART WHINO to present CHAMBERS, A night of all things Wu-Tang.

CHAMBERS will feature a group art show curated by ART WHINO that includes work by 50 visual artists.  To accompany the visual art SHAOLIN JAZZ will be curating a special Wu-Tang Clan themed soundtrack throughout the evening performed by the infamous Diamond Cutterz DJ crew.  This soundscape will also be backed by a unique video-mixing set of classic Wu-Tang Clan music videos, movie clips and rare footage to give patrons a one-of-a-kind audio/visual experience.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday September 24th, from 8PM – 12AM, at their Blind Whino space in SW DC featuring music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, DJ Roddy Rod, and DJ RBI.

To learn more about the opening reception and exhibition click here.

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“Wheel of Death” Hoodie

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Check out our “Wheel of Death” hoodie.  To customize and purchase click here.

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SHO NUFF!

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CAN I KICK IT? / 9.27 / #shaolinjazz / #mytuesisbetterthanyours / at Songbyrd / RSVP

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CAN I KICK IT? / 8.23 / feat. “Method Man” starring Casanova Wong

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Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd at Songbyrd Music House for the next edition of CAN I KICK IT? as we’ll be screening a Wu-Tang Clan cult classic film that inpsired the name of one of their most recognizable menbers……Method Man (starring Casanova Wong). And in tribute to Johnny Blaze himself, DJ 2-Tone Jones will be scoring the film with an ‘All-METHOD MAN Set’!  To RSVP click here.  Plus, this month’s movie trivia is sponsored by Words Beats & Life, Inc (WBL).  WBL is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that uses Hip Hop to empower individuals and communities.  For more info about WBL go to www.wblinc.org.

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NINJA VUITTON / Release Party Recap

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The release party for our NINJA VUITTON T-shirt was nothing short of sincere interest and good vibes with our T-shirts moving from the drop!  Props to everyone who attended, thanks to Greg and the staff at Palace 5ive for hosting, and big salute to everyone who helped spread the word.  To purchase our NINJA VUITTON T-shirt visit Palace 5ive and to view more recap pics click here.

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NINJA VUITTON Release Party Tonight at Palace 5ive

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Tonight from 7-9 PM, join us for the release party for our NINJA VUITTON T-shirt at Palace 5ive.  For info/RSVP click here.

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“History of Byrd – Part 1” iPhone case

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“History of Byrd Part” iPhone case by SHAOLIN JAZZ.  To purchase click here.

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NINJA VUITTON Release Party at Palace 5ive / 8.12.16

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Join us for the release party, on 8.12.16 at Palace 5ive, for our NINJA VUITTON T-shirt sold exclusively at Palace 5ive.  For info/RSVP click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 7.26 / feat “Hard to Kill” starring Steven Seagal

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This month at CAN I KICK IT? we’re bringing you a true cult contemporary martial arts classic – “Hard to Kill,” starring one of Hollywood’s most enigmatic stars: Steven Seagal.  Come thru to Songbyrd on Tues. July 26th from 6-10 PM as 2-Tone creates another unique experience mixing classic tracks with the film.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

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COMPASS Tote Bag

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ COMPASS Tote Bag.  To purchase click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Panelist: Asheru

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Meet Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, M.Ed. one of the panelists on our discussion this Sunday.  Asheru is a veteran Hip Hop artist, educator, and youth activist. He is widely known for performing the opening theme for the popular TV series, The Boondocks, and other musical contributions to the show, for which he received the prestigious Peabody Award – becoming the first hip hop artist to receive the prestigious award.  To learn more about Asheru click here and here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V / Recap

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SHAOLIN JAZZ A / V is hands down our most experimental engagement to date. Props to everyone that attended our first installment, salute to the Anacostia Arts Center for bringing us out,  To view more recap pics click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Panelist: Tewodross Melchishua

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Meet Tewodross “Teo” Melchishua one of the panelists on our discussion this Sunday.  Teo serves as an associate professor and program coordinator of visual communication and digital media arts program (VCDMA) and teaches courses in animation, motion graphics, cinematography, new media, hip-hop studies and contemporary (underground) art/design. Teo also works this through his film and digital media studio collective Visual Jazz.  To learn more about Tewodross click here.

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COMPASS Tote Bag

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ COMPASS Tote Bag.  To purchase click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Panelist: Keanna Faircloth

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Meet Keanna Faircloth – host of the Tuesday edition of Evening Jazz on the world renowned Jazz and community affairs radio startion WPFW 89.3 FM and the moderator of our SHAOLIN JAZZ panel discussion on July 17th, 5-7pm at Busboys and Poets’ K Street location.  To learn more about Keanna Faircloth click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V

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Introducing SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V (Audio / Visual) – an audio/visual trip through the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts. DJ 2-Tone Jones combines the art of DJing with video-mixing in a set that explores music that inspired the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog in sync with moving visuals, select videos and clips from iconic kung-fu flicks.  Please join us for our inaugural SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V event on Tuesday July 12th.  To RSVP and for additional event info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Panelist: Wayna

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Meet Wayna, an Ethiopian born Grammy nominated signer songwriter who’s worked with legends such as Stevie Wonder.  Wayna will be one of the panelists on our discussion on July 17th, 5-7pm at Busboys and Poets’ K Street #location.  To learn more about Wayna and listen to her music click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / The PANEL DISCUSSION / 7.17.16

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Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming is coming to a close and we’re capping everything off with a panel discussion with the topic of discussion being the parallels between Ethio-Jazz and U.S. Jazz and Ethiopian Hip-Hop and U.S. Hip-Hop.  The discussion, featuring notable artists, DJs and educators such as Asheru, Wayna, Keanna Faircloth, and Tewodross Melchishua, will be open to the public, and will take place from 5-7 PM on Sunday July 17th at the Busboys and Poets on K St.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

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CULTURE SCIENCE STUDIO.com – Launch Party / Recap

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Nothing but good times at the launch party for CULTURE SCIENCE STUDIOS.  Props to all of those who attended, thank you to Reggie and Mo (1920DC) for allowing us to conduct our launch during their Friday night event, big shout to everyone that helped to promote our event, and salute to Baked Beans Bakery for providing complimentary gourmet deserts.  Please continue to visit www.culturesciencestudio.com as we fill out the site and for more recap pics click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / “Wheel of Death” T-Shirt

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Inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? events, we’re pleased to present our “Wheel of Death” design (designed by Late Night Genius).  “Wheel of Death” comes in a range of styles and products.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 6.28 / Screening “Blood and Bone”

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Join us Tues. June 28th for the next edition of CAN I KICK IT? as we screen Blood and Bone (starring Michael Jai White and also featuring the late Kimbo Slice). This cult classic is heralded as one of White’s best martial arts performances on film.  To RSVP click here.

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CULTURE SCIENCE STUDIO.com – Launch Party

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Join us as we celebrate the launch of our newest SHAOLIN JAZZ platform, CULTURE SCIENCE STUDIO.com, which will serve as an online platform for SHAOLIN JAZZ that will highlight via photo, audio, and video, the engagements that we conduct, globally.  The launch party will take place this Friday June 24th at the Amsterdam Lounge from 6-10 PM.  For more info click here.

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Plot the Industry – Cross Cultural Panel / Recap

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The Plot the Industry panel by Creative Nomads was nothing short of dope.  We dropped some gems and in-turn learned a great deal from our fellow panelists Deborah Bond and Kokayi.  Props to @ComradesInArts for inviting having us on the panel and salute to all those that came.  A thorough recap is forthcoming.

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Plot the Industry – Cross Cultural Panel

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Join us , this Thursday in Baltimore, MD at the Hotel RL), as we sit on/host the first panel discussion for Cross Cultural Collaborations (Plot The Industry) – a panel that will focus on overseas artist in residency opportunities.  To learn more/RSVP click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / The Ethiopia Edition / Recap

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Our most recent SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance at Tropicalia was, hands down, our best SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance to date.  Thanks to all of those who attended, props to Tropicalia for hosting us, salute to everyone that performed – giving the show the diversity and flavor that we were looking to create: Sound of the City,Wayna, Asheru and Rock, and Ras Nebyu and special thanks to everyone who helped to promote our show.  To see all of the recap photos click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / The Ethiopia Edition / 6.4.16

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Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia is far from over.  Join us on Saturday June 4th, at Tropicalia in DC, as we conduct a special edition of SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE where we fuse our influences from our trip to Addis Ababa with our live performance.   For tickets and more info click here.

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Judah T-Shirt

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Check out our Judah T-shirt.  Part of a series of product designed by @latenightgenius commemorating our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming.  Get yours here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 5.24 / Screening “Come Drink with Me”

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We’re back this month with our latest edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening another heater of a cult “Come Drink with Me.”  The soundscape will of course be provided by none-other than DJ 2-Tone Jones, followed up by SongByrd’s bevy of eats and drinks from their Happy Hour menu.  To RSVP click here.

And to check out flics from last month’s CAN I KICK IT? click here.

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Ethiopia in Africa – Black / T-Shirt

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Check out our “Ethiopia in Africa” T-shirt which is part of a series of product designed by @latenightgenius commemorating our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming.  Get yours at here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE at the American Center (Addis Ababa)

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Tonight we have the pleasure of performing for the opening of the Colonel John C. Robinson American Center in Addis (sponsored by the US Embassy Addis Ababa).  The center, a new multimedia space, is furnished with brand new laptops, tablets, and other technological resources, and will provide training in the technology space – from graphic design to coding.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / African Union Recap

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Busy day.  Our 2nd workshop and performance that followed, at the African Union, was, by all accounts, a success.  We started off our day by being interviewed by a Hip-Hop themed radio show called The Breakfast Show.  For more pics click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Day 3

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Today was dope.  Got a chance to hit the African Jazz Village, which is a spot owned by the legendary Ethio-Jazz artist Mulatu Astake.  When Mulatu is in town, he’s known to drop-in and jam with the band and even though he’s out of town, we got a chance to enjoy the sounds of the house band led by Mulatu’s protege Jorga Mesfin.  For more photos click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Day 2

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Day 2 was a good look. Had a great 1st workshop with the African Union and looking forward to conducting our 2nd tomorrow in addition to our SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance there as well. For more pics click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Day 1

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As with any travel overseas, day 1 is pretty much all travel.  That being said, the journey has been nothing short of eventful, yet moved by pretty quickly.  For more pics of day 1 click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Countdown

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Getting closer to our trip to Ethiopia.  For more info click here.

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Ethiopia in Africa

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Check out our “Ethiopia in Africa” T-shirt which is part of a series of #product designed by @latenightgenius commemorating our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming.  Get yours at here.

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CAN I KICK IT / 4.26.15 / Screening “ONG-BAK”

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For this month’s CAN I KICK IT? we’re bringing you guys a true contemporary cult classic: “ONG-BAK” starring Tony Jaa.  “ONG-BAK” is actually pretty unique series in that the two additional films that follow take a completely different turn in story than the original.  Be sure to check out the OG on Tuesday April 26th at SongByrd and for additional details click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Launch Party

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Please join us as we celebrate our trip to Ethiopia with a launch party taking place at the legendary Twins Jazz on Ust.  For more details and to RSVP click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? at Siena College

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Props to everyone that attended CAN I KICK IT? at Siena College and salute to Costin and his team for bringing us out and ensuring our production was tight on every level.  Hopeful we can get back there for next year’s Hip-Hop Week.  For more recap photos click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? at Siena College

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This month is going to be crazy.  Not only are we prepping for our trip to Ethiopia, but we also have a range of SHAOLIN JAZZ college engagements, starting with Siena College.  The good people at the Damietta Cross-Cultural Center and SEB Coffeehouse are bringing us out this Thurs as apart of their Hip-Hop Week to conduct CAN I KICK IT?  If you’re in the area or know someone that is whom you feel would be interested in attending feel free to share this post.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Perk / Clutch Bag + Digital Download

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Today’s the FINAL DAY to #ShopAndSupport SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia! / Perk / Clutch Bag + SHAOLIN JAZZ digital music catalog.

Click here to shop and pledge your support.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Perk / Unisex Tee + Digital Download

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Only 5 DAYS LEFT to #ShopAndSupport SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia! / Perk / Unisex Tee + SHAOLIN JAZZ digital music catalog.

Click here to shop and pledge your support.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Perk / Phone Case + Digital Download

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Upgrade your style with customizable SHAOLIN JAZZ Phone Case (for Samsung or iPhone).  Choose from over 10 unique styles created by designers from all over the world.  Plus, you’ll get the full SHAOLIN JAZZ digital music catalog.

Click here to shop and pledge your support.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Comic Book Style #2

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CAN I KICK screening “The Golden Child” starring Eddie Murphy / 3.22 / Songbyrd Music House (DC)

To RSVP click here and to view the range of comic book style visuals click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Perk / Pencil Skirt + Digital Download

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#ShopAndSupport SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia, and get right for the Spring and Summer with a customizable pencil skirt.  Choose from over 10 prints created by designers spanning 3 continents.  Along with it you’ll get the full SHAOLIN JAZZ digital music catalog.

Click here to shop and pledge your support.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Comic Book Style

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You may recall the comic book style visuals (designed by the good people at Late Night Genius) for our CAN I KICK IT? screening of Big Trouble in Little China.  And since those ended up being a hit, we thought it was only right to have them design another batch for our screening of The Golden Child.  To RSVP for Tuesday’s CAN I KICK IT? click here and to view the range of comic book style visuals click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Perk / Tote Bag + Digital Download

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Check out one of our most popular perks for our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia Indiegogo campaign – our Tote Bag + Digital Music Catalog  bundle.  To support click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 3.23.16 / Screening “The Golden Child”

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We’re pretty excited about this month’s CAN I KICK IT? as we’re bringing you “The Golden Child” starring Eddie Murphy.  We’ve also got a surprise for everyone at the end of this month’s event so RSVP here and we’ll see you there.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / The Unisex Tee


SHAOLIN JAZZ T-shirts come available in over 15 unique Jazz and Hip Hop-inspired designs, and different colors and sizes.

Click here and cop one today.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / IndieGogo

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The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ are proud to announce a new initiative that will use Jazz and Hip-Hop to build a cultural bridge between the Sister Cities of Washington, DC and Addis Ababa….SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia.  The first part of the project involves traveling to Addis Ababa from May 2-10, 2016 to meet with local Jazz and Hip-Hop artists to learn first-hand about the history of those respective music scenes in Ethiopia, followed by a culminating SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance (live Jazz & Hip-Hop) in collaboration with notable Ethio-Jazz and Hip-Hop artist.  Accompanying us on our travels will be Grammy-nominated/Ethiopian-American vocalist Wayna Wondwossen.  The second part will take place upon returning to Washington, DC.  It will consist of a panel discussion about Jazz and Hip-Hop culture in the US and Ethiopia, followed by a special performance of SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE on June 4 on the historic U Street Corridor.  That live show will feature guest musicians from Addis Ababa, including former DC-native Kenny Allen.   The overall goal of this initiative is to foster more of a musical connection between the two cities, and help bridge the gap that exists between the Ethiopian music/nightlife community (the largest outside of Ethiopia) and the prominent live music scene in Washington, DC.   

In order to make this all happen we need your support.  We have launched an IndieGogo campaign for the month of March to raise $10,000 to help fund this initiative.  For each donation of $15 or more we have a long list of SHAOLIN JAZZ perks and goodies that you can choose from including music, tote bags, baseball tees, clutch bags, vinyl records, show tickets and more.  Click here to shop around and pledge your support today!

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The Roll-Out / SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia

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The roll-out starts tomorrow! / SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / #traveleverywhere

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Tribute Series presents “Blow One for Clarence”

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“Blow One for Clarence” is the newest project in our SHAOLIN JAZZ Tribute Series and with this release we’re paying tribute to Clarence Reid aka “Blowfly.”  Reid, an accomplished musician, producer, and writer created material for and was sampled by notable acts from KC and the Sunshine Band to DMX, and his uninhibited alter ego “Blowfly” served as an influencer to a range of famed hip-hop artists, such as Snoop Dogg and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.  To check out “Blow One for Clarence” click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ / Cultural Presentation / Bowie State / 2.25

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We’re pleased to announce our next college engagement will be tomorrow (2.25) at Bowie State University courtesy of the Visual Communication & Digital Media Arts (VCDMA) of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.  The event is free and from 6-7pm and for all event info click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 2.23.16 / Screening “The Mystery of Chess Boxing”

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Please join us for the next edition of CAN I KICK IT?, Tues. Feb. 23rd at Song Byrd, as we screen the classic martial arts flick sampled by Wu-Tang Clan – “The Mystery of Chess Boxing.”  For more info and to RSVP click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / Cold Weather Goods / #CWG

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Check out our range of SHAOLIN JAZZ sweatshirts and other gear for the winter.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / IP MAN / Recap Photos

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Despite the snow, nothing but good times at our first CAN I KICK IT? of 2016.  Salute to all of those that trooped through the snow, Song Byrd for hosting, and everyone that helped to spread the word including our new media partners A Creative DC and Stereo Champions.  To check out the full recap click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 1.26.16 / Screening “IP MAN”

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Please join us for our next CAN I KICK IT?, Tues. Jan. 26th at Song Byrd, as we screen the first movie in the cult classic series “IP MAN” starring martial arts icon Donnie Yen.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives for Byrd Over Staten

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For more perspectives click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / Cold Weather Goods / #CWG

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Check out our range of SHAOLIN JAZZ sweatshirts and other gear for the winter.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Byrd Over Staten DC & NYC Listening Parties Recap

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Salute to everyone that attended our listening parties in DC and NYC.  Its always a fresh and humbling experience to meet those that dig the project.   Thanks to Songbyrd (DC) and The Reed Space (NYC) for hosting and thanks also to everyone that helped to make them happen.  We certainly appreciate your support.  For more recap pics click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 12.15 / Screening “The Way of the Dragon”

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We’re pleased to announce that, after a hiatus, we’re back with CAN I KICK IT? and have partnered with the good people at Songbyrd, so please join us for our 12th edition, on Tues. Dec. 12th, where we’ll be screening “The Way of the Dragon” starring martial arts legend Bruce Lee.  To RSVP click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives for Byrd Over Staten

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For more perspectives click here.

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Byrd Over Staten / NYC Listening Party

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NYC – come help us celebrate our Byrd Over Staten EP at our listening party tomorrow, Sun Nov. 29th, at The Reed Space 151 Orchard St (LES), 4-7pm.  To RSVP click here.

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BYRD OVER STATEN (a Shaolin Jazz tribute to Donald Byrd) / Full EP

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This is our salute to one of the grooviest Jazz cats to ever do it……….Mr. Donald Byrd.

We present the next chapter of the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series, Byrd Over Staten, a fusion of Donald Byrd’s work with the resounding lyrics of the Wu-Tang Clan.  Click here for a free download of the EP.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives for Byrd Over Staten

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For more perspectives click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives

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Introducing perspectives, our newest campaign which takes lead from our Lifestyle Marketing Interns (LMI).  “perspectives” features photos that our LMI’s have shot, using their cell phones, of their environment (people, places, food, etc…) that they feel best relates to a SHAOLIN JAZZ project or engagement.

The images are then visually enhanced by the design team at Late Night Genius giving one both a unique perspective on the LMI’s environment in addition to the perspective of our specific project or engagement.

For our inaugural edition of perspectives we’ve asked our LMIs to take photos of objects that they feel best relates to our Byrd Over Staten release.  We will highlight new “perspectives” visuals and to check out the initial range click here.

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Byrd Over Staten / Official Album Cover

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Here’s the official album cover for Byrd Over Staten (designed by Logan Mills Walters) which drops Monday November 23rd.  Stay tuned for more info including projects surrounding the drop.

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Byrd Over Staten / DC Listening Party

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To celebrate the launch of our Byrd Over Staten EP, which drops Monday November 23rd, we’ll be conducting a listening party in DC on Saturday November 21st at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan.  For the event details and to RSVP click here.  Hope to see you guys out!

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“37B”

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Check out the newest graphic, “37B,” in our range of product commemorating our Byrd Over Staten EP. To customize and purchase click here.

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Byrd Over Staten / 2nd Single / The Shimmey Roll

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In anticipation of the upcoming Byrd Over Staten project in tribute to the musical genius of Donald Byrd, we are releasing a 2nd single from the EP entitled “The Shimmey Roll”.  It’s a bass and piano driven track featuring the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard in rare form rhyming over a jazz tune featured on Byrd’s Slow Drag album.

To listen to the 2nd single entitled The Shimmey Roll click here.

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“Byrd 37”

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We’re dropping a range of commemorative product to coincide with the releases from our Byrd Over Staten EP, starting first with our “Byrd 37” T-shirt.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Byrd Over Staten / 1st Single / Love & Heat

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In 2011 we released a 3-song EP entitled The Gil Scott Suite, a tribute to the late Gil Scott Heron.  Now, we’re pleased to announce the next edition to the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series: Byrd Over Staton; an EP dedicated to the works of the late iconic Jazz musician and teacher, Donald Byrd.  As with all previous releases, Byrd Over Staten is a conceptual project in which select songs and breaks from Donald Byrd’s vast collection of music are fused with lyrics and sound bites from the legendary Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

To listen to the first single entitled Love & Heat click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / “BIG TROUBLE in LITTLE CHINA” / Recap:

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Despite the rain, the July  edition of CAN I KICK IT? was one of our biggest, yet.  We actually had to post-pone last month’s installment to due to severe heat and then the storming that followed.  And since we received a great deal of interest regarding the movie (Big Trouble in Little China), in addition to 2-Tone and I being fans as well, we decided to screen it for our July event.  For the recap pics click here.

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SOUL & INK at CAN I KICK IT?

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The good people of Soul & Ink will be on-deck doing live screening printing on T-Shirts.  The graphics available are being designed exclusively for this month’s CAN I KICK IT? so be sure to cop a shirt.  Tees will be available or Bring Your Own Tees for 10% OFF of a one-of-a kind‪ #‎teemix‬.  To learn more click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 7.28 / Screening “BIG TROUBLE in LITTLE CHINA”

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Please join us on Tuesday, July 28th for the next installment of CAN I KICK IT? as we screen one of the ultimate cult classic, martial arts action/comedy film “BIG TROUBLE In LITTLE CHINA” starring Kurt Russell.  For more info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / Warm Weather Goods / #WWG

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Check out our “Shapes” T-Shirt and range of SHAOLIN JAZZ spring/summer apparel by clicking here.

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#byrdoverstaten / Fall 2015

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An ePoster for our next release dropping this Fall.  Stay tuned for more.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Posterized

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Our friends at Late Night Genius, who design the majority of our creative, came up with a series of comic-based visuals for this month’s CAN I KICK IT? event.  To view the whole series clickhere.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ / “Compass T-Shirt” / To purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / “REVENGE of the NINJA” / Recap

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Props to all those that attended our May event.  We’ve got something special for June so stay tunes.  To check out all of the recap pics click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 5.26 / Screening “REVENGE of the NINJA”

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Please join us on Tuesday May 26th for our next CAN I KICK IT? as we screen a true cult classic martial arts film “REVENGE of the NINJA” starring Sho Kosugi.  For more info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / Warm Weather Goods / #WWG

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Check out our range of SHAOLIN JAZZ T-shirts and other gear for the spring/summer.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / “The New Legend of Shaolin” / Recap

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The weather is finally starting to break and the turnout for our most recent CAN I KICK IT? certainly reflected that, along with a pretty expansive promotion and marketing effort.  There’s not too much that beats a 70 degree Spring evening in DC and “The New Legend of Shaolin” had attendees locked from the opening scene.  For the full recap click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / A Visual Language

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Check out the latest graphic in the CAN I KICK IT? Visual Language series (highlighting the synergies between Hip-Hop and Martial Arts), designed by Late Night Genius.  To see the full range of graphics click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 4.28 / Screening “The New Legend of Shaolin” starring Jet Lei

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We’ve finally made it to April and are looking forward to the good weather that it brings.  That being said, we hope you can come thru to our 9th CAN I KICK IT? screening event where we’ll be screening “The New Legend of Shaolin” starring famed martial arts action star Jet Lei, Tues. Apr. 28th, 6-9pm, at Marvin.  To RSVP and for more info click here.

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Cultural Presentation & SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – DJ Edition / Culture Shock / 4.9.15

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We’re please to announce that Southwest State Minnesota University is bringing us back (for a second year in a row) to be apart of their 6th Annual Culture Shock programming – a series of entertainment and educational based engagements designed to educate people about various cultures.  If you’re in or near the Marshall, MN. area join us as we conduct our Cultural Presentation during the day (2-3pm) and later in the evening (9pm-1am) as we conductSHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – DJ Edition.  All of the events are free and open to the public and for additional info click here.

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COLOR of SOUND / at University of Maryland, Baltimore / Recap

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We’re pretty amped on how everything turned out for our most recent COLOR of SOUND Art Exhibition that took place at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  For the full recap click here.

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COLOR of SOUND / 3.27 / the University of Maryland, Baltimore

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This will be a good look – salute to the USGA and the United Students of African Decent Club (USAD) of the University of Maryland, Baltimore who have asked us to conduct our COLOR of SOUND art exhibition as apart of their arts and culture programming Friday March 27th, 6pm-8pm, music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, complimentary Hor d’Oeurves, $4 donation with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Students of African Decent Club (USAD).  For additional information click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 3.24 / Screening “Blood Sport”

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We’re pretty amped for this month’s CAN I KICK IT? as we’re huge fans of this month’s flick.  Come thru (FREE) next Tues. 3.24 / 6-9pm as we screen Jean Claude Van Damme’s breakout debut “Blood Sport.”  To RSVP click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ / Cultural Lecture / Oberlin College

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Tonight, if you’re in the Oberlin, OH area, we’ll be at Oberlin College conducting our multimedia Cultural Lecture discussing the Parallels and Similarities between Jazz culture and Hip-Hop culture.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / Informational Video

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This is the first in a series of informational videos, we’re dropping, that provide more detail on as well as give a live glimpse into our SHAOLIN JAZZ engagements.  Shot and edited by Ralston Smith, SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE is one of our first signature engagements that brings to life our mixtape via a live performance of music from the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog.  The performance is led by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones who is backed by his fellow band members of the critically acclaimed Sound of the City band.  To watch the video click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ / “Masked Avengers” / Recap

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Our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2015 was nothing short of dope.  Despite not having done one since Nov. ’14 and us conducting it in another room in Marvin, people showed and proved with their attendance and really engaging both facets of the event: the movie and the accompanying music.  For the full recap click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ / Lyft / CAN I KICK IT?

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We’re pleased to announce that Lyft has agreed to be the official transportation sponsor of this month’s CAN I KICK IT? and we’d like to offer ALL attendees a FREE ride, worth up to $20 (expires after 30 days). Simply attend on Tuesday and pick up a card by the DJ booth which features a code for the FREE trip.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 2.24 / Screening “Masked Avengers”

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We’re happy to announce that Shaw Bros Films will be supporting our first CAN I KICK IT of 2015!  We’ll be back at Marvin starting Tuesday February 24th, 6pm-9pm, and we’ll continue to do so on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  Join us this month, as we’ll be screening “Masked Avengers.”  To RSVP and for additional info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / Fall/Winter 2015

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / “Compass” T-Shirt designed by Vassilina Pljonkina / Model: Jheanelle Morgan / Photography: Chris Carr / To purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / A Visual Language

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There has always been a synergy between hip-hop culture and martial arts so we’ve teamed up with the good people at the creative group Late Night Genius to this visual language to attempt to highlight that synergy.  For more visuals click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ at Morgan State University

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Come and join us for our first lecture of 2015!  On Tuesday February 3rd we’ll be conducting our Multimedia Presentation at Morgan State University, courtesy of Dr. Jared Ball, where we’ll be discussing the parallels and similarities between Jazz culture and Hip-Hop culture.  For additional info visit www.shaolinjaz.com.

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