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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CAN I KICK IT? – Informational Video

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We’re pleased to drop the first in a series of informational videos that provide detail on and give a glimpse into some of our educational and entertainment based programs starting with CAN I KICK IT?  Check out the full video here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Lebanon / Photo Recap / Part 2

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To view Part 2 of SHAOLIN JAZZ in Lebanon click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 12.1 / Screening “Shaolin vs Wu-Tang” and “Game of Death” / at UNC – Chapel Hill

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If you’re in the North Carolina area, join us this Thursday as we conduct our CAN I KICK IT? event at UNC – Chapel Hill courtesy of the Next Level program.  For more info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Lebanon / Photo Recap / Part 1

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DJ 2-Tone Jones of the SHAOLIN JAZZ Project traveled to Lebanon to conduct DJ mastery workshops, along with a team of artists from Words Beats & Life, Inc. who specialize in other core disciplines of Hip-Hop.  The programming was conducted in the city of Tripoli in conjunction with a local Hip-Hop association known as Cross Arts.  To view Part 1 of the photo recap click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 11.20 / Screening “Afro Samurai” and “Blade”

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Please join us next Thursday November 20th at Marvin (DC), for the fifth edition of CAN I KICK IT? (classic Kung-Fu flics backed by a soundtrack of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music), where we’ll be screening “Afro Samurai” and “Blade.”  We’d also like thank our new media partners skate boutique Palace 5ive and comic book shop Big Planet Comics.  For more info/RSVP click here.

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Dave Singleton Interview / Winner, SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest

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Check out our interview of Dave Singleton, the winner of our Movie Poster Design Contest.  In addition to his graphic design prowess, Dave’s also a musician, DJ, and the co-founder of a soul music label based in Tennessee, G.E.D Soul Records.  For the read click here.

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COLOR of SOUND / The Bishop Gallery / Recap

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Thanks to everyone that came thru to COLOR of SOUND in NYC on Fri, The Bishop Gallery and its staff for hosting, our SHAOLIN JAZZ team, and props to all of the artists who participated.  To see the recap pics click here.

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Movie Poster Design Contest Winner: Dave Singleton

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2-Tone and I would like to announce and congratulate the winner of our SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest – Dave Singleton.  We received a variety of very unique submissions, however, Dave’s work most closely aligned with our contest criteria.  To see some of the standout contest entries click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 10.23 / Screening “8 Diagram Pole Fighter” and “Ong Bak”

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Please join us next Thursday October 23rd at Marvin (DC), for the fifth edition of CAN I KICK IT? (classic Kung-Fu flics backed by a soundtrack of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music), where we’ll be screening “8 Pole Diagram Fighter” and “Ong Bak.”  For more info/RSVP click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC / Fall/Winter 2014 Photo Shoot (Part 2)

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Welcome to Part 2 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Fall/Winter 2014 Photo Shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel.  Part 2 of the Fall/Winter shoot  is a continuation from F/W Part 1 – highlighting the girl’s experiences in New York, including an impromptu session at the Eat The Cake Studios in Brooklyn.  To see the full shoot click here.

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COLOR of SOUND

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The reception for our next COLOR of SOUND Art Exhibition (featuring works inspired by jazz, hip-hop, martial arts, and SHAOLIN JAZZ) will be Friday October 24th at The Bishop in Brooklyn.  For more info click here.

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest is a month long competition (Wednesday September 16th – Wednesday October 15th), whereby participants can submit designs that interpret SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber as a Kung-Fu movie.  For more info including rules, prizes, and guidelines click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 9.25 / Screening “Drunken Master” and “Black Belt Jones”

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Please join us next Thursday September 25th at Marvin (DC), for the fourth edition of CAN I KICK IT? (classic Kung-Fu flics backed by a soundtrack of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music), where we’ll be screening “Drunken Master” and “Black Belt Jones.”  For more info/RSVP click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC / Fall/Winter 2014 Photo Shoot (Part 1)

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Welcome to Part 1 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Fall/Winter 2014 Photo Shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel. The Fall/Winter shoot finds the girls enjoying NYC mainstays, as they did in Spring/Summer Part 1. To view Part 1 of the Fall/Winter shoot click here.

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ Marketing Internship

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ team is looking for a Marketing Intern (MI) to assist with our college/university marketing efforts.  Our MI must have an interest in learning creative marketing, specifically transmedia, and how to utilize social media to create a positive impact.  For details click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? Classic Kung-Fu Flics x Classic Hip-Hop

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Please join us on Thursday August 28th at Marvin (DC), for the third edition of CAN I KICK IT? (classic Kung-Fu flics backed by a soundtrack of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music), where we’ll be screening “Blood Sport” and “Shaolin vs Lama.”  For more info/RSVP click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ T-Shirts / “Hi-Fi”

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To customize and purchase our “Hi-Fi” T-Shirt click here.

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#tbt SHAOLIN JAZZ ePosters / 1st release / Artist: Grover Washington Jr.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 3

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To check out DJ 2-Tone’s photos from his third week in India click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: Laura Weyl

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: photographer, filmmaker, actress, and model Laura Weyl.  For the read click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ T-Shirts / “Compass”

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To customize and purchase our “Compass” T-Shirt click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: Whitney Brown

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: singer, songwriter, dance, host Whitney Brown.  For the read click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC / Summer 2014 Photo Shoot (Part 2)

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Welcome to Part 2 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ  DREAM GIRLS  – NYC photo shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ – Apparel.  Part 2 finds the girls progressing from their day in Part 1 as they enjoy a summer day in Brooklyn.

To check out the full shoot click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: Boshia Rae-Jean

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: femcee, songwriter, entertainer Boshia Rae-Jean.  For the read click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: Dyesha Hicks

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: model and personality Dyesha Hicks.  For the read click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: Melanie J.B. Charles

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: singer, songwriter, producer, flutist and actress Melanie J.B. Charles.  For the read click here.

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC / Summer 2014 Photo Shoot (Part 1)

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We’re pleased to present the next edition in our DREAM GIRLS series with DREAM GIRLS – NYC.  Similar to our DREAM GIRLS – DC Edition, our NYC photo shoot highlights a day in the life of four friends (during a summer in Brooklyn, NY), Hip-Hop enthusiasts, who are rocking product from our newly expanded range of SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel.  For the full shoot click here and stay tuned for more as this project continues to roll-out.

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CAN I KICK IT?  Kung-Fu Flics + Classic Hip-Hop

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Please join us, on Thursday June 27th (and every 4th Thursday thereafter) at Marvin (DC), for CAN I KICK IT? – a unique film experience where two martial arts films will be screened throughout the venue and will be backed by a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones.  For more info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 2

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2-Tone and his team have now traveled to Calcutta.  To view more pics of his week 2 click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition (behind-the-scenes)

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Last Thurs., in Brooklyn, Chris Carr shot the newest edition of SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS (a concept photo shoot for our SHAOLIN JAZZ T-shirt line), which resulted good times and amazing shots.  The full DREAM GIRLS – NYC shoot will drop soon and for more behind-the-scenes pics click here and to check out our first DREAM GIRLS shoot, shot in DC, click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 1

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For more recap pics of Week 1 click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in India

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DJ 2-Tone Jones of the SHAOLIN JAZZ Project was recently selected to participate in the first ever Next Level program initiated by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill Department of Music and the US State Department. Along with 3 other artists, 2-Tone is currently in India for the next 3 weeks engaging youth and local artists with Hip Hop as a means to bring about conflict resolution.  Here are some pictures of his travels thus far:

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For more recap pics of day 1 click here.

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Spring ’14 Photo Recap

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Here’s a glimpse into our travels throughout the 2014 Spring academic semester, including our engagements at Stonehill College, Boston University, Clarke University, SW Minnesota State University, Nichols College, Delaware State University, South Dakota State University, Rippon College, the 2014 NACA Northern Plains Regional Conference and the One Mic Worldwide Hip Hop Festival presented by the Kennedy Center.  Click here to see Part 1 of the recap.