“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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CAN I KICK IT? / 5.23 / feat Black Belt Jones starring Jim Kelly

This guy’s style was unmatched and this movie ranks among one of the most iconic films.  We’re happy to announce this month’s featured presentation will be Black Belt Jones starring the iconic Jim Kelly.  For more info/RSVP click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? at Linfield College

If you’re in Oregon we’ll be conducting a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? Linfield College this Sunday at 6PM, featuring Master of the Flying Guillotine.  The event is free and open to the public.

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“Bones” T-Shirt

Check out our “Bones” T-Shirt.  To customize and purchase click here.

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“Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” Tote Bag

Check out our “Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” Tote Bag.  To customize and purchase click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ Interview by Geek Soul Brother

Salute to Lakita at Geek Soul Brother for the coverage and props to Ja’Mon for the connect!  To read the interview click here.

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“Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” Pillow

Something new for lifestyle – check out our “Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” pillow.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 4.25 / feat ONG BAK 2

Join us for this month’s CAN I KICK IT? as we screen the cult contemporary classic Ong Bak 2 starring muy Thai star Tony Jaa / Tues. Apr. 25th / @SongByrdDC / 6 – 10 pm / No Cover / Happy Hour Specials / Sounds by @DJ2ToneJones / For info click here.

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#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS

#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS / CAN I KICK IT? / Tues. Apr. 25th @SongByrdDC / feat ONG BAK 2 / 6-10pm/ #NoCover / For info click here.

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“Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” Tri-blend T-Shirt

Check out our “Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” Tri-blend T-shirt inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? screening series.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Kung Fu Wildstyle Kickoff / Recap

Dope night all around.  Good people (Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan are the coolest), fly art, and an ill film.  To check out the full recap click here.

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ Marketing Internship

Our Marketing Intern (MI) 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.  To learn more/apply click here.

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“Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” Women’s T-shirt

Check out our “Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” women’s T-shirt inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? screening series.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Kung Fu Wildstyle / Recap coming soon

Props to all of those involved, everyone who attended and the heads who helped spread the word about the Kung Fu Wildstyle Kickoff on Saturday at Hyphen. A full recap is coming soon.

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Kung Fu Wildstyle Kickoff presented by SHAOLIN JAZZ

In the spirit of the upcoming Kung Fu Wildstyle art exhibition, by Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan, we’re pleased to announce that SHAOLIN JAZZ has been asked to conduct a special edition of CAN I KICK IT?, where we’ll be screening the 1970’s classic 5 Fingers of Death.  The kickoff event will take place at Hyphen DC on Saturday April 1st from 8 pm – 12 am (screening starts at 9:30 pm).  For more info/RSVP click here.

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“Wheel of Death” – Sweatshirt by SHAOLIN JAZZ

Check out our “Wheel of Death” sweatshirt inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? screening series.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 3.28 / Screening Double Impact

Van Damme’s got an plethora of contemporary cult martial arts classics and this film is one of the illest.  Join us Tues March 28th as we screen Double Impact, from 6 – 10 pm, at Songbyrd.  For more info or to RSVP click here.

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“Shaolin Chessboxing & Jazz Club” – T-shirt

Rest easy in our “Shaolin Chessboxing & Jazz Club” hoodie.  This particular concept was developed for fans and supporters of SHAOLIN JAZZ.  To customize and purchase click here.

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#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS

This month’s CAN I KICK IT? is going to be a good look.  For info/RSVP click here.

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“Shaolin Chessboxing & Jazz Club” – T-shirt

Check out our newest design “Shaolin Chessboxing & Jazz Club.”  This particular concept was developed for fans and supporters of SHAOLIN JAZZ.  To customize and purchase click here.

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Where Does Hip-Hop Meet Jazz? / Univ of Texas – Arlington

Today, if you’re in or have friends/fam in Arlington, TX, we’re pleased to announce that, courtesy of the University of Texas – Arlington Multicultural Affairs Office, we’ll be conducting both our multimedia presentation “Where Does Hip-Hop Meet Jazz?” followed up by SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE (DJ Edition).  For more information click here.

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We got Stickers

Who wants a sticker?  To learn more click here.

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Interview via Songbyrd DC

Props to the good people at Songbyrd for the SHAOLIN JAZZ press.  We dish on the beginnings of SHAOLIN JAZZ, CAN I KICK IT?, and the DC art and music scene.  To check out the read click here.

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“CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red” Tote Bag

Check out our latest design “CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red,” a design inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? monthly screening event (fusing classic martial arts movies with live music).  Customize and purchase your tote bag here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ / Recap / West Virginia State University

Our two days of programming at West Virginia State University (an HBCU and our first college/university engagement of 2017) turned out to be one of our best experiences at a college or university, to date.  The town has crazy hidden cultural gems and the school has this chill familial vibe.  For the full recap click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 2.28 / feat Master of the Flying Guillotine

This month, Tues. Feb. 28th at Songbyrd, we’ll be screening a true influencer in the genre of martial arts movies: Master of the Flying Guillotine.  Now, I say this movie is an influencer because this particular film serves as the inspiration for the iconic video game and film series juggernaut “Street Fighter.”  For more info and to RSVP click here.

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“CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red” Women’s T-Shirt

Check out our latest design “CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red,” a design inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? monthly screening event (fusing classic martial arts movies with live music).  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Jan. 2017 / Recap

I can’t front, our first CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 was better than we expected.  Lots of new faces in the place and we’ve successfully hurdled our tech…hurdles.  Props to everyone who attended, shouts to all of those who spread the word, and thanks again to Songbyrd for their continued support.  We’ve got a major CAN I KICK IT? announcement coming in the next two months so stayed tuned and please join us for our next CAN I KICK IT? on Tues. Feb. 28th where we’ll be screening the martial arts classic The Flying Guillotine.   For more recap pics click.

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“CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red”

Check out our latest design “CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red,” a design inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? monthly screening event (fusing classic martial arts movies with live music).  To customize and purchase click here.

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“Ethiopia in Africa” – Tote Bag

Inspired by our travels to Addis Ababa, check out our “Ethiopia in Africa” Tote Bag.  Shop here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ at West Virginia State Univ

Pleased to announce that we’ll be conducting our programming Thurs. Feb. 2 – Fri Feb.3 at West Virginia State Univ. If you’re in that area or know someone who is, spread the word and come thru.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 1.24 / feat Police Story starring Jackie Chan

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Its 2017 so its only right that we start the new year with a banger, so join us for the first CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 on Tuesday January 24th at Songbyrd as we screen Police Story starring the legendary Jackie Chan.  We’re also pleased to announce that this month’s pop-up shop will feature Dora Lee Designs.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

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#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS

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#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS / Join us for our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 / feat Police Story starring Jackie Chan / Tues. Jan. 24 / at Songbyrd / To RSVP click here.

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“Judah” T-Shirt

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Check out our “Judah” design which was inspired by our trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  To customize and purchase click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 12.27 / feat The Chinese Connection starring Bruce Lee

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Its the last CAN I KICK IT? of 2016 so we had to go big with the legend Bruce Lee and we’re screening one of his most action-packed films – The Chinese Connection.   And to add to the experience we’ll also be featuring local lifestyle brand Lost Queens.  To RSVP click here.

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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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