The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest


The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest, which is an extension of the notable SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber music project (an artful fusion of jazz instrumentals and hip-hop acappellas) 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, guidelines, and prizes click Read the rest of this entry

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


Join us Thurs. Sept 25th, 8p-12am, at Marvin DC for the fourth edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “Drunken Master and “Black Belt Jones.”  To RSVP click here and for more visuals click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel (Fall/Winer 2014 / Part 1)

dream_girls_nyc_logosWelcome to Part 1 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Fall/Winter Photo Shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel.

The Fall/Winter shoot  finds the girls enjoying NYC mainstays, as they did in Part 1, with those experiences helping to inspire the moves they make, later,  in Part 2.

Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), Dyesha Hicks, Melanie J.B. Charles, Boshia Rae-Jean, Whitney Brown, and Laura Weyl.

Scene: “Coffee Shop Vibes”

IMG_3083model: dyesha hicks / hoodie: bones

IMG_3099model: laura weyl / t-shirt: shapes

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ Marketing Internship

mkt_intern_creative2We at SHAOLIN JAZZ are searching for a Marketing Intern (MI) to assist with our college/university marketing efforts.

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. This internship is an unpaid position.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 8.28 / Screening “Blood Sport” and “Shaolin vs Lama”


Bus Stop Ad_vandamme copyJoin us Thurs. August 28th, 8p-12am, at Marvin DC for the third edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “Blood Sport and “Shaolin vs Lama.”  To RSVP click here and for additional visual click Read the rest of this entry



Not just another pretty face, Shirley is OFFICIAL in the fashion trend scene and I pretty much love Black women with English accents.  Check her out.

CAN I KICK IT? / June Recap



I know I’m late with this one but wanted to post despite our next CAN I KICK IT? event being this Thurs 7.24.  Props to Madison Davenport (PR), CMR for promo, and shouts to everyone that attended.  For more pics from our first event click Read the rest of this entry

J DILLA Exhibition at Smithsonian in 2016


I, along with the other the other attendees, first heard the announcement at this year’s DC Loves Dilla event and was blown away.  Its dope to see how far hip-hop has come in getting honored and properly archived like jazz.  Below is an excerpt from the official press release from the Smithsonian:

“The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture announces the donation of significant artifacts from the family of award-winning hip-hop artist and producer, James “J Dilla” Yancey. The items will be part of the museum’s growing arts and entertainment collection designed to explore how popular music helped shape the nation’s history and culture politically and socially. The announcement was made July 17 during the annual “DC Loves Dilla” tribute concert at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. Other musicians featured in the museum’s popular-music collection range from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne to Chuck Berry, George Clinton/Parliament Funkadelic and Chuck D. Items from these and similar collections will be used in the “Musical Crossroads” exhibition, one of 11 inaugural exhibitions on view when the museum opens in 2016.”

For the entire read click here.


AI is my favorite player

Allen Iverson is hands down my favorite basketball player, so when I came across this gem I had to post.

The funny thing is is that when I was going to Hampton Univ. I got a chance to see him play maybe a year or so before he went to Georgetown Univ and the stuff he was doing on those courts on campus was WAY iller than what’s in these highlights, sans breaking Michael Jordan’s ankles.


SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 3 / Photo Recap




Welcome to the third and final set of recap photos 2-Tone took during his three week trip to India via the Next Level program initiated by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill Department of Music and the US State Department.

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