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.

SHAOLIN JAZZ 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 conduct SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – DJ Edition.  All of the events are free and open to the public and for additional info click here.

COLOR of SOUND / University of Maryland, Baltimore / Recap

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Our COLOR of SOUND Art Exhibition at the University of Maryland, Baltimore turned out to be one of our strongest presentations to date.  All of the works set on easels creating more than ample spacing which allowed attendees to freely engage the works – front to back.

Thanks to the United Students of African Descent and the university’s USGA for bringing us, all of the attendees, Madison Davenport PR, and the participating artists: Cee Love, Zsudayka Nzinga, VonDell Green, Brody Rose, Candace Fong, and Aniekan Udofia.

For the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / “Blood Sport” / Recap

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Had another great time at this month’s CAN I KICK IT? where we screened Jean Claude Van Damme’s debut flick “Blood Sport.”  The weather’s steadily getting better and Tues was a reflection of the warmer weather coming our way.

Thanks again to Marvin for hosting, special shouts to our amazing bartender Alyssa; shouts to Madison Davenport PR, Som Records, and Palace 5ive – our media partners, and thanks to Cherisse and Duane for the promotional lift.  Thanks also to Lyft – our transportation sponsor.

Stay tuned for our next CAN I KICK IT? which will be Tuesday April 28th.  For more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ Cultural Lecture / Excerpts

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In an effort to further educate people about our Cultural Lecture, a multimedia presentation 2-Tone and I conduct where we discuss, at various colleges and universities, the parallels and similarities between Jazz culture and Hip-Hop culture, we’ve decided to drop a series of visuals that highlight select excerpts from our presentation.  To the view the range click Read the rest of this entry

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

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Pretty amped for this next CAN I KICK IT? as I’m huge fan of this month’s flick “Blood Sport.”  To RSVP click here.

COLOR of SOUND / 3.27 / 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.  If you’re new to COLOR of SOUND the exhibition features art both inspired by SHAOLIN JAZZ and hip-hiop, jazz, and martial arts.  To see a video of a past exhibition click here.

The exhibition will take place Friday March 27th, 6pm-8pm, at SMC 621 W. Lombard St 2nd FL / Elm Room, music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, and complimentary Hor d’Oeurves, $4 donation with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Students of African Descent Club (USAD).

If you’re in the area or know someone that is, the event is open to the public and if you’re interested in exhibiting work check the link for the call-for-artists here.

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.

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / Informational Video

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.

CAN I KICK IT? / “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.  Salute to all of the attendees, Marvin for bringing us back, Shaw Bros Films for asking us to be apart of their re-emergence campaign, Madison Davenport PR, Som Records and Palace 5ive, and Lyft as our transportation sponsor.

Stay tuned for more as we’re now doing CAN I KICK IT? the fourth Tuesday of every month on Marvin’s upstairs deck.  For more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

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