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

SHAOLIN JAZZ / LYFT / CAN I KICK IT?

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Lyft is 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.

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.

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 Read the rest of this entry

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