37th Chamber Vinyl Release Party Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the vinyl release party for our first music project: SHAOLIN JAZZ The 37th Chamber.

As hip hop heads from day one, vinyl holds a lot of weight, namely because hip hop was created by DJs, so for us to have our own wax is something that we hold in the highest regard.

And for those of you who came out, shared what we’re doing, bought our merch, or gave us words of encouragement; the love from our community – our friends and family, is always much appreciated, but these days, it means that much more.

Thank you to Byrdland Records (they have some copies of the vinyl) for hosting and thank you to El Silencio for providing their artisan mezcal.

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CAN I KICK IT? x WHINO / feat. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service / Recap

And here’s to more good times.

Thanks to everyone who attended our Nov. CIKI? feat “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”

The James’ came thru, of course the food and beverages, and the Aston also pulled up.

See you on Dec, 12.16.21, for “Live or Let Die,” starring Roger Moore. For more info and tickets click here.

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ – Album Cover Design Contest Winner (2021): Pierre Bonnet

We’d like to introduce you to the winner of this year’s SHAOLIN JAZZ Album Cover Design Contest: Pierre Bonnet.

Thank you to all of the designers who submitted work and thank you to everyone who attended our SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition that was a part of DC Design Week’s opening reception which featured Pierre’s and the other submissions.

To check out the other works click

Designer: Xena Brar

Designer: Brody Rose
Design: Peter Van Allen

DCDW POP-UP BLOCK PARTY at The Brookland Arts Walk

We’ll have our SHAOLIN JAZZ Merch(andise) available for your this Fri. Oct. 8th at DC Design Week’s Pop-Up Block Party.

Check us out 10.8.21, at the Brookland Arts Walk, with other DC area brands, from 6-10 PM.

For more info click here.


Our 10 year anniversary continues to shine and surprise and the event that we did for DC Design Week’s opening party was nothing short of both.

Much appreciated to DC Design Week for bringing us back, props to everyone who attended, and we have to give a super strong shout-out and thank you to Kojo Boateng for all of the heavy lifting to make this happen.

We’ll be back with DC Design Week this Fri. Oct. 8th with our merch at their Pop-Up Block Party. For more info click here.

And to check out the full recap click

CAN I KICK IT? x Eaton Workshop / feat. KILL BILL Vol. 2 / Recap

And just like that, we flipped KILL BILL Vol. 2 to close out our CIKI? series as a part of Eaton Workshop and Wu-Tang Clan’s “Rise Above Residency.”

Thank you to Eaton Workshop for bringing us out, shouts to Wu-Tang Clan for the nod (getting the “OK” to use Wu-Tang’s logo was iLL), and salute to everyone who attended.

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DC Design Week Opening Party with SHAOLIN JAZZ

Join us this Friday, Oct 1st, at Eaton Workshop, as we celebrate the launch of DC Design Week and 10 years of SHAOLIN JAZZ.

We’ll be providing the visuals and beats, PLUS a drink ‘n draw, and a pop-up exhibition of selected SHAOLIN JAZZ works.

The event is free and open to the public, goes from 7-10 PM, and to RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? x Eaton Workshop / feat KILL BILL Vol. 1 / Recap

Good times at our CIKI? screening of KILL BILL Vol. 1, as a part of the Eaton Workshop x Wu-Tang Clan “Rise Above Residency.”

Starting with the venue, Eaton’s Crystal Room gave us more than what we expected: crystal clear sound (pun intended), spacious and comfortable seating, and three screens so you’ve got the movie almost everywhere you looked.

And despite the rain you all came through and supported to the fullest (shouts to all of our friends and fam in the building) – practically giving us a packed house.

Our final CAN I KICK IT? screening of the residency is tomorrow , so if you attended we hope you to see you back, and if you didn’t make it we hope you can come thru!

Thank you to Eaton Workshop for bringing us, shouts to Wu-Tang for your interest and the nod, and props to everyone who attended. We’ll see you soon!

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CAN I KICK IT? x Eaton Workshop feat KILL BILL Vol. 2

Join us tomorrow, 9.29.21, for our next CAN I KICK IT? featuring KILL BILL Vol. 2 as we close out the the Wu-Tang Clan x Eaton Workshop’s Rise Above Residency.

This edition of CIKI? will take place this Wed Sept 29th at Eaton Workshop’s Crystal Room / 8 PM EST.

Space is limited so reserve your seats now and for more info and to RSVP click the link here.

Following the screening, join us, Eaton, and Wu-Tang affiliates for a Killa Bees Kickback at Allegory, Eaton’s speakeasy, which will debut it’s special Wu-Tang inspired cocktail/mocktail menu.

See you there!

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE at Wild Days / Recap

Last Weds was such a vibe.

It felt great conducting SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE, which we haven’t done in a minute, and judging by how many of you came and the responses for those who attended that energy was accepted and given back.

We’d like to thank Eaton Workshop and Wild Days for hosting. And, as always, a huge big-ups to my brothers Sound of the City for blowing the roof off!

We’ve got more coming as a part of our 10 Year Anniversary programming, so stay tuned, and to check out the full recap click: