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Marked for Death – Recap

Our return to Songbyrd after our month long CAN I KICK IT? series at Freedom Plaza, had some minor hurdles (arrive early for seating), but was a good time.  We’re now downstairs, for the next few months, and Songbyrd’s performance space is a great fit allowing for people to chill out and enjoy the movie.

Thanks to everyone who attended, Sonbyrd for hosting, props to Efua’s Baby (pop-up shop), and salute to everyone who helped spread the word.

And if you missed this month be sure to check us out next month Aug. 22nd for Shaolin vs Ninja.

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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.

We more than appreciate the Downtown DC BID for wanting SHAOLIN JAZZ to conduct CAN I KICK IT? to help launch their Downtown Summer Flick series; we’d like to send an enormous bid of thanks to DC Music Download for their top tier PR support; thank you to our community and media partners: Lil SoSo Productions, 202creates, DC Funk Parade, Listen Local First DC, Zipcar, Boss Shepherd’s, Pret-A-Manger, the Mayor’s office on African American Affairs for their marketing and promotional support; props to everyone who’s helped to spread the word and shared their experience(s); and we cannot thank you enough to the individuals who’ve attended one, some, and, in some cases, all four screenings.

Keep in mind that we’ve still got more events and programming coming and this is just the first so stay tuned, and in the meantime for all SHAOLIN JAZZ info click here and to follow us on social media click: instagram, facebook, and twitter.

We, of course, have provided an event recap and to add to the experience we’ve added photos from attendees.  To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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

Interview via Songbyrd DC

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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.

CAN I KICK IT? / Jan 2017 / Recap

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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 Read the rest of this entry

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 have 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 The Lost Queens who’ll be doing a pop-up in Songbyrd’s record cafe.  For more details and to RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / Comic Book Style

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I designed a series of comic book style visuals when we screened Big Trouble in Little China and since they were so well received I decided to design another set for our screening of The Golden Child (Tues. Mar. 22nd at SongByrd).  To RSVP for our next CAN I KICK IT? click here and to view more of the visuals click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / 3.22.16 / Screening “The Golden Child”

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We’re pretty excited about this month’s CAN I KICK IT? as we’re bringing you “The Golden Child” starring Eddie Murphy.  We’ve also got a surprise for everyone at the end of this month’s event so RSVP here and we’ll see you there.

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