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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Bloodfist starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson / 10.23.18

On Tues Oct 23rd join us for our next CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening the ultimate cult classic martial arts film “Bloodfist” starring one of the most celebrated martial artists in the world: Don “The Dragon” Wilson, at Songbyrd DC, 6 – 10 PM, and to RSVP/Info click here.

 

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Born Invincible / 8.28.18

This month join us on Tues August 28th at Songbyrd, for our next CAN I KICK IT? as we screen a the martial arts cult classic Born Invincible starring Carter Wong.  And you can now enjoy CAN I KICK IT? in all three rooms (upstairs and downstairs) of Songbyrd.

To RSVP/more info click here.

CAN I KICK IT? at Made in Hong Kong Film Festival / Recap

Our summer continues to shine and its been an absolute blessing for SHAOLIN JAZZ to have been granted these opportunities.

Our CAN I KICK IT? screening at the Freer/Sackler Gallery’s (The Smithsonian) Made in Hong Kong Film Festival was, from start to finish, nothing short of a good time.  2-Tone not only rocked the opening reception (which included live Martial Arts demonstrations, curated food and cocktails) but, immediately after the reception he proceeded downstairs to setup for and rock our screening, to a maximum capacity crowd, of the Shaw Bros’ 80’s classic Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu.

This event represented a couple of firsts for us, in that not only was this our first time conducting CAN I KICK IT? in a film festival, but that this was our first time (and hopefully not our last) rocking for a standing room only crowd.

Thanks to Tom and his team at the Freer/Sackler for once again bringing us back for another event, props to everyone who helped spread the word, special shouts to Ja’Mon for helping to hold down the merch table as well as shooting, and thanks to everyone who attended.  Your support is very much appreciated.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Golden Child / Recap

Our last Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? screening featuring The Golden Child, despite it being cut short due to rain, was more than memorable.  The story starts with this event being (or supposed to at least) a make-up for our screening of the same movie, which also got rained out on its original date!

Add to that that it rained earlier on Tues which begged the questioned, would we still be able to do it?  We received a wave of inquiries via social media and email asking if we’d still be conducting the screening, especially with it being our last and The Golden Child being a favorite for a lot of people.  Lo and behold, we ended up getting the green light from the DowntownDC BID and to our excitement we were greeted by over 200 eager attendees.

And in our effort to not disappoint, 2-Tone spun one of his best sets, DowntownDC BID surprised guests with free ice-cream, and everyone got a sample of the high impact Jiu Jitsu (martial arts) demonstration from Darcio Lira Jiu Jitsu.  Thanks to our Jay Coleman for setting that up!

Thanks again to the DowntownDC BID for bringing us back for another run, props to Darcio Lira Jiu Jitsu for the demo, shouts to our cadre of media partners who helped spread the word about this year’s festivities, and special thanks to everyone who attended.  We certainly hoped you enjoyed the events as much as we enjoyed giving them and we look forward to seeing everyone as we’re back home at Songbyrd DC for our monthly CAN I KICK IT? events.  That being said, catch us there Tues. July 24th for the screening of Under Siege.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Romeo Must Die / Recap

We’re halfway thru our outdoor series and its great to see how, each week, the crowds continue to grow, in addition to how diverse the crowds are from literally every category of demographic.  Age, sex, ethnicity, religion, etc…these events are a testament to how art, not to mention a good time, can bring people together, from all walks of life.

Thank you to everyone who attended (including those who participated in the 90’s costume contest), thanks to DJ Miss H.E.R for setting the tone, and shouts to our media partners.

We look forward to seeing everyone next Tues. July 10 for Jean Claude Van-Damme’s breakout movie Bloodsport.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Rumble in the Bronx / Recap

We strive to bring you truly unique experiences, with our SHAOLIN JAZZ engagements, and with this year’s Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? outdoor series we’ve not only expanded the number and styles of DJs to open before select movies, but we also wanted to curate a range of martial arts demonstrations featuring a range of styles.  And at this past Tuesday’s CAN I KICK IT? we were proud to feature, to even bigger crowd of attendees, the the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as those who spread the word, and we hope to see you next Tues June 19 as we bring you Eddie Murphy’s iconic martial arts – comedy, The Golden Child.

DJ P.U.D.G.E open things up at 7:30 PM, along with games and activities provided by DPR with the movie starting around 8:45 PM.

For more info/RSVP click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Shogun Assassin / Recap

Now that we’re screening CAN I KICK IT? on both floors of Songbyrd (three screens in total) we’ve been able to amplify the experience via more space for attendees along with benefiting from the sound system from Songbyrd’s first floor.

Thanks for everyone who attended and spread the word and thanks to Songbyrd for hosting.

We’re taking a short break in June with us again conducting CAN I KICK IT? outdoors, in partnership with the DowntownDC BID, at Freedom Plaza, so we hope everyone can attend.  The outdoor versions, due to the huge scale, take our experience to another level and should not be missed.  They take place every Tues from June 5 – July 10, so be sure to check out the schedule here.

Beyond that, we’ll back at Songbyrd on Tues July 24 where we’ll be screening Steven Seagal’s classic Under Siege.

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CAN I KICK IT? Returns to Freedom Plaza

We’re pleased to announce that we’re back this summer, partnering with the DowntownDC BID to conduct CAN I KICK IT? outdoors for their Summer Flicks series.  This year we’ll back at Freedom Plaza and we’re excited to inform everyone that we’ll be adding more dates this time going from June 5th – July 10th and screening classics such as The Karate Kid, Kung Fu Hustle, and Bloodsport.

We look forward to seeing you there and for more info and to RSVP click here.

“Save Me Nancy”

Check out “Save Me Nancy” the first single from our forthcoming SHAOLIN JAZZ album “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” which drops tomorrow.  Stay tuned…

#nancymeetghost / 5.8.18

A quick reminder that our next project Nancy Meet Ghost, drops this Tues. May 8th and, if you’re in New York, our NYC Listening Party is next Thurs. at Basquiat’s Bottle from 6 – till.  For info click here.