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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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CAN I KICK IT? at Made in Hong Kong Film Festival / 8.3.18

We’re pleased to announce that SHAOLIN JAZZ has been asked to close out the Freer Sackler Gallery’s Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, Fri Aug. 3rd, with a live DJ set by DJ 2-Tone Jones, starting at 5 PM, alongside a live martial arts demo, and a special CAN I KICK IT? screening at 7 PM feat Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu.

For additional info/RSVP click here.

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Kung Fu Hustle / Recap

Summer nights in DC are always live and when its a night for CAN I KICK IT? – that’s next level.

Kung Fu Hustle provided the perfect back-drop against a mild summer breeze, which. in addition to 2-Tone’s live score of the film, created our ideal atmosphere.

Thanks to everyone who attended, the DowntownDC BID, and our media partners and we’ll be back next Tues. July 3 for Romeo Must Die.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? feat Rumble in the Bronx / 6.12.18

The party continues…..join us, at Freedom Plaza, as we enter week #2 of our outdoors series, with DowntownDC BID, this Tues June 12 for our second film – Rumble in the Bronx starring martial arts action star Jackie Chan.

The evening gets started at 7:30 PM at Freedom Plaza with a capoeira demonstration by the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, in addition games and activities.  For more inf/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / 5.29.18 / feat Shogun Assassin

Next Tues (5.29.18) join us for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT? featuring Shogun Assassin (props to @GZA for putting this flick on the map), at Songbyrd Music House. You can now enjoy the movie both upstairs and downstairs, 6-10 PM, and No Cover.  For more info/RSVP click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / Smithsonian Anacostia / Recap

Our recent performance of SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE, which quickly became a standing-room-only event, was, hands-down, one of our top 3 best performances to date and the fact that we conducted it at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (in the heart of SE DC) to both kick-off their Jazz Appreciation Month programming as well as in conjunction with the opening of their new A Right to the City exhibition made it all the more special.

Thanks to Perry and Marcia for bringing us, thanks to Sound of the City (band) for again allowing us to realize our vision through your musical talents, and props to everyone who attended making it a truly memorable show in, by, and for the city.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Drunken Master / Recap

This past CAN I KICK IT? – serious good times.  No heavy recap on this one, but of course thanks to everyone who attended, Songbyrd for hosting, salute to everyone who reposted, and shouts to Lex and DAVIS for the onsite support.  Got things in development for our next event 3.20.18, so stay tuned here and @SHAOLINJAZZ.