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CAN I KICK IT? / “The New Legend of Shaolin” / Recap

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The weather is finally starting to break and the turnout for our most recent CAN I KICK IT? certainly reflected that, along with a pretty expansive promotion and marketing effort.  There’s not too much that beats a 70 degree Spring evening in DC and “The New Legend of Shaolin” had attendees locked from the opening scene and Jet Lei’s kid co-star, 9 year-old Xie Mao (Tze Miu), provided a surprising boost with dynamic martial arts skills that rivaled his adult co-stars.

Props to everyone that attended; salute to Marvin for hosting, special shouts to our amazing bartender Alyssa, Madison Davenport PR, Som Records, and Palace 5ive , DSE Live – our media partners, and thanks to TC, 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 May 26th.  For more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 3 / Photo Recap

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Welcome to the third and final set of recap photos 2-Tone took during his three week trip to India via the Next Level program initiated by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill Department of Music and the US State Department.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 2 / Photo Recap

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2-Tone and his Next Level team are now in Kolkata.  To check out pics of week 2 click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 1 / Live Performance

Video recap courtesy of Next Level (#SHAOLINJAZZinINDIA).

SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Week 1 / Photo Recap

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For more Week 1 pics of 2-Tone in India (#SHAOLINJAZZinINDIA) click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Day 1 / Video Recap

Video recap courtesy of Next Level (#SHAOLINJAZZinINDIA).

 

SHAOLIN JAZZ in India / Day 1 / Photo Recap

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Day 1 of 2-Tone’s travels in India (#SHAOLINJAZZinINDIA).  For more pics click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ – Art by Aniekan Udofia

DJ 2-Tone Jones and I have been working with artist Aniekan Udofia since about 2000.  From exhibiting his works at our monthly art show (the now defunct Artz $ Craftz), to us three being three of the founding members of the creative group AM Radio, we’ve worked on numerous projects together so it was a no-brainer to integrate Aniekan’s talents into SHAOLIN JAZZ.

For his part in the project we simply told Aniekan to develop a visual interpretation of SHAOLIN JAZZ which he did to a T.  Below are the remaining works (which were exhibited in their entirety at our NYC Listening Party) which are for sell – $30.00 (USD) with FREE SHIPPING.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping (domestic and international).  Payments are accepted via PayPal: art_vs_commerce@yahoo.com and direct questions to the same email (SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY)NOTE: Please indicate painting of purchase via item number and color (ex. SJ001 – Orange, NYC Black + Green), all paintings are 1 of 1, spray paint on canvas, and all sales are FINAL.  

SJ001 – Orange, NYC Black + Green (16×20) – $30

SJ002 – Grey, NYC Red + Black (16×20) – $30

SJ003 – Pink, NYC Green (16×20) – $30

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – Art – coming soon…

SHAOLIN JAZZ – Art – courtesy of Aniekan UdofiaAVAILBLE NOW!

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The Video

Check out this piece where 2-Tone and I discuss the origins along with the whys and hows of SHAOLIN JAZZ.  Shouts to Roddy Rod for shooting and editing and of course Logan Mills Walters whose album cover art served as inspiration for this project – see here.