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CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM / feat “The Street Fighter / 4.4.20

As we continue to deal with and adapt to a new, yet temporary, day-to-day, we’ve been exploring and, after some lengthy trouble-shooting, found a way to live stream CAN I KICK IT? that we’re calling CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM.

CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM will bring our unique movie watching experience to you at home and beyond, which you can view at http://www.shaolinjazz.com.

That being said, join us next Saturday April 4th as we bring you the 1970’s classic “The Street Fighter” starring the iconic Sonny Chiba.

We get the film started at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST and for additional info click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat “Tango & Cash” / 1.28.20

Join us, Tues Jan 28th, for our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2020 back home in DC at Songbyrd Music House for a special screening of the late 80’s buddy cop movie “Tango & Cash” starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.

We’re back with our original schedule with the music starting at 6:30 and the movie starting at 7:30.  For additional info and RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Black Belt Jones / 1.11.20

CAN I KICK IT? is back for 2020 at Creative Alliance and in the spirit of starting the year off right we’re bringing you one of the most iconic martial arts movies featuring one of the most iconic martial artists: Black Belt Jones starring Jim Kelly.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the mafia wants to takeover the property of an African American karate school owned by the legendary Papa Byrd and Black Belt Jones, a friend of Byrd’s, is called to fend-off the mob and its henchmen through his unique style of martial arts.  Black Belt Jones is a true blaxploitation martial arts classic that you won’t want to miss.

For more info and tickets click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Fist of The North Star / 11.26.19

Join us, Tues Nov 26th at Songbyrd, for our annual anime CAN I KICK IT? film, where this year we’re featuring the late 80’s classic Fist of The North Star.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a nuclear war, the story centers on a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, which gives him the ability to kill most adversaries from within through the use of the human body’s secret vital points.

DJ 2-Tone gets things started at 6:30 PM and the movie starts around 7:30.  For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Enter The Dragon / 11.21.19

CAN I KICK IT? returns, next Thurs. Nov. 21st, to Creative Alliance (Baltimore) for another exciting night of Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Rare Grooves and more as we screen Bruce Lee’s legendary film Enter The Dragon.

We start the movie at 7 PM, tickets are $12 for general admission and $9 for members (+$3 at the door).

For more info and tickets click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat BLADE / Recap

There’s a great deal of enjoyment when a client wants you to be apart of their programming, but it feels even better when that same client wants to bring you back and this certainly was the case with The Kennedy Center who asked us to be apart of the launch festival for their new state-of-the-art REACH Center – a new multipurpose venue designed to help artists bring their creative pursuits to life.

The entire festival is actually 2 weeks of programming (over 400 events) with our scheduled date featuring all hip-hop based performances and engagements from local DC acts such as Kokayi to national legends – De La Soul, all happening simultaneously which allowed for attendees to fully explore the REACH Center and its various studios, multimedia spaces, and world-class works of art.

And despite all that was happening, which included DJ sets by Bobbito Garcia and workshops by Words, Beats, and Life, we held down a capacity crowd for our screening of the 90’s classic BLADE starring Wesley Snipes.  Add to that a continuous line out of the door and a visit of our screening by hip-hop legend Q-Tip, who The Kennedy Center appointed as its first Artistic Director of Hip Hop Culture.

Thanks to The Kennedy Center for bringing us back and thank you to everyone who attended.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat BLADE / 9.14.19

Our good friends at The Kennedy Center have tapped us to be apart of the launch festival for their new state-of-the-art REACH Center – a new venue designed to help artists bring their creative pursuits to life.

And for this edition of CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be featuring the 90’s classic BLADE starring Wesley Snipes.

Unfortunately tickets for our night are sold-ou, but they do have them available for the range of additional events that they’ll be conducting starting on this Sat Sept 7th.

For info click here.

“The Future (part 1)”

Introducing our newest design – “The Future (part 1)” which is influenced by tomorrow and of what the future’s fonts might be fused with those of today, which ties back into our music projects where we’ve cleverly blended jazz classics with Wu-Tang acappellas.

“The Future (part 1)” is the latest in our two-part offerings where SHAOLIN JAZZ is used as iconography and or the backbone of the art.

To customize on a range of apparel and other goods click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Big Trouble in Little China / Recap

This summer has provided a lot of firsts for SHAOLIN JAZZ and our recent CAN I KICK IT? in Milwaukee is another welcome first to that list.

We were happy to be invited to be apart of the Marcus Center’s hugely popular “Peck Flicks” series which was located outdoors at their Peck Pavilion – an outdoor amphitheater.  And while Milwaukee has a pretty relaxed vibe, the attendees at our event were anything but, bringing a huge boost of energy from the opening scene with Egg-Chen.

Thank you to the Marcus Center for bringing us out, thanks to everyone who helped spread the word, and huge thanks to everyone who attended.

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