The Plot the Industry panel by Creative Nomads was nothing short of dope. We dropped some gems and in-turn learned a great deal from our fellow panelists Deborah Bond and Kokayi. Props to @ComradesInArts for inviting having us on the panel and salute to all those that came. A thorough recap is forthcoming.
When Gio and Luke of Capitalbop first reached out to us about doing a panel discussion as part of their DC Jazzloft programming for the DC Jazzfest we were on-board from the jump. The two have been making impressive strides with events that provide a platform for young (and ahem experienced) jazz musicians to play, introduce the genre to a younger demographic, and bridge the gap between young and old.
June 9th’s event was no exception starting with a raw space that served as a canvas for each of our examples and stories to catalyze the next, and an esteemed group of panelists starting with our moderator Dr. William Smith (musician, producer, educator), and our panelists which included and Bobby Hill (producer, programmer, and host of “Thursday Night Jazz” and other programming on 89.3 FM WPFW), Kokayi (Grammy-nominated recording artist), and Keanna Faircloth (host of “Midday Jazz” on 89.3 FM WPFW). I’ve got to say that this has been one of our best panel discussions due ENTIRELY to the knowledgeable group listed above.
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- RELEASE DATE TBA: The release of a two track single featuring live tracks from the album – SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE.
- Saturday June 9th: A panel discussion hosted by Capitalbop during DC Jazzfest. For additional info click here.
- Monday June 25th: SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – the 1st ever live performance of tracks from the SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber album. which will place at the legendary Blues Alley. The performance will be led by DJ 2-Tone Jones, the co-creator of SHAOLIN JAZZ, backed by his fellow band members of Sound of the City along with special guest artists. For tickets click here.