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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? – Dragon Style

CAN I KICK IT? – Dragon Style our newest design developed to further brand SHAOLIN JAZZ’s most exciting and innovative engagement CAN I KICK IT? – an event where SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones creates a live soundtrack to classic martial arts and actions movies using his turntables – giving every scene or every other scene its own music.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / 10.31.19

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be conducting another special Halloween edition of CAN I KICK IT? featuring the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Thurs. Oct. 31st (Halloween Night), at Songbyrd DC.

Music starts at 6:30 PM and the movie starts at 7:30 PM,  with the film being shown on both floors.  Drink specials and Songbyrd’s full dinner menu will be available.

For more info/RSVP 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.

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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CAN I KICK IT? / feat PREDATOR / 9.1.19

If you’ve been to one our CAN I KICK IT? screenings then you’ve got a very good idea of how we plan to reshape the O.G. version of the late 80’s sci-fi/action classic PREDATOR starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse “The Body” Ventura.

Join us this Sunday Sept 1st at Creative Alliance.  The movie starts at 7:30 PM.

For more info and tickets click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Recap

As our first CAN I KICK IT?, featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, outside of the U.S. – Vancouver definitely “got it” and the good-times ensued.  The location, which was an historic outdoor plaza called Van Art Gallery North Plaza, felt like home with it being similar to Freedom Plaza (back in D.C.), with its smooth stone surfaces, ledges, and steps, which was also home to the city’s skateboarders.  Insert some great food trucks and popcorn and we were ready to go!

In addition to the movie, scores of attendees, both young and old, enjoyed our makers-station where you could create your piece of art using a stencil (turntable, ninja, boom-box, or Bruce Lee) and spray paint.  We love employing the makers-station whenever possible so people can participate in the event and have a meaningful and tangible memory of our experience.

And what’s a CAN I KICK IT? event without live demos, so the DVBIA brought in Shape Shifter Studio who not only conducted BBoy workshops, which got the crowd dancing, but also excited the audience with amazing BBoy exhibitions.  We, in-turn, reached out to Lions MMA who sent two of their most celebrated members Kia and Sean who rocked attendees with a spirited power-driven demo.

Thank you to the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association for bringing us out, props to both Shape Shifter Studio and Lions MMA for conducting the workshops and exhibitions, and salute to everyone who attended, especially those who’ve been longtime SHAOLIN JAZZ supporters.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Last Dragon / 8.14.19

We hope that you can join us this Weds. Aug. 14th for our final CAN I KICK IT? of Hudson River Parks’ Hudson RiverFlicks outdoor series where we’re pleased to feature the 80’s classic The Last Dragon starring Taimak and Vanity.

P.U.D.G.E will get things started with a DJ set starting at 7 PM and the movie will start around 8:30 PM.

For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat KILL BILL Vol. 1 / Recap

Our CAN I KICK IT? screening of KILL BILL Vol. 1 at The Cary Theater, in Cary, NC. proved to be one for the books.  We enjoyed a nearly sold-out show and received one of the warmest receptions to date from attendees who were thrilled to discuss various stand-out moments of theirs from our remixed/live soundtrack version of the cult classic film.

Thank you to The Cary Theater for both bringing us out and for their generous hospitality, props to everyone who helped spread the word, and a huge thanks to everyone who attended and shared their positive sentiments.  We certainly hope that we can come to the town of Cary and The Cary Theater.

For our next CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be in Vancouver, Wed. Aug. 7th, featuring 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  For more info click here.

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