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Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party / Recap

Whenever we do SHAOLIN JAZZ events in New York, its always love and our Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party was no different.  And despite us not having done an event in New York in a min, and some rain, the community (as in people walking in not knowing what was even taking place, but intrigued by our SHAOLIN JAZZ sign) in addition to family and friends – showed up making our listening party the kind of experience that we envisioned.

Thank you to Basquiat’s Bottle for hosting and all of your generosity, thank you to all of the artists who exhibited works giving our event that extra layer, much appreciated to everyone who attended, and props to everyone who helped spread the word.

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Sweet Nancy DC Listening Party / Recap

Last week’s DC Listening Party for our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album was the perfect mix of friends and family.  Thanks to everyone who attended, all of our media partners, and props to Diet Starts Monday for hosting.

If you’re in NYC we’ll be conducting our next Listening Party/Art Show Thurs May 10th in Brooklyn at Basquiat’s Bottle.  For the event info click here and to download the full album click here.

Sweet Nancy from Shaolin NYC Listening Party

And in addition to our DC Listening Party, we’re happy to announce that, in celebration of our upcoming Sweet Nancy from Shaolin music project, we’ll be conducting an NYC Listening Party/SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition (plus Artist Talk) in Brooklyn on Thurs. May 10th at Basquiat’s Bottle, 6 PM – Close, No Cover.  For additional info/RSVP click here.

Sweet Nancy from Shaolin DC Listening Party

We’re happy to announce that, in celebration of our upcoming Sweet Nancy from Shaolin music project, we’ll be conducting two listening parties (DC and NYC), the first of which will be in DC on Weds. May 2nd at Diet Starts Monday (located in the historic 14th & U street corridor), 7PM – 10PM, No Cover.  For additional info and to RSVP click here.

Waitin’ for Firewater

Today, we’re pleased to announce the drop of Waitin’ for Firewater, the second single from our forthcoming full length SHAOLIN JAZZ music project – Sweet Nancy from Shaolin where we fuse vocals and instrumentals from jazz great Nancy Wilson with acappellas from legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan.

In Waitin’ for Firewater we fuse the rap genius of legendary Wu-Tang member Raekwon the Chef with the wordplay wizardry of groundbreaking Bronx MC Big Pun (RIP).   To listen click here.

Stay tuned for the full length project which drops 5.8.18.

Large Professor / WHAT’S GOOD(?)

For those in the know, Large Professor’s name rings bells.  He’s the producer responsible for introducing Nas to the world, has had a hand in countless classics, including Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em by Eric B. & Rakim, Mecca & The Soul Brother from Pete Rock & CL Smooth, & Illmatic.

In this exclusive interview with SHAOLIN JAZZ (conducted by Myk Blauuw), he talks about his creative process, what it takes for a young artist to catch his attention, unreleased Nas demos, and a secret super producer group chat he’s in with other legends like Questlove.

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Sweet Nancy from Shaolin / 1st Single / “Save Me Nancy”

Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of our next SHAOLIN JAZZ music project – “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin,” a new project dedicated to the unsung and incomparable Nancy Wilson which features Ghostface Killah and the Wu-Tang Clan.

The full album drops 5.8.18 and in addition to today’s announcement we’re also dropping the first single entitled “Save Me Nancy.”  To listen click here.

Main Source Killed It at Songbyrd!

Main Source (Large Professor, Neek the Exotic, Joe Fatale), the revered rap group who introduced the world to Nas, blessed DC last Thurs with their classic show (at Songbyrd) performing hits, freestyles, in addition to treating our ears to new music as well as playing unreleased joints from the legendary Pete Rock.  Word.

And if that wasn’t enough, the show openers included North Carolina’s Raw Wattage, DC’s own J Scienide (peep that Ninja Vuitton and shouts to Kev Brown who performed with J) who was introduced by the iconic Bobbito Garcia.  But wait, legendary mixtape DJ DJ Doo Wop was also in attendance, and DJ 2-Tone Jones served as the resident DJ for everyone who performed.

No fakes.  No imitations.  Just straight classic raw.  And shouts to SHAOLens for the snaps.

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BizBash NYC 2017 – Recap

It was a lot of work from start to finish (we drove up to NYC immediately following CAN I KICK IT? Tues. night), but I must say that our first BizBash trade show (on Wed.) yielded success for us in a variety of ways.  If you’re unfamiliar with BizBash they’re one of America’s top sources for news, ideas and resources for event and meeting professionals, via their websites, web tools, and exhibitions.

BizBash NYC, which took place at the Jacob Javitz Center, gave us an opportunity to meet and network with a range of event specialists from brands and institutions such as Westin Hotels, NYU, and Viacom, where we, for six hours straight, got a chance to speak to them about our SHAOLIN JAZZ multimedia engagements.

We, for the most part, have conducted the majority of our engagements at colleges and universities and us exhibiting at BizBash is our first big push at developing business in the corporate space.

Despite only getting three hours of sleep and dealing with the grind of NYC morning and evening commuter traffic the show was more than worth it (we’ll be back) and to check out the recap click Read the rest of this entry

Kung Fu Wildstyle Opening / Recap

Dope night all around.  Good people (Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan are the coolest), fly art, and an ill film.  To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry