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
Salute to everyone that attended our listening parties in DC and NYC. Its always a fresh and humbling experience to meet those that dig the project. Thanks to Songbyrd (DC) and The Reed Space (NYC) for hosting and thanks also to everyone that helped to make them happen. We certainly appreciate your support. For more recap pics Read the rest of this entry
We’ve got tons going on with Byrd Over Staten dropping but we always like to keep our imprint on NYC so we’ll be doing a listening party in New York this Sunday Nov. 29th courtesy of the good people at the Reed Space (LES). Its 4-7pm and we’ll have some of our SHAOLIN JAZZ art on display as well as our SHAOLIN JAZZ multimedia video package. To RSVP click here.
In 2011 we released a 3-song EP entitled The Gil Scott Suite, a tribute to the late Gil Scott Heron. Now, we’re pleased to announce the next edition to the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series: Byrd Over Staton; an EP dedicated to the works of the late iconic Jazz musician and teacher, Donald Byrd. As with all previous releases, Byrd Over Staten is a conceptual project in which select songs and breaks from Donald Byrd’s vast collection of music are fused with lyrics and sound bites from the legendary Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan.
To listen to the first single entitled Love & Heat click here.
*Album cover art by Logan Mills Walters
I was first introduced to the art of photography while at Howard university. While there I was surrounded with friends also interested in the arts. After discussing our dreams and aspirations to do what we saw in the magazines, we decided to start doing our own photo shoots. From that point on I was hooked on the idea of capturing the beautiful things around me with my camera.
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Gearing up for my next DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition in NYC and things are shaping up nicely. Props to the Bishop Gallery (Brooklyn) for once again hosting the show and this year’s lineup of photographers are nothing short of amazing.
This photo (random dude happened to be looking at the marquee as Chris was shooting) says a lot in terms of how far SHAOLIN JAZZ has come as well as the many things we have yet to accomplish. Thanks to all of those that attended and thanks to Steve Zahn (BB King Blues – NYC) for reaching out to 2-Tone and I about doing a show, thanks to Sound of the City (Biscuit, Dre King, and Chooky) for another strong performance (they had actually performed at BB King’s a week before backing another group), Alexis (Madison Davenport), Chris Carr (Eat the Cake NYC) for another series of stellar photos, and Soul 1 for the hospitality. And, oh yeah, Large Professor came through and was impressed…