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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.

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#WHEREISBENRICHARDS

The hashtag says it all.  See you at our next CAN I KICK IT? / Tues Sept 24th at Songbyrd / Music at 6:30 PM / Movie at 7:30 PM.
For more info/RSVP 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.

For the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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 The Last Dragon / Recap

Our final CAN I KICK IT?, of the Hudson River Parks’ Hudson RiverFlicks outdoor screening series, couldn’t have been more hip-hop (from its early beginnings), an exercise in resourcefulness, or DIY.

The passing weather made it impossible for us to conduct the screening at the designated location, so the team at Hudson River Parks had a plan B: take an empty hanger/warehouse space that they never activate that had only 1 working light, bring in a generator for power, use one of the exposed bring walls for a screen, open up the garage doors, and bring chairs and the A/V equipment.  The result was a uniquely memorable experience that was intensified by a raw space in New York.  Classic.

The only downside were the people who could not make it due to our quick location change as well as those who were unfortunately turned away, as we reached our 200 max capacity very early.

We’ve had an incredibly fun run with the two CAN I KICK IT? screenings that we were fortunate to conduct as apart of Hudson River Parks’ series and we’re hopeful to come back next year.

Thanks again to Hudson River Parks for bringing us, props to everyone who helped, salute to everyone who spread the word, and thank you to everyone who attended.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Big Trouble in Little China / 8.23.19

Big Trouble in Little China is one of our most requested films and if you’re in the Milwaukee area we’d like to invite to our next CAN I KICK IT? screening featuring that classic as apart of the Marcus Center’s Peck Flicks series.

The screening will take place next Fri Aug 23rd at the Peck Pavilion, the movie starts around 7:15 PM, and its a free event.

For additional info 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? / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) / 8.7.19

We’re pleased to announce that this Wed. Aug. 7th we’re finally bringing CAN I KICK IT? to international waters and will be conducting a special edition of it in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) as apart of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association’s Summer Movie Nights programming.

The featured film will be the live action 2014 version of the 90’s cartoon classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with the screening taking place at the Van Art Gallery North Plaza.

DJ 2-Tone will set the vibe at 7 PM, followed up by Bboy workshops and exhibitions by Shape Shifter Studio, and a martial arts demo by Lion MMA around 8:30 PM.  The movie will start around 8:40 PM.

For additional info click here.