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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / Informational Video

This is the first in a series of informational videos, we’re dropping, that provide more detail on as well as give a live glimpse into our SHAOLIN JAZZ engagements.  Shot and edited by Ralston Smith, SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE is one of our first signature engagements that brings to life our mixtape via a live performance of music from the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog.  The performance is led by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones who is backed by his fellow band members of the critically acclaimed Sound of the City band.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – BB Kings NYC (Recap)

bbking3This 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…

To download SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE tracks click here and for more recap photos click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – NYC Snapshots

bbking2Just wanted to drop some shots I took with my cell of our latest trip to NYC.  Very decent time and Large Professor came through?!  Word.  Actual photos coming soon.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE at B.B. King NYC – ePosters

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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE (DJ 2-Tone Jones backed by his band-mates from Sound of the City) will be performing at B.B. King NYC (Lucille’s Bar & Grill) Friday August 23, 2013 at 12AM.

For tickets and more event info click here and to listen to snippets from the SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE project click here and for all the ePosters click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – Photo Recap

With this being the first ever live performance of SHAOLIN JAZZ I don’t think things could’ve worked out any better.  Good weather, a legendary venue (Blues Alley), a very respectable turnout for both shows, amazing music from 2-Tone with Sound of the City, and our guest performers.  And I must add, doing a live show was NEVER in our plan.

Click here download tracks of the live music and for photos of the show and first hand account click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – Snippets

Download two snippets of the live tracks here.

To hear both tracks in their original form from the first SHAOLIN JAZZ project click here.

For photos from the SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE show at Blues Alley click here.

Full length tracks of the live music available Monday July 16th.

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber – ePosters 2

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Since we received such a good response from our first series of ePosters we decided to do another set to help promote our 1st ever live performance, SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE, at Blues Alley – Monday June 25th.  Buy tickets here.

To see the range of ePosters click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE

2-Tone and I are pleased to announce the latest extension of SHAOLIN JAZZ: SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE.

Overall, SHAOLIN JAZZ, including the development of this particular extension, has been very organic – from the start with us having no real plan, to releasing a series of creative projects which we felt just made sense, on into this latest foray.

Originally, SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE was simply going to be a two song single featuring live versions of some of the tracks from the album and during its production 2-Tone and Biscuit Bynum (one of the co-founders of Sound of the City – the band that performed the live tracks, of which 2-Tone is also a member) discussed the potential of doing a live show, as the tracks came out solid and Biscuit had a strong relationship with Blues Alley, an esteemed jazz venue in Washington, DC.  After a few months of emails, impromptu meetings, and phone calls Blues Alley hit us with a date making this our 1st ever live performance at one of the nation’s most legendary jazz spots.

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE (a live music release and live show):

  1. Download two of the SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE tracks by clicking here.
  2. Live show: live performances of tracks from the SHAOLIN JAZZ  album, Monday June 25th, at Blues Alley (1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW – in the alley), 8pm and 10pm shows.  Buy tickets here.

Hope you download the project and can make it to the show.

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber – The Full Project

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.  The project is done and I’m not going to say much at all because 2-Tone and I want people to simply check the music:

Thank you