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SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / Smithsonian Anacostia / Recap

Our recent performance of SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE, which quickly became a standing-room-only event, was, hands-down, one of our top 3 best performances to date and the fact that we conducted it at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (in the heart of SE DC) to both kick-off their Jazz Appreciation Month programming as well as in conjunction with the opening of their new A Right to the City exhibition made it all the more special.

Thanks to Perry and Marcia for bringing us, thanks to Sound of the City (band) for again allowing us to realize our vision through your musical talents, and props to everyone who attended making it a truly memorable show in, by, and for the city.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives for Byrd Over Staten

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives

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Introducing “perspectives,” our newest campaign which takes lead from our Lifestyle Marketing Interns (LMI).  “perspectives” features photos that our LMI’s have shot, using their cell phones, of their environment (people, places, food, etc…) that they feel best relates to a SHAOLIN JAZZ project or engagement.

The images are then visually enhanced by the design team at Late Night Genius giving one both a unique perspective on the LMI’s environment in addition to the perspective of our specific project or engagement.

For our inaugural edition of “perspectives” we’ve asked our LMIs to take photos of objects that they feel best relates to our Byrd Over Staten release.  We will highlight new “perspectives” visuals weekly and please check out the initial range by clicking Read the rest of this entry

37B

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Check out the newest graphic 37B (designed by Late Night Genius) in our range of product commemorating our Byrd Over Staten EP.  To check out the range of 37B product click here.

Byrd 37

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We’re dropping a range of commemorative product to coincide with the releases from our SHAOLIN JAZZ “Byrd Over Staten” EP, starting first with our “Byrd 37” design.  To check out the range of Byrd 37 product click here.

“Byrd Over Staten” / Single #1 / “Love & Heat”

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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

#byrdoverstaten / Fall 2015

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An ePoster for our next SHAOLIN JAZZ Music Suite dropping this Fall.  Stay tuned for more.

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.

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