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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Drunken Master / Recap

This past CAN I KICK IT? – serious good times.  No heavy recap on this one, but of course thanks to everyone who attended, Songbyrd for hosting, salute to everyone who reposted, and shouts to Lex and DAVIS for the onsite support.  Got things in development for our next event 3.20.18, so stay tuned here and @SHAOLINJAZZ.


CAN I KICK IT? / feat. Drunken Master / 2.27

Join us for CAN I KICK IT? this month, on Tues. Feb. 27th at Songbyrd, as we feature Drunken Master starring martial arts icon Jackie Chan.  And this month in the pop-up shop will be our SHAOLIN JAZZ product line.  To RSVP/info click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Kick Boxer / Recap

On Tues. we introduced CAN I KICK IT? to 2018 and what better way to bring in the new year than doing so in-style.  Nu Wears, a new men’s accessories line by notable producer SlimKat76, held down the pop-up shop – upping our “style game” as well as the “style-game” for those fashion-forward people who bought the brand’s hand crafted ties and handkerchiefs.

Thank you to everyone who attended, props to Songbyrd for hosting and shouts to Terry for holding down the bar, salute to Nu Wears for supporting, and much appreciated to everyone who spread the word.  Lastly, salute to DJ Iran for dropping some gems on the turntables.  If you stayed long enough you got blessed with some rare samples.

Next up, on Tues. Feb. 27th we bring you a classic from the Jackie Chan archive – Drunken Master.  See you then and for the full recap click Read the rest of this entry


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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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Enter the Dragon / Recap

Taking risks are apart of business, but when you build your brand a certain way and you plan and execute your marketing strategy properly those risks pay off and our final CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 exemplifies that risk, as we decided to conduct it the day after Christmas, despite a number of people responding after hearing the news, “You’re going to it when?” and “Are you sure, its the day after Christmas?”

The answers to those questions came in the form of us having our biggest crowd to date at Songbyrd, where standing-room-only quickly came into effect.  And the irony is that Songbyrd actually bought more chairs which was great because they did get used, however, the demand persisted.

To out the recap from Tues click Read the rest of this entry


A City of Influences

A City of Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Studio Clutch / Features high quality double-sided print with a fully lined inner / To Customize and purchase click here.


Modern Influences

Modern Influences / SHAOLIN JAZZ “Influences 1.0” Cell phone case / Lightweight, impact resistant polycarbonate shell / To Customize and purchase click here.


CAN I KICK IT? / Ghost In The Shell / Recap

We’re closing out the year with heat and last week’s CAN I KICK IT? exemplified that to the fullest as we screened the anime classic Ghost In The Shell.  Thanks to everyone who attended, those who helped spread the word, salute to the Crochet Kingpin who rocked the pop-up shop, and props to Songbyrd for hosting.  To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry



Hung out with the homie SHAOLens last Saturday and took him to see/hear DJ Soyo and DJ Cerebral kill it at Lounge of 3.  Always a good time.  Check out a few more of his flicks here Read the rest of this entry