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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Born Invincible / 8.28.18

This month join us on Tues August 28th at Songbyrd, for our next CAN I KICK IT? as we screen a the martial arts cult classic Born Invincible starring Carter Wong.  And you can now enjoy CAN I KICK IT? in all three rooms (upstairs and downstairs) of Songbyrd.

To RSVP/more info click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ (CAN I KICK IT?) at The Kennedy Center / 12.8.18

We’ve been holding onto this one for a minute, but we’re extremely excited to announce that SHAOLIN JAZZ was recently selected to be apart of the Kennedy Center’s 2018-2019 Hip-Hop Culture Season, where we’ll be conducting a special edition of our CAN I KICK IT? engagement (on Saturday December 8th) and will be screening the 1979 cult classic The Warriors.

We’ve got more details to follow, but for tickets and additional info click here.

CAN I KICK IT? at Made in Hong Kong Film Festival / Recap

Our summer continues to shine and its been an absolute blessing for SHAOLIN JAZZ to have been granted these opportunities.

Our CAN I KICK IT? screening at the Freer/Sackler Gallery’s (The Smithsonian) Made in Hong Kong Film Festival was, from start to finish, nothing short of a good time.  2-Tone not only rocked the opening reception (which included live Martial Arts demonstrations, curated food and cocktails) but, immediately after the reception he proceeded downstairs to setup for and rock our screening, to a maximum capacity crowd, of the Shaw Bros’ 80’s classic Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu.

This event represented a couple of firsts for us, in that not only was this our first time conducting CAN I KICK IT? in a film festival, but that this was our first time (and hopefully not our last) rocking for a standing room only crowd.

Thanks to Tom and his team at the Freer/Sackler for once again bringing us back for another event, props to everyone who helped spread the word, special shouts to Ja’Mon for helping to hold down the merch table as well as shooting, and thanks to everyone who attended.  Your support is very much appreciated.

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CAN I KICK IT? at Made in Hong Kong Film Festival / 8.3.18

We’re pleased to announce that SHAOLIN JAZZ has been asked to close out the Freer Sackler Gallery’s Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, Fri Aug. 3rd, with a live DJ set by DJ 2-Tone Jones, starting at 5 PM, alongside a live martial arts demo, and a special CAN I KICK IT? screening at 7 PM feat Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu.

For additional info/RSVP click here.

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Golden Child / Recap

Our last Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? screening featuring The Golden Child, despite it being cut short due to rain, was more than memorable.  The story starts with this event being (or supposed to at least) a make-up for our screening of the same movie, which also got rained out on its original date!

Add to that that it rained earlier on Tues which begged the questioned, would we still be able to do it?  We received a wave of inquiries via social media and email asking if we’d still be conducting the screening, especially with it being our last and The Golden Child being a favorite for a lot of people.  Lo and behold, we ended up getting the green light from the DowntownDC BID and to our excitement we were greeted by over 200 eager attendees.

And in our effort to not disappoint, 2-Tone spun one of his best sets, DowntownDC BID surprised guests with free ice-cream, and everyone got a sample of the high impact Jiu Jitsu (martial arts) demonstration from Darcio Lira Jiu Jitsu.  Thanks to our Jay Coleman for setting that up!

Thanks again to the DowntownDC BID for bringing us back for another run, props to Darcio Lira Jiu Jitsu for the demo, shouts to our cadre of media partners who helped spread the word about this year’s festivities, and special thanks to everyone who attended.  We certainly hoped you enjoyed the events as much as we enjoyed giving them and we look forward to seeing everyone as we’re back home at Songbyrd DC for our monthly CAN I KICK IT? events.  That being said, catch us there Tues. July 24th for the screening of Under Siege.

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Made In Hong Kong Film Festival

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be conducting CAN I KICK IT? on Friday Aug 3rd Freer Sackler Gallery as apart of their 23rd Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival.
For the evening we’ll be screening the 80’s classic Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu.
For more info: https://s.si.edu/2Lz0uK8 / #shaolinjazz #canikickitdc #mytuesisbetterthanyours

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Under Siege / 7.24.18

Fresh off of our final outdoor screening at Freedom Plaza, we’re back at our monthly residency at Songbyrd (in Adams Morgan) with a screening of the 90’s contemporary cult classic – Under Siege starring Steven Seagal.

DJ 2-Tone sets the vibe at 6 PM with the screening starting at 7 PM.  Be sure to check Songbyrd’s menu for its range of drink and food specials with a vendor in the Pop-up Shop TBA.

For more info/RSVP click here.

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Bloodsport / Recap

Our screening of Bloodsport insisted that you not overlook it – complete with an amazing DJ set by P.U.D.G.E Mental and an eye opening martial arts demonstration by Terence Nicholson, who conducted both a hand-form and weapons-form.

We essentially had the perfect trio: a thorough DJ set, which got the crowd open for a masterful martial arts demonstration, capped off by our CAN I KICK IT? version of Bloodsport.

See everyone next Tues July 17 for the final film of our outdoor series feat The Golden Child.  After that, we’re back at Songbyrd on Tues Aug 24 for Under Siege starring Steven Seagal.

Thank you to everyone who attended and thanks to our media partners for spreading the word.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Romeo Must Die / Recap

We’re halfway thru our outdoor series and its great to see how, each week, the crowds continue to grow, in addition to how diverse the crowds are from literally every category of demographic.  Age, sex, ethnicity, religion, etc…these events are a testament to how art, not to mention a good time, can bring people together, from all walks of life.

Thank you to everyone who attended (including those who participated in the 90’s costume contest), thanks to DJ Miss H.E.R for setting the tone, and shouts to our media partners.

We look forward to seeing everyone next Tues. July 10 for Jean Claude Van-Damme’s breakout movie Bloodsport.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Kung Fu Hustle / Recap

Summer nights in DC are always live and when its a night for CAN I KICK IT? – that’s next level.

Kung Fu Hustle provided the perfect back-drop against a mild summer breeze, which. in addition to 2-Tone’s live score of the film, created our ideal atmosphere.

Thanks to everyone who attended, the DowntownDC BID, and our media partners and we’ll be back next Tues. July 3 for Romeo Must Die.

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