Join us Thurs. Sept 25th, 8p-12am, at Marvin DC for the fourth edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “Drunken Master” and “Black Belt Jones.”  To RSVP click here.

Join us Thurs. Sept 25th, 8p-12am, at Marvin DC for the fourth edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “Drunken Master and “Black Belt Jones.”  To RSVP click here.

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We at SHAOLIN JAZZ are searching for a Marketing Intern (MI) to assist with our college/university marketing efforts.
Our Marketing Intern (MI) program consists of a network of creative and influential individuals, such as yourself, who have an interest in learning creative marketing, specifically transmedia, and how the utilization of social media can be used to grow positive impact while stimulating healthy conversation from our diverse range of content. This internship is an unpaid position.
For more info click
The MI will have experience with social media on a personal level (at a minimum), should thrive working independently and remotely, and have a strong knowledge base of or experience working within the spaces of music, art, fashion, and education.
You will be given the history of SHAOLIN JAZZ, including our past and upcoming creative extensions. The MI must be able to then think strategically with an eye as to how social media can be used to create interest in our brand, from our creative extensions, via organically engaging your student body, neighboring institutions of higher education, and demographic.
Scope of work:
Assist in the development of social media action plans
Upload content (photos, video, verbiage)
Sourcing new users to follow/friend/like SHAOLIN JAZZ
Tracking the growth and impact of social media campaigns
Report findings
Provide intel on budding trends in tech, marketing/communications, music, art, fashion, and education
For more info about SHAOLIN JAZZ visit www.shaolinjazz.com, @shaolinjazz, and @shaolin_jazz.
To apply, email a resume to gerald@shaolinjazz.com.

We at SHAOLIN JAZZ are searching for a Marketing Intern (MI) to assist with our college/university marketing efforts.

Our Marketing Intern (MI) program consists of a network of creative and influential individuals, such as yourself, who have an interest in learning creative marketing, specifically transmedia, and how the utilization of social media can be used to grow positive impact while stimulating healthy conversation from our diverse range of content. This internship is an unpaid position.

For more info click

The MI will have experience with social media on a personal level (at a minimum), should thrive working independently and remotely, and have a strong knowledge base of or experience working within the spaces of music, art, fashion, and education.

You will be given the history of SHAOLIN JAZZ, including our past and upcoming creative extensions. The MI must be able to then think strategically with an eye as to how social media can be used to create interest in our brand, from our creative extensions, via organically engaging your student body, neighboring institutions of higher education, and demographic.

Scope of work:

  • Assist in the development of social media action plans
  • Upload content (photos, video, verbiage)
  • Sourcing new users to follow/friend/like SHAOLIN JAZZ
  • Tracking the growth and impact of social media campaigns
  • Report findings
  • Provide intel on budding trends in tech, marketing/communications, music, art, fashion, and education

For more info about SHAOLIN JAZZ visit www.shaolinjazz.com, @shaolinjazz, and @shaolin_jazz.

To apply, email a resume to gerald@shaolinjazz.com.

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The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest, which is an extension of the notable SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber music project (an artful fusion of jazz instrumentals and hip-hop acappellas) is a month long competition (Wednesday September 16th – Wednesday October 15th), whereby participants can submit designs that interpret SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber as a Kung-Fu movie.  For more info including rules, guidelines, and prizes click
The movie poster contest takes further cues from our monthly event series entitled CAN I KICK IT? where we screen two classic Kung-Fu movies while a clever blend of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music are played courtesy of SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones, who’s essentially creating a live sound track to each movie.
Rules/Guidelines:
Designers can submit up to two (2) movie posters only
A design collective can only participate as one (1) designer – submitting only two (2) designs
Size specs 9.111 x 15, 300dpi
Acceptable file formats: jpg, png, pdf not to exceed 25mb
Deadline for submitting work: Wednesday October 15th
Submit work to gerald@shaolinjazz.com
To see an image of a past CAN I KICK IT? flyer click here

*Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, creativity, and connectivity to the theme of SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.Prize:  The winner, who’ll be announced on Tuesday October 21st, will receive an exclusive prize package that includes an official copy of The 37th Chamber Mixtape, two (2) SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel items of your choice, and a pair of tennis shoes.  Also, the winning design will be included in the next series of SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel designs.


Eligibility:  The competition is open to anyone (worldwide)
Questions/Inquiries:  gerald@shaolinjazz.com

The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest, which is an extension of the notable SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber music project (an artful fusion of jazz instrumentals and hip-hop acappellas) is a month long competition (Wednesday September 16th – Wednesday October 15th), whereby participants can submit designs that interpret SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber as a Kung-Fu movie.  For more info including rules, guidelines, and prizes click

The movie poster contest takes further cues from our monthly event series entitled CAN I KICK IT? where we screen two classic Kung-Fu movies while a clever blend of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music are played courtesy of SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones, who’s essentially creating a live sound track to each movie.

Rules/Guidelines:
  1. Designers can submit up to two (2) movie posters only
  2. A design collective can only participate as one (1) designer – submitting only two (2) designs
  3. Size specs 9.111 x 15, 300dpi
  4. Acceptable file formats: jpg, png, pdf not to exceed 25mb
  5. Deadline for submitting work: Wednesday October 15th
  6. Submit work to gerald@shaolinjazz.com
  7. To see an image of a past CAN I KICK IT? flyer click here

*Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, creativity, and connectivity to the theme of SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.Prize:  The winner, who’ll be announced on Tuesday October 21st, will receive an exclusive prize package that includes an official copy of The 37th Chamber Mixtape, two (2) SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel items of your choice, and a pair of tennis shoes.  Also, the winning design will be included in the next series of SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel designs.

Eligibility:  The competition is open to anyone (worldwide)

Questions/Inquiries:  gerald@shaolinjazz.com

Shaolin Jazz presents CAN I KICK IT? / 8.28.14 / @ Marvin DC2007 14th Street NW / 8pm - midnight / No coverfeature filmsSHAOLIN vs LAMABLOOD SPORToriginal soundtrack byDJ 2-TONE JONESproduction direction byGERALD WATSONwww.ShaolinJazz.com

Shaolin Jazz presents CAN I KICK IT? / 8.28.14 / @ Marvin DC
2007 14th Street NW / 8pm - midnight / No cover

feature films
SHAOLIN vs LAMA
BLOOD SPORT

original soundtrack by
DJ 2-TONE JONES

production direction by
GERALD WATSON

www.ShaolinJazz.com

For the next edition of Can I Kick It? @ Marvin DC, we’re taking y’all to the KUMITE!

For the next edition of Can I Kick It? @ Marvin DC, we’re taking y’all to the KUMITE!

Stay tuned for the next one on 8.28.14.

Stay tuned for the next one on 8.28.14.

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Welcome to Part 2 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ  DREAM GIRLS – NYC photo shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ – Apparel.  Part 2 finds the girls progressing from their day in Part 1 as they enjoy a summer day in Brooklyn.


Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), featuring Dyesha Hicks, Melanie J.B. Charles, Boshia Rae-JeanWhitney Brown, and Laura Weyl.  Click here to see the full series.  Enjoy…

The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ proudly present a unique event catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between….CAN I KICK IT? Please join us the 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm-12am @ Marvin, where two martial arts films will be screened throughout the venue and will be backed by a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. SHAOLIN JAZZ - Art and additional visuals will also be on display. Please join us for the 1st installment of CAN I KICK IT? Thursday June 26th, 2013, 8pm-12am, where we’ll be screening “5 Deadly Venoms” and “36th Chamber of Shaolin.”RSVP here: www.CanIKickItDC.eventbrite.com

The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ proudly present a unique event catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between….CAN I KICK IT? 

Please join us the 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm-12am @ Marvin, where two martial arts films will be screened throughout the venue and will be backed by a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. SHAOLIN JAZZ - Art and additional visuals will also be on display. 

Please join us for the 1st installment of CAN I KICK IT? Thursday June 26th, 2013, 8pm-12am, where we’ll be screening “5 Deadly Venoms” and “36th Chamber of Shaolin.”

RSVP here: www.CanIKickItDC.eventbrite.com

Introducing the next installment of the SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS series with DREAM GIRLS – NYC.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, DREAM GIRLS is a nod to the 90′s female Hip-Hop head, who is just as knowledgeable, confident, participatory, and literate in Hip-Hop culture as her male counterparts – essentially a male Hip-Hop head’s ‘Dream Girl.’

Similar to our DREAM GIRLS – DC edition, our NYC photo shoot highlights a day in the life of four friends (during a summer in Brooklyn, NY), Hip-Hop enthusiasts, who are rocking product  from our newly expanded range of SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel.

Instead of women playing “the-back” the DREAM GIRLS are in the forefront: hardcore yet tempting, raw yet feminine, strong yet alluring, casual yet striking.

Welcome to Part 1 of  our Summer 2014 DREAM GIRLS – NYC photo shoot.  Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), featuring Dyesha HicksMelanie J.B. CharlesBoshia Rae-JeanWhitney Brown, and Laura Weyl.

For the full shoot click here.

On March 18-19 the SHAOLIN JAZZ Project will finally be making its way to an HBCU.  Delaware State University will be hosting 2 days of programming that will include Shaolin Jazz L!ve and Color of Sound.  If you’re in the area please feel free to come check it all out.

On March 18-19 the SHAOLIN JAZZ Project will finally be making its way to an HBCU.  Delaware State University will be hosting 2 days of programming that will include Shaolin Jazz L!ve and Color of Sound.  If you’re in the area please feel free to come check it all out.