The Jones Collection

Can I Kick It? returns next week @ Marvin (DC) with a ‘drunk stylee’.  We’ll be do a special screening of Drunken Master (starring Jackie Chan) and Black Belt Jones (starring Jim Kelly).  

Can I Kick It? returns next week @ Marvin (DC) with a ‘drunk stylee’.  We’ll be do a special screening of Drunken Master (starring Jackie Chan) and Black Belt Jones (starring Jim Kelly).  

I’m gonna be back at the Howard Theatre doing what I do best……burnin’ that muthaf#cka down!

I’m gonna be back at the Howard Theatre doing what I do best……burnin’ that muthaf#cka down!

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

My brothers SlimKat and yU are on the verge of releasing their long-awaited album as the duo 1978ers.  From the snippets I’ve heard off the project I can already say that it’s going to be both dope and artistically beautiful.  Peep the video for the intro and title track of the album entitled People of Today.

The SHAOLIN JAZZ team is looking for a Marketing Intern (MI) to assist with our college/university marketing efforts.  Our MI must have an interest in learning creative marketing, specifically transmedia, and how to utilize social media to create a positive impact.  For details click here.

The SHAOLIN JAZZ team is looking for a Marketing Intern (MI) to assist with our college/university marketing efforts.  Our MI must have an interest in learning creative marketing, specifically transmedia, and how to utilize social media to create a positive impact.  For details click here.

Just in case you missed it……here’s a few glimpses from the INSTANT VINTAGE Record Fair & Auction was held @ Liv Nightclub on U Street on 8.30.14 (Labor Day Weekend).

This is part 2 of an ‘All Vinyl’ series by DJ 2-Tone Jones on CUT CONVENTION Radio, leading up to the INSTANT VINTAGE Record Fair & Auction in DC on Saturday, Aug. 30th.  On this show 2-Tone spins a number of rare 12-inches that will be available for sale at the event (and a few that won’t).

Check it out!

This special episode of CUT CONVENTION Radio features A DJ Named Slick Back and his vinyl collection of ’70s Soul Soundtrack gems.  Fans of throwback-blaxploitation flicks are in for a treat.  2-Tone drops joints from Car Wash, Black Caesar, Gordon’s War, Shaft in Africa, Black Dynamite, Sparkle, The Don (from India) and more!

[The show officially starts art 0:14]

This weekend I’ll be joining my fellow Diamond Cutter, DJ Jahsonic, for another fly night of Play It Cool put on by adrinkwithfriends.  Shouts out to my brothas BUCK and Bobby Cato. 

On this episode of CUT CONVENTION Radio DJ 2-Tone Jones drops some new joints and a few throwback joints courtesy of The Roots, Kendrick Lamar, Blu & Nottz, Black Milk, People Under the Stairs, Cormega, Madlib, Mos Def, and more!  
[The show officially starts after 3:10] 

TRACKLISTING
Aquarius - Cal Tjader 
Get Hip - People Under the Stairs
Body the Beat (inst) - Khrysis 
Industry - Cormega 
Oh La La - Dibia$e 
Travel Light (inst) - Oddisee 
   b/w Ill Vibe (aca) - Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip
Black Rock - The Roots 
Deadly Medley - Black Milk feat. Royce da 5’9” & Elzhi 
Deion’s House - Black Milk 
End of the World (remix) - Blu & Nottz 
What it’s Worth - Black Milk 
Egyptian Cotton - Big K.R.I.T. 
M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar feat. MC Eiht 
Sittin’ on Chrome - Masta Ace 
Masala - Madlib 
Transitions - Tobias Felton 
Auditorium - Mos Def feat. Slick Rick