In April of 2011 tastemaker Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones released SHAOLIN JAZZ, a boutique music project in which a cappellas of rappers from legendary rap group – Wu-Tang Clan – were artfully blended with hand-picked jazz instrumentals and samples.  Since then the project received overwhelming acclaim both stateside and globally; and has manifested into a variety of extensions based in visual art, fashion, graphic design and education.  On June 25th SHAOLIN JAZZ will go on to the next level of its evolution; a live performance of the music at the legendary Blues Alley Jazz Club in Washington, DC. co-presented by Revive Music.

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The performance will be led by the co-creator and musical architect behind SHAOLIN JAZZ, DJ 2-Tone Jones.  On the performance side 2-Tone has shared the stage with the likes of Brand Nubian, Raheem DeVaughn, Raekwon, Algebra Blessett, Choklate, and harmonica virtuoso Frederic Yonnet.  In addition to being a founding member of the elite DJ crew known as the Diamond Cutterz, 2-Tone is also a co-host and resident DJ on Ill Street Grooves on 89.3fm WPFW in DC.  Backing Mr. Jones will be his fellow band members from Sound of the City.  The band is a collective of multi-talented musicians and artists who have toured with and backed major recording artists including Snoop Dogg, Ledisi, Chrisette Michelle, Chuck Brown, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosious, Bilal, Mariah Carey, Leela James and many others.

The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ + REVIVE MUSIC Present

featuring DJ 2-Tone Jones w/Sound of the City
Monday, June 25th

@ Blues Alley (1073 Wisconsin Ave., NW | DC)
8pm & 10pm shows

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