Shaolin Jazz Live is an amazing project that examines the paralells and similarities between Hip Hop and Jazz. SJ performs a live jazz reinterpretation of Wu Tang Clan’s seminal hip hop classic, the 36 Chambers. The show is a performance that entertains and stimulates Jazz aficionados and Hip-Hop heads alike.
However, this is not your typical live show. The band is comprised of 3-4 musicians led by DJ 2-Tone Jones who uses the turntables not only to blend the vocals with the music, but also to manipulate various sounds and improvise in a manner very similar to a soloing Jazz instrument. It is a performance that includes visual arts including clips from classic Samurai films that were the inspiration behind Wu Tang’s immortal sound.
A great example of new genres and old blending together to make something incredibly special. Don’t miss this show.