Shaolin Jazz's Nancy from Shaolin is modern and exquisite

The brainchild of accomplished DJs Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones, Shaolin Jazz is a fresh look at the sounds of the Wu, mixing their signature flow with chill and jazzhop. Their latest release, Nancy from Shaolin, is a real treat. Starting off with a wonderful chillhop intro and title track, the album hits high points on “Special” and “My M.E.T.H.O.D”.

Aside from making great music, Shaolin Jazz seems committed to celebrating the aesthetics of the Wu, holding a unique film series screening classics like Shogun Assassin. The Next screening is May 29th, 6-10pm at Songbyrd. No cover.

Hoping for more releases, and for this group to put DC on the chillhop map.

-Mike Dranove