CHAMBERS // A Night Of All Things Wu-Tang

   Artwork by  William Nghiem

ART WHINO and SHAOLIN JAZZ join forces to present CHAMBERS, A night of all things Wu-Tang.  Entering their 24th year since their start Wu-Tang has been hailed as the most influential hip-hop group of all-time. Rolling Stone called Wu-Tang Clan "the best rap group ever" and in 2004, NME hailed them as one of the most influential groups of the last ten years.  This influence can be seen in the works of many artists work as the music has been a transcended over the years and still is on the top of many a playlist.  CHAMBERS will feature a group art show curated by ART WHINO that includes work by 50 visual artists.  To accompany the visual art SHAOLIN JAZZ will be curating a special Wu-Tang Clan themed soundtrack throughout the evening performed by the infamous Diamond Cutterz DJ crew.  This soundscape will also be backed by a unique video-mixing set of classic Wu-Tang Clan music videos, movie clips and rare footage to give patrons a one-of-a-kind audio/visual experience.
Saturday September 24th, 8PM - Midnight

Blind Whino
700 Delaware Ave, SW
Washington DC 20024

Show end date: October 30th

Wu-Tang inspired DJ Sets from various DJ's
Special SHAOLIN JAZZ showcase.
Music by:
DJ 2-Tone Jones
DJ Roddy Rod

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Exhibit hours:
Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm
or by appointment


Conceived by Gerald Watson and produced by DJ 2-Tone Jones, SHAOLIN JAZZ - The 37th Chamber is a testament to the stylistic connections between both Jazz and Hip-Hop.  SHAOLIN JAZZ started, in 2011, as a mix project whereby various Jazz songs and breaks were fused with a cappellas and vocal samples from the iconic Hip-Hop group Wu-Tang Clan. The music and lyrics were astutely crafted to match both in cadence and tone, with the Jazz selections used also helping to further accentuate the essence and intensity of the Clan. The initial inspiration for SHAOLIN JAZZ came by way of graphic designer Logan Walters who recreated a series of Wu-Tang album covers to resemble those of earlier Blue Note and Impulse Jazz album covers.

As the 37th Chamber Mixtape came together it became apparent that SHAOLIN JAZZ was going to be more than just a simple novelty piece.  From there SHAOLIN JAZZ has evolved into a series of innovative engagements and creative extensions that explore Jazz and Hip-Hop culture. These engagements not only re-emphasize the greatness of both Jazz and Hip-Hop, but also serve to further the connection between the two while also educating people of all ages about both respective genres.  Through SHAOLIN JAZZ we hope fans of Hip-Hop will have a better understanding of the origins of the music they enjoy and Jazz aficionados will gain more of an appreciation for various aspects of Hip-Hop.

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Participating Artists

Aaron Jasinski
Adrian Black
Alex Solis
Aniekan Udofia
Bagger 43
Ben Morse
Brandon 'BWELLDAMME' Graham
Brent McHugh
Bryant Pomajambo
Chris Bishop
Corey Robbins
Crystal Turner
Dan Blank
Jacobe Noonan
James Koo
Jessica Esper
Josie Morway
Juan Pineda
Lou Pimentel
Lydia Semenov
Matt Corrado
Mr. Christopher
Nick Zimbro
Nightmare Mikey
Peter Van Flores
Robert Generette III
Rodrigo Pradel
Rosina Teri Memolo
Sergio Garcia
Shawn Yu
Shawn Wigs
The Tonus
Thom Glick
Tony Philippou
William Nghiem
Yiqiao Wang
Yuhmi Collective