Durham's favorite hot jazz and swing band wants to record their first album - order your copy today to make this happen in 2013!
The Mint Julep Jazz Band, Durham NC's swing, hot jazz, and little big band outfit is putting together their first CD! We are excited to finally be getting into a recording studio with this group of jazz musicians to work a little magic and have something that you can take home with you after the show or the dance!
Never heard us or heard of us? Take a minute to check out our ReverbNation page for a preview: http://www.reverbnation.com/mintjulepjazzband
Why Kickstarter? Think of it as pre-sales - you are essentially ordering this album in advance, with the understanding that the new Mint Julep Jazz Band recordings will be more polished than the recordings we've taken with Laura's iPhone and will have the energy we have at our shows. We're going to bottle that up for you and give it to you, you just have to buy the bottle first. We guarantee it will keep your toes tapping and swing hard enough to get you out of your seat!
What do we need all this money for? It takes a lot of money to make a CD and the money is divided amongst recording, mixing, mastering, graphic design, duplication, licensing fees, and probably some unanticipated expenses that we will encounter. It is a big undertaking for any band and we hope that you will consider contributing to our Kickstarter campaign in exchange for some of the fabulous rewards we have for you, plus our undying love and loyalty.
The CD, "Durham on Saturday Night," will feature Lucian Cobb on trombone, Jim Ketch on trumpet, Keenan McKenzie on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Aaron Hill on alto saxophone and clarinet, Aaron Tucker on drums, Jason Foureman on bass, Jared Wofford on guitar and banjo, and Laura Windley on vocals. Our cover art will be designed by Durham artist and watercolorer to the stars, Jamie Wolcott.
For information shows, videos, photos, news, and all things Mint Julep, please visit our website at http://www.mintjulepjazzband.com.
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If we are not able to reach our funding goal, we will not receive the money that has been pledged. This means there will be no CD and we will have to figure out if this is the right time for us to record and if a CD is a financially viable option for us.
If we are funded, there could be other challenges. There could certainly be delays, since we are using a lot of different services and contractors to produce our CD - this is a multi-step process with lots of components that have to come together to deliver a completed CD project. There could be issues with the recording quality and it may not sound as good as we would like to it sound. There are any number of unforeseen costs. There could be licensing issues that may arise, as we are not performing original music.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 1, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
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You will receive a thank you on our website!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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You will receive a digital copy of the CD and a thank you on our website!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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You will receive a physical copy of the CD and a thank you on our website!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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You will receive a You will receive a physical copy of the CD, a Mint Julep Jazz Band handkerchief, and a thank you on our website!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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You will receive a You will receive a physical copy of the CD, a Mint Julep Jazz Band handkerchief, a Mint Julep Jazz Band backpack, and a thank you on our website!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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You will receive all the rewards in Reward #5 plus vocalist Laura Windley will make you a dozen cupcakes in the flavor of your choice (as long as it's not a weird flavor, for Triangle, NC residents only).Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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You will receive all the rewards in Reward #5 plus a limited edition poster signed by the band.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
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All the rewards in Reward #7 plus two additional copies of the CD to share with your friends.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
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All the rewards in #8 plus a one hour private swing dance lesson with Mint Julep Jazz Band vocalist Laura Windley.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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All the rewards in #8 plus you get to hang out with us in the studio while we record our CD!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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All the rewards in #8 plus a private concert by the Mint Julep Jazz Band for you and your friends! (Triangle, NC locations only)Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only