After using Kickstarter to fund their debut CD in 2012, the Mint Julep Jazz Band decided to use the popular platform again for their new project.
About This Project
Taken from the campaign page:
Welcome! We are the Mint Julep Jazz Band, a Durham, NC-based hot jazz and swing little big band, made up of 8 musicians who love performing the music of the 1920's, 30's, and early 40's for dancing and listening audiences alike.
The focus of our band is performing swing dance music and we'd like to release a second album of tunes that will make you want to swing out!
Why Kickstarter? Think of it as pre-sales – you are essentially ordering this album in advance.
We heard lots of positive feedback on our first album of classic swing and hot jazz; we heard you wanted us to perform at your local/regional/national swing dance event and we have seen you at these events dancing up a storm; we heard you wanted a second album ASAP because you had already worn out the first album listening to it on repeat in your car. We love you all and that's why we're excited about doing another album!
The album, which will be titled “Battle Axe,” will feature Lucian Cobb on trombone, Paul Rogers on trumpet, Keenan McKenzie on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Aaron Hill on alto saxophone and clarinet, Aaron Tucker on drums, Jason Foureman on bass, Ben Lassiter on guitar, and Laura Windley on vocals.
Battle Axe is a Jimmie Lunceford tune featured in our book and we are excited about the possibilities of where this theme can go…expect some previously unrecorded favorites to be included in the album, as well as some surprises!
We love you madly!
We could never do this on our own, which is why we are so amazed that you backed our last Kickstarter and and helped us reach our funding goal. We'd like to do it all over again, just for you, to deliver up some great swinging music for your dancing feet and your listening ears!
For information shows, videos, photos, news, and all things Mint Julep Jazz Band, please visit our website at http://www.mintjulepjazzband.com.
Stretch goal: vinyl
If we reach a stretch goal of $16,000, we will produce the album on vinyl! If you back our Kickstarter and we reach the stretch goal, we will give all of our backers the option to purchase the vinyl copy at cost. That's only $4,000 over our initial goal to get vinyl copies!
Rewards are awesome!
We've added some great rewards and are revisiting a few from the last Kickstarter. Find more details on them on the Kickstarter page.
Support the Campaign
Follow this link to get all the details:
Battle Axe Kickstarter Campaign
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