DJ Chrisbe’s Song of the Week #165: Get It Southern Style, Christian Bossert, Swing DJ Resources, May 2, 2013
“With their live performances, The Mint Julep Jazz Band has already left quite an impression in the Swing dance scene…It’s a pure pleasure to listen to that fresh sound! There is so much joy of playing and I’m sure they had great fun in the studio while recording. ‘Nuff said. Buy this album!”
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Esteemed international swing dance instructor and Lindy Hop historian Bobby White shares the video he recorded of our performance at the Eastern Balboa Championships on November 2, 2012 and propounds “5 Reasons Why The Mint Julep Jazz Band is an Incredible Band For Dancers.”
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“The Mint Julep Jazz Band played the 2nd night of EBC, and they were spectacular. They’re a new group based out of North Carolina and they’re just starting to play shows out, but they already sound like a seasoned and professional dance band. I told Laura that her voice and performance was great. She has a tone and phrasing that sits “right in the pocket.” You can tell she’s studied the original Jazz vocalists and manages to both pay homage to their styles while creating something completely her own. I was very impressed.”
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We are delighted to be a finalist for Best Jazz Artist or Band in our first year of existence! Many thanks to all of our fans who voted for us. Congratulations to one of our tenor saxophonist, Peter Lamb, whose band Peter Lamb and the Wolves was the winner of the Best Jazz Artist or Band award! See the results of the poll and the other finalists on the Indy’s website.
Swing dancing, with big band sound, alive in the Triangle – Martha Quillin, News & Observer, May 20, 2012
The News & Observer’s Martha Quillin interviewed Laura Windley and Lucian Cobb of the Mint Julep Jazz Band about big band music and swing dancing in the Triangle. The article was published on the front page of the Sunday, May 20, 2011 paper, but you can also read the article online.