Mint Julep Jazz Band at Hot Club of Durham, hosted by RDU Rent Party, February 23, 2012
We’re looking forward to our Durham debut performance on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Durham’s weekly Lindy Hop and Swing dance night at Hot Club of Durham, with the band hosted by RDU Rent Party! RDU Rent Party is a pay-what-you-can swing dance where all the donations taken at the door go to the band at the end of the night. The idea is twofold: no one should be denied good music simply because they can’t afford the admission price and that the musicians should reap the benefits of any donations collected as a show of appreciation for their talents. Everyone is welcome at this event – this is a large venue and there will be plenty of seating at tables for people who are not dancing.
Also making her debut with the Mint Julep Jazz Band is DJ Sarah Ovenall, host of WXDU’s Divaville Lounge, which highlights “great songs and singers from Tin Pan Alley to the swing era,” every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. on 88.7 FM. If you’ve ever heard Sarah’s show, you know that she has an extensive music collection from the jazz age and swing era. She’s up for this new DJ challenge and we’re excited to hear her first set for dancers!
Hot Club of Durham
410 W. Geer Street
8:00 p.m. – Beginner lesson
9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. – The Mint Julep Jazz Band and DJ Sarah Ovenall
RDU Rent Party is pay-what-you-can with a suggested $10 minimum donation
The Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/234356989972442/
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