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Videos from G2B Gastropub – “Egyptian Ella” and “Some of These Days”

What started out as a Mint Julep Quintet gig at G2B Gastro Pub on November 7, 2014 ended up a full-fledged Mint Julep Jazz Band for the second set – our regular tenor player Keenan McKenzie joined us from the audience and trumpet player Jason Bohde stopped by to sit in. Thanks to Keenan’s dad, Woody McKenzie, who filmed us and to Jack Mitchell for editing and uploading to YouTube! Check out “Egyptian Ella” and “Some of These Days” below:

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Photos of Mint Julep Quintet at G2B from Ashley N. Warren Photography

Ashley Warren took some great photos of the band at our show at G2B Gastro Pub on January 10, 2014 – here are some of our favorites and you can check out the entire set at her website, Ashley N. Warren Photography.

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Mint Julep Quintet at G2B Gastro Pub, June 21, 2013

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We’re back for another delicious gig at Durham’s G2B Gastro Pub! Bring your appetite and/or your dance shoes for a lovely evening of jazz and swing. 🙂

The show is free, but we recommend making a reservation if you would like to eat or have a seat, because the tables usually fill up before we arrive – please specify that you would like to be seated in the jazz lounge.

G2B Gastro Pub
3211 Shannon Road
Durham, NC

See you there! Bring a friend!

Mint Julep Quintet at G2B Gastro Pub – May 24, 2013

Jared, Aaron, Laura, and Jason performing at G2B Gastro Pub

Jared, Aaron, Laura, and Jason performing at G2B Gastro Pub

This Friday we once again take the stage at G2B Gastro Pub, Durham’s new institution of awesome food consumption. The amazingness must be consumed to be believed! Extensive beer menu, lovely cocktails, unfathomably delicious dishes, and hot jazz and swing – Friday Friday Friday!

G2B Gastro Pub
3211 Shannon Road #106
Durham, NC
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Admission: Free!

We highly recommend making a reservation if you would like to eat or have a seat – please specify that you would like to be seated in the jazz lounge.

CD Release Party May 8!

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We are beyond excited about having our album, “Durham on Saturday Night,” ready for you to listen to and enjoy!

We hope that you will join us at G2B Gastro Pub on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 for our CD release party from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – we’ll be playing a mix of tracks from the CD and classic swing music, and the band will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. for an hour-long set. If you’d like to eat dinner, they are recommending that you make a reservation; if you’d just like to snack, drink, or hang out, come as you are!

We’ll have plenty of CDs on hand for sale and we’ll also have our Kickstarter rewards available if you designated local pickup.

If you can’t make it to the CD release party, never fear! We should have the album available on iTunes and CD Baby for digital download by May 8 and will have distribution of physical copies of the CD through CD Baby sometime in the near future. You will also be able to pick up the CD at any of our upcoming shows.

For our Kickstarter supporters who are out of town and opted for mailing your rewards, we will begin shipping the CD as soon as we have it in hand, but it may take a few weeks to get all the rewards where they need to go.

Thanks again to all of our supporters, Kickstarter backers, Jamie Wolcott for her amazing cover art, Jason Richmond for both the recording and the mastering, and our maestro Lucian Cobb for the mix. We hope you love it!

Mint Julep Quintet Double Header: G2B and Beyu Caffe

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We’ve got Mint Julep Quintet gigs back to back, coming right up!

On March 22, 2013, we’ll be making our monthly appearance at the stellar G2B Gastro Pub! Admission is free, but we recommend making a reservation if you would like to eat or have a seat – please specify that you would like to be seated in the jazz lounge.

We’ve rescheduled for March 23 after getting snowed out last time – the Mint Julep Quintet is ready to take on Durham’s venerable jazz venue, Beyu Caffe! Join us for a night of swing, cocktails, and delicious food…and maybe a little dancing.

Purchase tickets for the Beyu Caffe performance here.

Video: Mint Julep Quintet – Some of These Days

Thanks to Jack Mitchell for taking this video of the Mint Julep Quintet performing “Some of These Days” at G2B last night!

Three Fridays with the Mint Julep Quintet!

The main dining room at G2B Gastro Pub

The main dining room at G2B

This month the Mint Julep Quintet is performing in Durham three Fridays in a row! If you haven’t made it out to see our small group yet, you’ll have plenty of chances:

January 18 at G2B Gastro Pub

We’re returning for our monthly engagement at this fine establishment that straddles the line between modern gourmet and comfort food and drink. Make a reservation to dine in the jazz lounge to ensure that you get a seat! You can make reservations through their website (they use OpenTable) or by calling the restaurant at (919) 251-9451.

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
G2B Gastro Pub
3211 Shannon Road #106
Durham, NC

January 25 at Beyu Caffe – CANCELLED due to inclement weather, reschedule date is March 23

Beyu's lovely interior, inside the Art Deco era Snow Building

Beyu’s lovely interior, inside the Art Deco era Snow Building

We are making our debut at Beyu Caffe, the restaurant voted the best place to hear jazz in the Triangle in the Independent Weekly reader’s poll. Come join us at this wonderful downtown establishment for dinner, dancing, drinks, dessert, or all of the above! You may also want to make a reservation here, depending on your seating preference – call the restaurant at (919) 683-1058.

9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Beyu Caffe
335 W. Main St.
Durham, NC

February 1 at G2B Gastro Pub

Laura in the jazz lounge at G2B

Laura in the jazz lounge at G2B

We’re making our February appearance at G2B Gastro Pub earlier in the month – your last chance to catch the Quintet until we return on March 22!

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
G2B Gastro Pub
3211 Shannon Road #106
Durham, NC

We hope you will join us for one of these performances! Come find out why Durham is both a foodie town and a jazz town, thanks to creative chefs and restaurant owners who take pride in their food, their city, and their entertainment. 🙂

Mint Julep Quintet Video: Love Me or Leave Me

We had a great time performing at G2B Gastro Pub last night and we are excited that this will be a regular gig for us every month! Here’s some video that our friend Jack Mitchell took from the show:

Mint Julep Quintet Returns to G2B Gastro Pub, November 17

Your view from the front door – come on in!

After a successful first show at G2B Gastro Pub, they have invited us back to perform again on Saturday, November 17! Come join us for one of the most delicious meals in Durham, prepared by Chef Carrie Schleiffer and served by her stellar waitstaff. We love the fried mac and cheese, goat cheese croquettes, sweet potato wedges, and believe that they truly have the best burger on the planet.

We’ll have a couple of new tunes this go around, come to listen or come to dance!

G2B Gastro Pub
3211 Shannon Road #106
Durham, NC 27707

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

No cover!

Call (919) 251-9451 for reservations or make your reservations on the web at OpenTable.