DCLX’tra: The Mint Julep Jazz Band — January 26, 2019

Sure, New Year’s Eve is cool, but have you heard about January 26th Eve?? We can’t wait to bring you the hard-swinging sounds of The Mint Julep Jazz Band!


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Beginner lesson: 8 – 9 pm
Intermediate lesson: INTERMEDIATE BALBOA! (+$5)
Dance: 9 pm – midnight

$20 regular admission ($15 with a valid student or military ID)

The Spanish Ballroom
at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812
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About The Mint Julep Jazz Band

Mint Julep Jazz Band

The Mint Julep Jazz Band out of Durham, North Carolina recreates the hot jazz sounds of the swing era through arrangements based on original recordings. Led by trombonist Lucian Cobb and vocalist Laura Windley, the band has performed everywhere from the Lincoln Center to Sesame Street, as well as top Lindy Hop and Balboa events like the International Lindy Hop Championships, Lindy Focus, and All Balboa Weekend. Swing dancers everywhere recognize the Mint Julep Jazz Band as a sure thing to get their toes tapping and their rock steps rocking!


Come early for the beginner lesson, or for an intermediate balboa lesson. The beginner lesson is included in your admission price, and intermediate balboa is just $5 extra, so come out early and learn some new moves! And remember, DCLX has Square! So cash, check, or plastic all work.

Presented in cooperation with Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.

DCLX’tra – December 1, 2018: Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Beginner Lesson: 8 – 9 pm
Intermediate Lesson: 8 – 9 pm in the annex ($5)
Social Dancing: 9 pm – midnight
$20 regular admission, $15 for students and military with a valid ID
Price includes the FREE Beginner Lesson; Intermediate lesson: +$5

The Spanish Ballroom
at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812
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Steeped in the tradition of the masters but forging ahead with a style all its own, “Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes” is an all-women jazz ensemble based out of the DC area. Laid back but hard swinging, the Bullettes bring all generations together to enjoy a dynamite performance.

The Bullettes began as a dream of Shannon Gunn, trombone player and graduate of the George Mason University Masters in Jazz Studies program. Their first CD release, a five song EP, was the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Since then, the Bullettes have released three additional albums and continue to wow audiences and perform both swing, originals, and straight ahead jazz charts for audiences young and old.

The Bullettes are a musical organization that uplifts women in jazz, creates networking opportunities, and provides a positive role model for aspiring jazz musicians in the DC area.

Check them at any of the links below:
http://bullettesjazz.com

https://www.facebook.com/BullettesJazz/

IG: @jazztothebone, Twitter: @bullettesjazz and @jazztothebone

Band breaks by DJ TBD

Come early at 8pm for a beginner lesson with fabulous local instructors (included in your admission price). And remember, DCLX has Square! So cash, check, or plastic all work.

Presented in cooperation with Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.

DCLX’tra July 7 – The Waller Creek Vipers

Did you miss us? We sure missed you all! So come on out and join us at our first DCLX’tra of the summer. We’re bringing the Waller Creek Vipers all the way from Texas, and they can’t wait to light up the Spanish Ballroom!

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Beginner Lesson: 8 – 9 pm
Social Dancing: 9 pm – midnight
$20 regular admission, $15 for students with a valid ID
Price includes the FREE Beginner Lesson

The Spanish Ballroom
at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Bandleader Victor Celania fell in love with Lindy hop in 2003 in Richmond VA and at Jam Cellar! The Waller Creek Vipers will be making their first east coast tour and releasing their cd, Bespoke Bounce! He is elated to play the stage that helped inspire his passion for the music and dancing.
Alongside him are Charles Kay on tenor Sax, Nick Brown on clarinet, Eric Heveron-Smith on bass and Josh Irwin.

Band breaks by DJ TBD

Come early at 8pm for a beginner lesson with fabulous local instructors (included in your admission price). And remember, DCLX has Square! So cash, check, or plastic all work.

Presented in cooperation with Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.