Welcome to Basin Street

Basin Street Records' is home to world-class artists based out of New Orleans. Artists include Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Irvin Mayfield, Jason Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Theresa Andersson, The Headhunters, Jeremy Davenport, Rebirth Brass Band, and our newest artist, Davell Crawford.

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Jazzfest Starts Tomorrow!

There is no time in New Orleans like Jazzfest. The Fairgrounds hosts music from 11am till 7pm Friday-Sunday this weekend and Thursday-Sunday next weekend.  The clubs are full of music every night and many host shows that start as late as 2am!

Our artists are very busy at the Fairgrounds and in the clubs and you can find their complete schedules HERE.

A few highlights for the first weekend:

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015

Kick off the weekend tonight at Armstrong Park at 5p with Kermit Ruffins.

Irvin Mayfield (and George Benson) perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Gala tonight.

The Headhunters perform at The Prime Example.

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015

Davell Crawford performs in the Gospel Tent at the Fairgrounds, followed by a CD signing in the CD retail tent.

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra presents The Big Beat, its annual gala.

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015

Jeremy Davenport performs in the WWOZ Jazz Tent at the Fairgrounds, followed immediately by a CD signing in the back of the WWOZ Jazz Tent.

Irvin Mayfield will be interviewed on the Allison Miner Stage in the Grandstand at the Fairgrounds and will be selling and signing his new coffee table book w/ 7 CDs, New Orleans Jazz Playhouse, right there.

The first public performance of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in their new home, the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market.

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015

Jon Cleary, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Rebirth Brass Band and Dr. Michael White all perform at the Fairgrounds. Rebirth has a CD signing in the CD retail tent before their show. Irvin has a Book/CD signing in the CD retail tent after his set. Dr. Michael White has a CD signing immediately after his set right in Economy Hall.

Dr. Michael White’s tribute to Jelly Roll Morton will be broadcast live from Jazzfest on WWOZ on Sunday at 5:35p.

Wrap up your Sunday at Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge where he’ll perform around 7p.  Make sure you buy a copy of his brand new CD, #imsoneworleans.

Happy Jazzfest!

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Our Biggest Day EVER

On April 20, 2004 we released 6 CDs (5 CDs of new music and a TV soundtrack of some of our existing catalog).  That was our biggest day ever, until today.  Today we are releasing 8 CDs of new music and a 304 page coffee table book (that is home to 7 of those CDs). Thank you for buying them! They are Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Playhouse and Kermit Ruffins’ #imsoneworleans

They both have huge schedules this month. Find them and their new projects at their performances: http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour 

We have a brand new 2015 sampler CD. Get it free when you buy any 2 of our artists CDs!

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Irvin Mayfield’s New Project – Our BIGGEST Ever!

In time for the French Quarter Fest and Jazzfest, we are releasing our biggest project ever from the Grammy and Billboard Award winner, Irvin Mayfield!

Irvin Mayfield, New Orleans Jazz Playhouse

$120.00

$100.00

You save $20.00 (17%)!

ORDER TODAY. GET $20 OFF and FREE shipping in the US!  It will be shipped to you today. If you are here because of a referral from a non-profit organization, follow up your order with an email to mark@basinstreetrecords.com and we’ll donate $20 to the non-profit you designate in your email.

New Orleans Jazz Playhouse is a beautiful 304 page coffee table book with 7 CDs of music recorded at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans.

This book focuses on the trumpeter’s experiences as a New Orleans native, a jazz musician, and on the many influences in his life.

Here is a link to a taste of the book > https://youtu.be/bQP9gnzQdIs

Born out of the Love Sessions, a week-long live music event at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse on Bourbon Street, in which the proceeds from each night are donated to a different non-profit, the music showcases the talents of The New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue: Vincent Gardner, Adonis Rose, Peter Harris, Jason Marshall, Derek Douget, and John Chin. The album also features several special guest artists including: Jamison Ross, Michael Watson, Davell Crawford, Sasha Masakowski, Steve Masakowski, Gerald French, Shannon Powell, George Porter Jr., James Rivers, Don Vappie, Leon Brown, and Ronald Markham.

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French Quarter Fest is April 9 – 12, 2015

Irvin Mayfield performs several times. Spend a day with Kermit Ruffins. Listen to Rebirth Brass Band and Jeremy Davenport too. The 2015 French Quarter Festival sponsored by Chevron gives you great opportunities to taste, hear, feel and see what’s great about New Orleans and Louisiana. Come visit.

Check out our artists schedules at http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour

Check out the complete schedule at http://www.fqfi.org

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OffBeat Best Of The Beat 2014

We won the OffBeat Best of the Beat Business Award for Best Record Label again (10th time if you’re counting)!

We also are pleased to announce that the Rebirth Brass Band’s Move Your Body won the Best of the Beat Award for ALBUM OF THE YEAR!

Other winners on the label included Rebirth for Best Brass Band and Move Your Body for Best Brass Band Album, Theresa Andersson for Best Violinist/Fiddlist and Dr. Michael White for Best Clarinetist!

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2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Basin Street Records at 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:

WEEKEND ONE

April

Fri 24 Henry Butler (Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9), Davell Crawford

Sat 25 Jeremy Davenport

Sun 26 Irvin Mayfield, Rebirth Brass Band, Henry Butler (Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton), Jon Cleary, Bill Summers

WEEKEND TWO

April

Thu 30 “Rest Day”

May

Fri 1 “Rest Day”

Sat 2 Kermit Ruffins, Davell Crawford (Tribute to Fats Domino), Dr.Michael White

Sun 3 Kermit Ruffins (Tribute to Louis Armstrong), Jason Marsalis

 

See you in April and/or May at JazzFest!

Keep an eye on http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour for all our artists’ dates.

Check http://www.nojazzfest.com for complete listings at Jazzfest!

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Essential Mardi Gras Music

Carnival season is upon us. Mardi Gras Day is February 17. Got your music?

You need Nothing But A Party: Basin Street Records’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Collection. It’s 13 tunes from 7 of our artists.  Available everywhere cool music is sold.

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2 New CDs & Another looking for Grammy votes

Grammy voter? Thank you for considering Rebirth Brass Band’s Move Your Body. The band won the Grammy for Regional Roots music album a few years ago, and we’d love to see them receive another nomination!

Our two new albums, Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet’s The 21st Century Trad Band (10/27), and Irvin Mayfield’s first Christmas album, A New Orleans Creole Christmas (11/11) are available this Fall.

Prefer iTunes? These are all Mastered for ITunes and have digital booklets available! Click these links:
Jason’s new one
Irvin’s new one
Rebirth’s new one

3 2014 albums

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A New Release from Grammy Winning Rebirth Brass Band!

On June 24th, 2014 Basin Street Records will release Move Your Body, the follow up to Rebirth Brass Band’s 2011 Grammy winning Rebirth of New Orleans.  Get ready.

This new album will be available on CD, deluxe 150g vinyl, and digital.  At the same time, we will release the Grammy winning Rebirth of New Orleans album on deluxe 150g vinyl!

Preorder them today! http://www.basinstreetrecords.com/shop/?sort=newest

MoveYourBodyMultiFormatOneSheet410

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Jazzfest Weekend 2

Friday, May 2:

Jason Marsalis (Jazz tent & CD signing), Theresa Andersson (Acura stage & CD signing) and Dr.Michael White (Economy Hall) perform at Jazzfest.

The clubs are full of our artists: Headhunters, Jon Cleary, Jeremy Davenport, Jason Marsalis, Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins all perform!

 

Saturday, May 3:

Henry Butler performs with Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 at Jazzfest.

Kermit, Henry, Jeremy, Rebirth and Jon all perform in the clubs!

 

Sunday, May 4:

On Sunday we don’t have any artists performing at Jazzfest (that we know of), BUT the Rebirth Brass Band celebrate the release of their new CD, Move Your Body, in the New Orleans area (out worldwide June 24) at the Howlin Wolf at 10pm.

 

Monday, May 5:

Davell Crawford performs at Louisiana Music Factory at 1:30p. Come by and buy his latest CD, My Gift To You.  Monday night Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen perform at the Maple Leaf Bar.

THANK YOU FOR BUYING CDs!

We’re having fun! Are you? www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour

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