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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President Obama Wants to Hear WHAT?

President Obama spoke in New Orleans on August 27th, 2015. Check out what he wants to do when he leaves office…

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Yahoo!

Click HERE for a Yahoo Music​ story on #NOLA. It quotes Basin Street Records​’ president, Mark Samuels, and covers many of our artists. #Katrina10

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Thanks for buying music

Thank you for buying our artists’ music. It’s what allows us to make more.

We just wrote checks to over 150 songwriters and their publishers plus checks for artist profits. Your purchase of music helps a lot of people and their families.

Recently read an article about streaming that posed the question “what other industry sells a product for an unknown amount of money and with no idea when they’ll be paid?”

Although we do have our artists’ music on the streaming services (for now) we do not know how much we get paid, and we have to wait for the consumption of the music to get paid. If that is the only way you consume our artists’ music, then that creates a huge cash flow problem for us.  I expect that model will in time eliminate our ability to make quality music.

If you love an artist or a label, buy their CDs, downloads, books, and vinyl.  Thanks!

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Jazzfest Weekend 2

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival continues this weekend with music at The Fairgrounds from 11am till 7pm Thursday-Sunday.  Our artists are very busy at the Fairgrounds and in the clubs and you can find their complete schedules HERE. 

Wednesday, April 29

Basin Street Records block of free instore performances at the Louisiana Music Factory w/ Jason Marsalis at 12p, Irvin Mayfield at 1p, Kermit Ruffins at 2p, and Rebirth Brass Band at 3p.

Jeremy Davenport in his lounge at the Ritz-Carlton 5:30p, and then around the corner, Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse 8p.

Thursday, April 30

Jon Cleary at DBA 7p, Kermit Ruffins’ Trumpet Battle Royale at the House of Blues 9p, and Rebirth Brass Band (and the Revivalists) at the Howlin Wolf 10:30p.

Friday, May 1

Kermit Ruffins at Mid City Lanes Rock n Bowl 8:30p, and Jeremy Davenport in the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton 9p.

Saturday, May 2

Davell Crawford warms up the Acura Stage at 1:45p for Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John at The Fairgrounds.  Kermit Ruffins performs on the Congo Square Stage at 2:45p. Dr.Michael White w/ guest Thais Clark hit Economy Hall at 2:55p.  Each of these artists have CD signings immediately following their sets.

In the clubs Jason Marsalis at Snug Harbor at 9p & 11p, Jeremy Davenport at the Ritz-Carlton at 9p, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen at the Maple Leaf Bar at 10p, and Rebirth Brass Band at Maison at 10:30p.

Sunday, May 3

Jason Marsalis performs in the WWOZ Jazz Tent at the Fairgrounds at 1:30p. Kermit Ruffins performs a tribute to Louis Armstrong in Economy Hall at the Fairgrounds at 4:20p. It will be BROADCAST LIVE ON WWOZ and simulcast on many stations! Listen anywhere at www.wwoz.org. Both of their sets will be followed immediately by CD signings in those tents!

That night, find Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen Trio at DBA at 7p and Kermit Ruffins at Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge at 7p.

THANK YOU FOR BUYING CDs, LPs, and Books!

 

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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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