Live in Person Shows!

It’s great that we are seeing more live in person shows announced. You can catch Kermit Ruffins most Tuesdays at Bullet’s Sports Bar at 6p, most Thursdays at 2127 Prytania at 5:30p, and Sundays for brunch at Ray’s on the Avenue at 11a. Catch Jeremy Davenport back at the Davenport Lounge Fridays and Saturdays at 7p. On June 4th Snug Harbor reopens with a a tribute to the late Ellis Marsalis by his youngest son Jason Marsalis. On June 12th you can catch Dr.Michael White at Snug Harbor, but this weekend he’ll be in Charleston, SC at the Spoleto Festival! Some Fridays the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band performs at the Howlin Wolf and some Tuesdays at Zony Mash Beer Project. They are even hitting Florida for a few shows in June! We will once again begin to populate our events page with dates as they are announced. In the meantime, thank you for helping us get our feet back on the ground by licensing and purchasing music!

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Kermit RuffinsThe Barbecue Swingers
Los Hombres CalientesLos Hombres
Jason MarsalisThe Year of the
Irvin MayfieldIrvin
Kermit RuffinsSwing This!
Los Hombres CalientesVol.
Jason MarsalisMusic in
Dr. Michael WhiteA Song for George
Irvin MayfieldHow Passion
Los Hombres CalientesVol. 3: New Congo
Kermit Ruffins1533 St. Philip
Dr. Michael WhiteJazz from the Soul of New
Henry ButlerThe Game Has Just
Jon ClearyJon Cleary and the Absolute Monster 
Kermit RuffinsBig
Irvin MayfieldHalf Past Autumn
Los Hombres CalientesVol. 4: Vodou
Jon ClearyPin Your
Dr. Michael WhiteDancing in the
Los Hombres CalientesVol. 5:
Irvin MayfieldStrange
Kermit Ruffins With Rebirth Brass
Theresa AnderssonTheresa Andersson (EP)
Irvin MayfieldLove Songs, Ballads and
Kermit RuffinsLive at Vaughan’
Henry ButlerPiaNOLA
Theresa AnderssonI The River (EP)
Dr. Michael WhiteBlue
Theresa AnderssonHummingbird, Go!
Kermit RuffinsChristmas Time is Here (Single)
Various ArtistsSiggraph 2009 New Orleans Music
Kermit RuffinsLivin’ A Tremé
Jeremy DavenportWe’ll Dance ‘Til
Kermit RuffinsHave A Crazy Cool
Kermit RuffinsHappy
Rebirth Brass BandRebirth Of New
Rebirth Brass BandWhy You Worried ’bout Me? (Single)
Irvin MayfieldA Love Letter To New
Dr. Michael WhiteAdventures in New Orleans Jazz Pt.
CompilationNothing But A Party: Basin Street Records’ New Orleans Mardi Gras
Kermit RuffinsOther Side (EP/Compilation)
Theresa AnderssonStreet
Dr. Michael WhiteAdventures in New Orleans Jazz Pt.
Jason Marsalis Vibes QuartetIn a World of
Kermit RuffinsWe Partyin’ Traditional
Davell CrawfordMy Gift To
Rebirth Brass BandMove Your
Jason Marsalis Vibes QuartetThe 21st Century Trad
Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Playhouse RevueA New Orleans Creole
Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Playhouse RevueNew Orleans Jazz
Davell CrawfordPiano in the Vaults, Vol.
Irvin Mayfield + The New Orleans Jazz OrchestraLive at
Kermit Ruffins & Irvin MayfieldA Beautiful
BoneramaHot Like
SaràyahFeel The
Davell CrawfordMerry Christmas from Davell
Jason Marsalis & The 21st Century Trad BandMelody Reimagined: book
Dr. Michael WhiteTricentennial
Various ArtistsLive at Little Gem Saloon: Basin Street Records Celebrates 20
Lena PrimaPrima La
Davell CrawfordDear Fats, I Love
BoneramaBonerama Plays
BoneramaEmpty World feat. Michael
Jason MarsalisJason Marsalis
Dr. Michael WhiteDr. Michael White
The Lena Prima Big BandLive in

Grammy Eligible Releases 2020!

It’s that time of year again. We work hard year-round to bring you the best in New Orleans music, and we’re asking for your support to help us earn a Grammy (or more!) for our amazing and extremely talented artists. Take a listen to all of our Grammy-eligible releases at the playlists below on Spotify or Apple Music. More info on these releases below!

Bonerama – “Empty World (feat. Michael McDonald)”

Best American Roots Song

Best American Roots Performance

Bonerama - Empty World (feat. Michael McDonald) Cover

“A heartfelt tribute to New Orleans musical legend, Allen Toussaint. “By blending the world’s finest trombone section with the deeply soulful vocals of Michael McDonald, Bonerama has cooked up a brilliant jambalaya that will be savored for a long time to come!”

— Don Was – President, Blue Note Records / Founder, Was (Not Was)

Jason Marsalis – Jason Marsalis Live

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Cover art for Jason Marsalis Live - an image in a black and green tone of Jason Marsalis playing the vibraphone with the text "Jason Marsalis Live" with the full track list and a section that reads"featuring Oscar Rossignoli, Jasen Weaver, and Gerald Watkins"

The first live album from Jason Marsalis! “Jason Marsalis has developed into an irrepressible force since taking up vibes. … The album bristles with clever surprises, riding the rim of our expectations. … Alternating between ringing and muted tones, Marsalis creates joyous 3D effects with his four-mallet mastery. Perhaps inspired by Lionel Hampton, he’s after a bigger and harder-edged, but still fluid, sound. While the bandleader’s playing and composing reflects a deep knowledge of jazz history, they hop and skip past familiar solutions. There’s something genuinely new going on here.” – Lloyd Sachs, Downbeat Magazine

Dr. Michael White – Dr. Michael White Live

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Cover Art for Dr. Michael White Live featuring a picture of Dr. Michael White in a blue-tone with the text "Doctor Michael White Live" with Gregory Stafford, Seva Venet, mark Brooks, and Jason Marsalis

“On this set from May 5, 2017, White performs five spirited numbers with trumpeter Gregory Stafford, banjoist Seva Venet, bassist Mark Brooks, and drummer Jason Marsalis. Starting with a rollicking “Canal Street Blues” and including an emotional “Summertime” along with three originals that are very much in the tradition, White and his musicians show the audience a great time.” – Scott Yanow, The Syncopated Times

The Lena Prima Big Band – Live in Concert

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

The Lena Prima Big Band - Live in Concert Album Artwork

“Daughter of well-known songwriter and bandleader Louis Prima, Lena Prima has carried on his infectious energy and transplanted it into her live show with her own 14 piece big band. Recorded in Las Vegas last year, Prima and her band give us the full big show experience. … She has a great rapport with the audience and her big voice is well supported by her superb band.” – David Blue, Blues Blues

Listen Below!

Lena Prima Dazzles on Stage with her Big Band. Live in Concert is out today!

The Lena Prima Big Band - Live in Concert Album Artwork

Lena Prima’s Live in Concert is the closest thing you can get to a swinging soirée at a high-class Vegas nightclub today. The singing talent shows that she hasn’t strayed far from her familial legacy on this energetic, fun-loving show recorded live at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas in March of 2019. That familial heritage of course refers to her wildly talented parents, Louis Prima and Gia Maione, and Lena shows she has their same charisma and swagger on Live in Concert. Joined by a 14-piece big band, Lena Prima runs through a gamut of some of her father’s biggest hits including “I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” made famous by Disney’s The Jungle Book, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” and “Just a Gigalo” to name a few. It will be of little surprise to Lena fans that many of the selections come from the Italian-American songbook (Lena is a proud Italian-American), and are also included on Prima’s 2019 Basin Street Records release Prima La Famiglia, a celebration of Italian Famiglia such as “Oh Marie,” “Josephine, Please No Lean (On The Bell),” and “Pensate Amore (Think Love).”
Live in Concert encapsulates an evening of fun, and will have you dancing in your living room to songs like  “Jump Jive an’ Wail.” Much like a Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, or Louis Prima himself, Lena is in her element performing on the big Vegas stage with the support of fantastic musicians with a raucous and loving audience swinging along with her. If you’re looking for some pure, unadulterated fun, Lena Prima’s Live in Concert is for you!
Lena Prima’s Live in Concert is available in digital format from Basin Street Records and on most of your favorite digital platforms today! Pre-order the CD from Basin Street Records today (CD available in September).