Artists in the News

Market Fest! The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s 5th Annual Gala

Don’t miss Market Fest 2016 at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market on Friday, April 22nd, 2016. This is the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s 5th Annual Gala Event. Coming to New Orleans for Jazzfest? Find our artists dates here … Continue reading

Essential Mardi Gras Music

Carnival season is upon us. Mardi Gras Day is February 9. 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. Four of them are … Continue reading

Our Best Offer Ever Returns (for a limited time)

Pick 6 or more CDs from our catalog with a total price of $90 or more and receive 33.3% off your order!  That’s just $10 per CD!  As always, if you buy 2 CDs or more, you’ll receive our free festival sampler … Continue reading

Biography

Irvin Mayfield is a Grammy and Billboard Award-winning artist with 25 albums to his credit. Mayfield is the founding Artistic Director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and currently serves as Jazz Artist in Residence for the Apollo Theater; he served as Artistic Director of Jazz for the Minnesota Orchestra from 2009-2015. In 2009, he entered into a historic partnership with the Royal Sonesta Hotel and created Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, which brought “Jazz back to Bourbon Street” in the historic French Quarter. Mayfield was nominated to the National Council on the Arts by President George W. Bush and was subsequently appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2010; he served through 2014. He also received The Chancellor’s Award from the University of New Orleans (the highest ranking award given to a professor) in 2010 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Dillard University in 2011. He and NOJO recently opened the first space built for Jazz in the city that created the music – The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market.