On the 20th anniversary of our first recording, Billboard takes a look at our first 20 years. The inception, the hurdles, and the future.
The number one album on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart (printing 11/4/17) is A Beautiful World by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield!
In addition to #1 on the Jazz Albums chart and #1 on the Traditional Jazz albums chart, A Beautiful World is the only jazz album in the Top Album Sales chart (across all genres) at #44, and it’s #11 on the Independent Albums chart! It also just hit #1 on the Heatseekers Chart!
Own it yet? It’s available on CD, by download and on specially mastered heavy vinyl (with download code). Get it right now at https://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/shop
Basin Street Records is pleased to announce the signing of Bonerama! The first of their records to be released on the label is Hot Like Fire, coming October 6, 2017. THE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY IS NOVEMBER 18th AT TIPITINA’S!
We are both about to be 20! #BSR20
Announcing…Saràyah! Our first new artist in 6 years!
The Cutting Edge Music and Business Conference is honoring our president, Mark Samuels, with a lifetime achievement award during their 25th conference on August 24th, 2017 at the Little Gem Saloon at 7:30p.
During an interview with MezRay Tours while they were in town for Jazzfest, Mark actually traces the beginning of the label to Wynton Marsalis, Ben Franklin High School and the Cutting Edge Music and Business Conference.
Listen to that interview here >
We had an amazing night at our 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration at the Little Gem Saloon with many of our artists. If you are with a festival, club, concert promoter or an individual who’s looking for an amazing night of music, please consider booking one, two or more of our artists and let us help you support your events with our #BSR20 promotional umbrella (that includes $)!
We are kicking off our 20th Anniversary at the beautifully renovated and musically historic Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Doors at 7p. Show at 8:30p. Music non-stop upstairs and downstairs. Get your tickets right now HERE (you know it will sell out).
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet (8:30p downstairs)
The Battle: Kermit Ruffins v. Irvin Mayfield (9:15p downstairs)
Basin Street Supergroup (10p upstairs)
Dr. Michael White Quartet (10:45p downstairs)
Davell Crawford & One Foot In The Blues (11:30p upstairs)
Come visit New Orleans!
CHECK THIS OUT! THAT NIGHT YOU CAN FIND THE LIVE STREAM OF THE FESTIVITIES AND THE SHOW RIGHT HERE OR AT www.Facebook.com/BasinStreetRecords
Go like the page now so you’re more likely to get reminders of that live event and others we may broadcast.
Come visit New Orleans!
Our artists at French Quarter Fest:
Thursday, April 6th Dr.Michael White
Saturday, April 8th Kermit Ruffins
Sunday, April 9th Bill Summers, Jeremy Davenport
Our artists at Jazzfest:
Friday April 28 Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Saturday April 29th Jon Cleary, Rebirth Brass Band
Thursday May 4th A Salute to Louis Armstrong feat. Nicholas Payton, James Andrews and Dr. White, Irvin Mayfield, Torkestra: The Great American Songbook ft. Germaine Bazzle, Kermit Ruffins, Clint Johnson and more
Friday May 5th Davell Crawford, Jason Marsalis
Saturday May 6th Dr Michael White with Original Liberty Jazz band feat. Thais Clark, Jeremy Davenport, Henry Butler’s Jambalaya Band, The New Orleans Groove Masters feat. Herlin Riley, Shannon Powell and Jason Marsalis
Sunday May 7th Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Bill Summers’ Jazalsa
DON’T MISS Basin Street Records’ 20th Anniversary Kickoff at Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7p. Tickets available now. Click HERE.
Carnival season is upon us. Mardi Gras Day is February 28. 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 Grammy nominees. Three are Grammy winners. Available everywhere cool music is sold.