Click HERE for a Yahoo Music story on #NOLA. It quotes Basin Street Records’ president, Mark Samuels, and covers many of our artists. #Katrina10
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!
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!
Basin Street Records at 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:
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
Thu 30 “Rest Day”
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!
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.
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
We appreciate your vote on the first round ballot for the Rootsy My Gift To You album by Davell Crawford, the Jazzy Vocalistic album We Partyin’ Traditional Style! by Kermit Ruffins, and the Jazzy Instrumentalish album In A World of Mallets by Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. We’d also like to point your attention to our amazing Grammy winning engineers on the Davell Crawford record, David Farrell and Vlado Meller and to the multi-Grammy winning engineer Chris Finney and multi-Grammy winning producer Tracey Freeman on Kermit’s record. If you are a voting member and you’d like to hear the albums, send us a note, and we’ll get them to you.
Listen to clips here:
If there has been a more crazy 16 years in music than these 16, enlighten us. More on these 16 years coming soon, but too busy getting fired up for Saints and Monday Night Football! #WhoDat