Lifetime Achievement Award to & an Interview with Mark Samuels

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 >

Jazzfest & French Quarter Fest

Jazzfest and French Quarter Fest have both made their lineup announcements!

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.

Essential Mardi Gras Music

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.

Buy it on CD or by download from us

“Spirit of Satch” Award to Basin Street Records!

The Satchmo SummerFest is this weekend in New Orleans and the Festival is honoring Basin Street Records with a “Spirit of Satch” award!

This is a great honor. There are few people that have graced our planet whose love has brought millions of people together. Louis Armstrong is one of them.  We work each day to help our artists follow in his footsteps.

Catch Jeremy Davenport and Bill Summers at the festival this weekend.

More info.

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 CD and free US shipping.  Shop here > www.BasinStreetRecords.com/shop

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. Here’s the beginning of his speech:

President Obama: “Hello, everybody! Where y’at? It is good to be back in the Big Easy. And this is the weather in August all the time, right? As soon as I land in New Orleans, the first thing I do is get hungry. When I was here with the family a few years ago, I had a shrimp po-boy at Parkway Bakery and Tavern. I still remember it — that’s how good it was. And one day, after I leave office, maybe I’ll finally hear Rebirth at the Maple Leaf on Tuesday night. I’ll get a chance to “see the Mardi Gras,” and somebody will tell me what’s Carnival for. But right now, I just go to meetings.”

Link to speech on C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/video/?327746-1/president-obama-tenth-anniversary-hurricane-katrina&start=25

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!

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!