Three New Releases – Many Artists at Jazz Fest

We’ve been been dedicated to putting out the best music from New Orleans for over twenty years. Jazz Fest in New Orleans is here, and now is your chance to see great performances from the artists putting out these three new releases, as well as many more!

Bonerama – Bonerama Plays Zeppelin

Bonerama Plays Zeppelin Cover Art

For over twenty years Bonerama has been breaking down expectations of what a rock band can be by rocking people’s socks off with three trombones in the front line backed by sousaphone, guitar, and drums, frequently playing funked-up, brassy renditions of classic rock songs. Their latest album, Bonerama Plays Zeppelin, tackles covers of the ultimate rock band Led Zeppelin in ways you couldn’t imagine. The album is available in a variety of unique, limited vinyl formats, pick one up before they run out!

4/26 – Gentilly Stage – 12:30 PM
4/26 – CD/Vinyl Signing – AARP Rhythmpourium Tent – 2:30 PM


Davell Crawford – Dear Fats, I Love You

Davell Crawford, “The Piano Prince of New Orleans” is paying respect to his close friend Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino, the renowned New Orleans piano-player and vocalist who passed away in 2017. Dear Fats, I Love You finds Crawford playing fifteen of Domino’s most famous songs on solo piano including “Ain’t That A Shame,”“Blueberry Hill,” and “I’m Walkin'” in a tasteful tribute to the king of R&B.

4/27 – Interview of Davell Crawford by Herman Fuselier – Alison Miner Music Heritage Stage – 4:45 PM
4/28 –
Tribute to Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino with Special Guests Bonnie Raitt, Irma Thomas, Davell Crawford, Jon Cleary, and Al “Lil Fats” Jackson featuring the Fats Domino Orchestra – Acura Stage – 12:15 PM
4/28 – Blues Tent – 3:00 PM
5/3 –
Festival Ancestor Statue Unveiling Honoring Henry Butler w/Davell Crawford on Keys – 1:10 PM
– Tribute to Allen Toussaint – Acura Stage – 1:25 PM
– Tribute to Raymond Myles feat. The RAMS and Special Guest Davell Crawford – Gospel Tent – 3:45 PM

Lena Prima – Prima La Famiglia

Lena Prima - Prima La Famiglia Cover Art

Lena Prima’s first album on Basin Street Records, Prima La Famiglia, debuted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz Charts for good reason. The polished big-band/swing album explores many songs from the songbook of her father, Louis Prima, the legendary singer and trumpeter from New Orleans. Lush orchestrations and arrangements of these classic songs carry on the Italian-American tradition of the Prima family name.

5/2 – Economy Hall Tent – 2:20 PM

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Jazzfest Starts Thursday!

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival starts Thursday. The Fairgrounds and the clubs will be packed with music everyday. Check out our artists’ schedules on our Events page, and check out the new releases just in time for Jazzfest from Bonerama and Davell Crawford, as well as recent releases from Lena Prima, and several of our artists on the compilation, Live at the Little Gem Saloon: Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Years!

At the Fairgrounds —> Thursday, April 25th: Bill Summers, Jason Marsalis. Friday, April 26th: Bonerama. Saturday, April 27th: Rebirth Brass Band, Dr.Michael White, Davell Crawford. Sunday, April 28th: Davell Crawford, Jon Cleary, Dr.Michael White, Jason Marsalis. Thursday, May 2nd: Lena Prima. Friday, May 3rd: Jason Marsalis, Davell Crawford, Kermit Ruffins. Saturday, May 4th: Jeremy Davenport. Sunday, May 5th: Jon Cleary, Davell Crawford, Dr.Michael White, Kermit Ruffins.


French Quarter Festival!

French Quarter Festival 2019 Fans Enjoying Kermit Ruffins on the Abita Beer Stage!

French Quarter Fest began today, and Kermit Ruffins kicked things off for Basin Street Records on the Abita Beer stage! Later today, find Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band and Grammy winner Jon Cleary (unfortunately on different stages at about the same time).

Tomorrow, Friday, April 12th at 10:10am, Lena Prima will be interviewed by Angela Hill on WWL Radio, 105.3 FM and 870 AM, or listen online anywhere! She performs at 12:30p at French Quarter Festival and will be broadcast by WWOZ 90.7 FM or around the world!

Saturday, April 13th WWOZ will broadcast Bill Summers from French Quarter Fest at 5:30p.

Sunday, catch both Bonerama (5:20p) and Jeremy Davenport (2:20p) there!


It’s International Jazz Day today, and everyday.

It’s International Jazz Day and we have once in a tricentennial offers from our artists straight from where Jazz was born, New Orleans! Visit our online shop. We are New Orleans Music.