Busy Day!

DateArtistCityVenue
05/14/20Jon ClearyFacebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial
Time: 1:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE. Jon’s Quarantini Happy Hour
05/14/20Kermit RuffinsFacebook.com/TheRockNBowl
Time: 4:20pm. ONLINE. LIVE.
05/14/20Jason MarsalisFacebook.com/JasonMarsalisMusic
Time: 7:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE. The Jason Marsalis One-Man Drums Show.
05/16/20Jon ClearyFacebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial
Time: 12:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE. Jon’s 1/2 hour piano lesson, “One Finger At A Time”
05/16/20Kermit RuffinsFacebook.com/RuffinsBBQ
Time: 4:20pm. ONLINE. LIVE.

3/13/19-5/6/19 v. 3/13/20-5/6/20

Imagine the effect on the artists, sidemen, venues, festivals, sound engineers, staff, landlords, publicists, labels…

5/6/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/6/19Jon ClearyChickie Wah WahNew Orleans, LA
5/6/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/6/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Davell CrawfordSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19BoneramaHouse of BluesNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Davell CrawfordSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19SaràyahKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Kermit RuffinsNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Davell CrawfordNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Dr. Michael WhiteNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Davell CrawfordNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/5/19Jon ClearyNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/4/19Rebirth Brass BandMaisonNew Orleans, LA
5/4/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
5/4/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
5/4/19Jon ClearyMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
5/4/19Lena PrimaJazz Playhouse in Royal Sonesta HotelNew Orleans, LA
5/4/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
5/4/19Jason MarsalisThe Center for the Performing ArtsCarmel, IN
5/4/19Jeremy DavenportNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19BoneramaMid City Lanes Rock ‘n BowlNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19Davell CrawfordACE HotelNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19Kermit RuffinsNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19Davell CrawfordNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19Henry ButlerNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/3/19Jason MarsalisNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/2/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/2/19Jon ClearyDBANew Orleans, LA
5/2/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
5/2/19Lena PrimaNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19Jon ClearyChickie Wah WahNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19SaràyahHouse of BluesNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19Theresa AnderssonHi Ho LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19Lena PrimaNew Orleans Jazz MuseumNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19Lena PrimaLouisiana Music FactoryNew Orleans
5/1/19Dr. Michael WhiteLouisiana Music FactoryNew Orleans
5/1/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
5/1/19BoneramaLouisiana Music FactoryNew Orleans
4/30/19Rebirth Brass BandMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
4/30/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/30/19Jon ClearyNew Orleans Jazz MuseumNew Orleans, LA
4/30/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/29/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/29/19Jon ClearyHouse of BluesNew Orleans, LA
4/29/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/29/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Jason MarsalisSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Davell CrawfordSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Rebirth Brass BandCafe IstanbulNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Jason MarsalisSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Davell CrawfordSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19SaràyahKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Jason MarsalisNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Dr. Michael WhiteNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Jon ClearyNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Davell CrawfordNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Davell CrawfordNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/28/19Jon ClearyNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19BoneramaHowlin’ WolfNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Rebirth Brass BandHowlin’ WolfNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Jon ClearyChickie Wah WahNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Davell CrawfordNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Dr. Michael WhiteNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Rebirth Brass BandNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Davell CrawfordNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/27/19Jon ClearyNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/26/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
4/26/19BoneramaMid City Lanes Rock ‘n BowlNew Orleans, LA
4/26/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/26/19Lena PrimaHotel Monteleone (Carousel Bar)New Orleans, LA
4/26/19BoneramaNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/26/19BoneramaNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/25/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/25/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/25/19Jason MarsalisNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/25/19Bill SummersNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalNew Orleans, LA
4/25/19BoneramaWWL TVNew Orleans, LA
4/24/19Jon ClearyMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
4/24/19Kermit RuffinsHyatt RegencyNew Orleans, LA
4/24/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/23/19Rebirth Brass BandMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
4/23/19Jon ClearyChickie Wah WahNew Orleans, LA
4/23/19Dr. Michael WhiteXavier Music AuditoriumNew Orleans, LA
4/22/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/22/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/20/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/20/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/20/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/20/19Rebirth Brass BandTownship Jazz FestivalRidgeland, MS
4/20/19Jason MarsalisNorth East Florida Jazz AssociationDayton Beach, FL
4/19/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
4/19/19BoneramaTipitina’sNew Orleans, LA
4/19/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/19/19Jason MarsalisSidney and Berne Davis Art CenterFt.Myers, FL
4/18/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/18/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/17/19Jason MarsalisJazz at Lincoln CenterNew York, NY
4/17/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/17/19Kermit RuffinsLafayette SquareNew Orleans
4/16/19Rebirth Brass BandMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
4/16/19Jon ClearyChickie Wah WahNew Orleans, LA
4/15/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/15/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/14/19BoneramaFrench Quarter FestivalNew Orleans
4/14/19Jeremy DavenportFrench Quarter FestivalNew Orleans
4/13/19Jason MarsalisSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/13/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/13/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/13/19Jason MarsalisSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/13/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/13/19Bill SummersFrench Quarter FestivalNew Orleans
4/12/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
4/12/19Dr. Michael WhiteSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/12/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/12/19Dr. Michael WhiteSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
4/12/19Lena PrimaFrench Quarter FestivalNew Orleans
4/12/19Jon ClearyExit 0 International Jazz FestivalCape May, NJ
4/11/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/11/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/11/19Jon ClearyFrench Quarter FestivalNew Orleans
4/11/19Rebirth Brass BandFrench Quarter FestivalNew Orleans
4/11/19Kermit RuffinsFrench Quarter FestivalNew Orleans
4/10/19Kermit RuffinsAxelrad Beer GardenHouston, TX
4/10/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/9/19Rebirth Brass BandMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
4/9/19Jon ClearyChickie Wah WahNew Orleans, LA
4/8/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/8/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/7/19Rebirth Brass BandSkull and Roses – Ventura County FairgroundsVentura, CA
4/6/19Jon ClearyTipitina’sNew Orleans, LA
4/6/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/6/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/6/19Rebirth Brass BandWinston’s Beach ClubSan Diego, CA
4/6/19Jason MarsalisJohnny Mercer TheaterSavannah, GA
4/6/19Kermit RuffinsLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
4/6/19Lena PrimaItalian Heritage FestivalKenner, LA
4/5/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
4/5/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/5/19Lena PrimaFesta ItalianaTampa, FL
4/5/19Rebirth Brass BandCrescent BallroomPhoenix, AZ
4/5/19Jason MarsalisLucas TheaterSavannah, GA
4/4/19Lena PrimaHouse of BluesNew Orleans, LA
4/4/19Rebirth Brass BandHistoric El Rey TheaterAlbuquerque, NM
4/4/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/4/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/3/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
4/2/19Rebirth Brass BandMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
4/2/19Jon ClearyChickie Wah WahNew Orleans, LA
4/1/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
4/1/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/30/19Jason MarsalisSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
3/30/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/30/19Kermit RuffinsCity WineryAtlanta, GA
3/30/19Jason MarsalisSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
3/30/19Dr. Michael WhiteLittle Gem SaloonNew Orleans, LA
3/30/19BoneramaMagic Hat Brewery and ArtifactoryBurlington, VT
3/30/19Jon ClearySavannah Music FestivalSavannah, GA
3/29/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
3/29/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/29/19Rebirth Brass BandTipitina’sNew Orleans, LA
3/29/19Jason MarsalisSnug HarborNew Orleans, LA
3/28/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/28/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/27/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/26/19Rebirth Brass BandMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
3/25/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/25/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/24/19BoneramaShank HallMilwaukee, WI
3/23/19Rebirth Brass BandDBANew Orleans, LA
3/23/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/23/19BoneramaCubby BearChicago, IL
3/23/19Davell CrawfordSheraton New OrleansNew Orleans, LA
3/22/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
3/22/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/22/19BoneramaAtomic CowboySt.Louis, MO
3/21/19BoneramaRiverfront LiveCincinnati, OH
3/21/19Lena PrimaSmith CenterLas Vegas
3/21/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/21/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/20/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/19/19Rebirth Brass BandMaple Leaf BarNew Orleans, LA
3/18/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/18/19Irvin MayfieldKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/18/19Lena PrimaKTNV Morning Blend TVLas Vegas, NV
3/17/19Rebirth Brass BandVolcanic Theatre PubBend, OR
3/16/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/16/19BoneramaColumbia Street TaproomCovington, LA
3/16/19Rebirth Brass BandRevolution HallPortland, OR
3/15/19Kermit RuffinsBlue NileNew Orleans, LA
3/15/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/15/19BoneramaCatholic High School GymBaton Rouge, LA
3/15/19Rebirth Brass BandTractor TavernSeattle, WA
3/14/19Rebirth Brass BandSeasons Music HallYakima, WA
3/14/19Kermit RuffinsKermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law LoungeNew Orleans, LA
3/14/19Lena PrimaItalian American Club RestaurantLas Vegas, NV
3/14/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA
3/14/19Lena PrimaDennis Bono Show – South Point Hotel Casino and SpaLas Vegas, NV
3/13/19Rebirth Brass BandWOW HallEugene, OR
3/13/19Jeremy DavenportDavenport Lounge at Ritz-CarltonNew Orleans, LA

Online Shows!

Kermit Ruffins to perform LIVE after WWOZ’s #JazzFestingInPlace Saturday and Sunday at 7p
04/28/20 Jon ClearyFacebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial
Time: 8:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE. Jon’s Quarantini Happy Hour.
04/30/20 Jon ClearyFacebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial
Time: 1:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE. Jon’s Quarantini Happy Hour.
04/30/20 Kermit RuffinsFacebook.com/RuffinsBBQ
Time: 4:20pm. ONLINE. LIVE. From Kermit’s 9th Ward Juke Joint, but broadcast on Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge Page.
05/01/20 Jason MarsalisFacebook.com/SnugHarborJazzBistro
Time: 8:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE. E-Day Tribute to Ellis Marsalis, on Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro’s Facebook page!
05/02/20 Jon ClearyFacebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial
Time: 12:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE. Worldwide 1/2 hour piano lesson, “One Finger at a Time”
05/02/20 Kermit RuffinsFacebook.com/RuffinsBBQ
Time: 7:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE! More information
05/03/20 Kermit RuffinsFacebook.com/RuffinsBBQ
Time: 7:00pm. ONLINE. LIVE.

LIVE ONLINE SHOWS COMING UP!

Tuesday, April 14th at 8p CT: Jason Marsalis at www.SideBarNola.com (a one hour live show)

Tuesday, April 14th at 8p CT: Jon Cleary at Facebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial (a one hour live show)

Thursday, April 16th at 1p CT: Jon Cleary at Facebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial (a one hour live show)

Friday, April 17th at 8p CT: Kermit Ruffins at Jazz FM Toronto (interview on The Gumbo Kitchen radio show)

Saturday, April 18th at 12p CT: Jon Cleary at Facebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial (a half hour live piano lesson for beginners, One Note At A Time)

Monday, April 20th at 4:20p CT: Kermit Ruffins at Facebook.com/RuffinsBBQ (a 2 hour live concert!)

Thank you for buying music! For links to all our releases on all of your favorite platforms (we and artists do best when you buy straight from us) click on https://www.basinstreetrecords.com/hyperurl-to-your-favorite-online-stores-and-streams/

Two New Live Albums in a Time of Need from Dr. Michael White & Jason Marsalis

Cover Art for Dr. Michael White Live featuring a picture of Dr. Michael White in a blue-tone with the text "Doctor Michael White Live" with Gregory Stafford, Seva Venet, mark Brooks, and Jason Marsalis
Cover art for Jason Marsalis Live - an image in a black and green tone of Jason Marsalis playing the vibraphone with the text "Jason Marsalis Live" with the full track list and a section that reads"featuring Oscar Rossignoli, Jasen Weaver, and Gerald Watkins"

Dr. Michael White Live & Jason Marsalis Live

Digital Albums Out April 17, 2020

It goes without saying that Covid-19 has got us all a little down in the dumps these days. Our hearts are broken over the loss of Ellis Marsalis, one of the greatest musical inspirations of all time. We’re all feeling a little lost right now. But we won’t stop doing what we do. Especially in trying times, we need music more than ever. Perhaps one of the biggest holes this virus has left in our society is a lack of live music. It has been reassuring to see many artists worldwide successfully turn to livestreaming to help fill that hole, and here at Basin Street Records, we want to keep doing what we do best to make this stressful time a little less stressful for everyone.
What better way to do that, than to release two new live albums from two of the most talented musicians on the planet? Recorded in May of 2017 in the throes of Jazz Fest at a bustling evening at Little Gem Saloon, when we listened back to these sets, we knew the world needed to hear them. We dedicate these albums to Ellis Marsalis, Jr. This label exists because of him and his family.

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Dr. Michael White Live

Cover Art for Dr. Michael White Live featuring a picture of Dr. Michael White in a blue-tone with the text "Doctor Michael White Live" with Gregory Stafford, Seva Venet, mark Brooks, and Jason Marsalis

For nearly 45 years, Dr. Michael White has been bringing smiles to faces with his joy-filled, masterful clarinet-playing in the tradition of New Orleans jazz. May 5, 2017 was a special night in this storied career. In an evening celebrating Basin Street Records’ 20th anniversary, Dr. Michael White and his quartet (plus special guest Jason Marsalis) captivated an audience at the packed Little Gem Saloon with forty minutes of his mesmerizing performance. A Michael White show is more than a concert, it’s an experience. Like a siren in the sea, the first dulcet tones from White’s clarinet immediately draw the listener in; what ensues is nothing short of magic, a performance steeped in tradition—one that perhaps wouldn’t sound out of place in the very same venue in the 1920s—but full of luster and originality—something that makes you want to get up and dance. It may be “traditional” and “historical” but more apropos, it’s “electric” and “captivating.”
Dr. Michael White Live kicks off with the energetic “Canal Street Blues,” and segues straight into “I Love You Too Much To Ever Leave You” with the inimitable vocals of White’s long-time collaborator and trumpeter/vocalist, Gregory Stafford. White brings the audience to a warm island with “Caribbean Girl,” and the show only gets better from there. White brings fellow Basin Street labelmate, and resident prodigy Jason Marsalis to the drum set to accompany on the final two songs. A hush goes through the room, and more than a few jaws drop with the sultry rendition of the audience favorite and Gershwin classic, “Summertime.” White and his comrades leave nothing on the floor, wrapping up the set with the downright raucous “Give It Up / Gypsy Second Line,” a Michael White original.
If you were there, you witnessed a show for the ages; something you won’t ever forget. If not, you have a chance to experience a piece of what this special night entailed. Listen to Dr. Michael White Live now, and let yourself fall under his trance.

Jason Marsalis’s First Ever Live Album, Jason Marsalis Live

Cover art for Jason Marsalis Live - an image in a black and green tone of Jason Marsalis playing the vibraphone with the text "Jason Marsalis Live" with the full track list and a section that reads"featuring Oscar Rossignoli, Jasen Weaver, and Gerald Watkins"

On May 5, 2017 an all-star roster of Basin Street Records recording artists came together to celebrate the kickoff of BSR’s 20th anniversary at the historic jazz venue, the Little Gem Saloon. The evening began with an energetic set by renowned percussionist Jason Marsalis of the musical Marsalis family. That full set is now available as Jason Marsalis’s first ever live album, Jason Marsalis Live.
Jason Marsalis Live features the seasoned percussionist on vibes accompanied by Oscar Rossignoli on piano, Jasen Weaver on bass, and Gerald Watkins on drums, and finds the quartet playing a mix of new and old original material by Jason Marsalis. The Live album structures itself as a retrospective through Marsalis’s writing career working from most recent backwards. The opening tunes “Ratio Man Strikes Again,” “Passionate Dancer,” and “Bourbon Street Ain’t Mardi Gras” all come from his most recent release Melody Reimagined: book 1 an album comprised of contrafacts, songs composed using the chord progressions of existing songs, but with new melodies. “Ballet Class” comes from the critically acclaimed 2013 album In A World of Mallets, an album Mark Shapiro of DMX/Mood Media called “a candidate for record of the decade . . . a masterpiece.” The latter half of the album dives deeper into Marsalis’s discography featuring two tracks from his first two albums on Basin Street Records, “Short Story #1” from Music in Motion and “At The House, In Da Pocket” from The Year of the Drummer.
Jason Marsalis Live attests to Marsalis’s commitment to constantly grow as a musician. Despite early acknowledgement in his career as a “young phenom” and his status as a member of a family of musical royalty, Marsalis has kept his head down to progress his own career advancing from being an extremely talented genius drummer; expanding into a full-fledged mallet percussionist mastering vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, and other malleted instruments; to becoming an accomplished bandleader and thoughtful songwriter, while retaining all of his previous accolades.
Time will tell how Jason Marsalis will continue to grow and carve out his space in the annals of jazz history, but for the time being we can sit back and enjoy the music. Jason Marsalis Live is a vital step in that process.

LIVE ONLINE SHOWS THIS WEEK BY GRAMMY WINNER JON CLEARY, GRAMMY WINNING REBIRTH BRASS BAND and by KERMIT RUFFINS!

Saturday, April 4th at 12p CT: Facebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial (a half hour live piano lesson)

Saturday, April 4th at 2p CT: Facebook.com/RuffinsBBQ (a 2 hour live concert!)

Tuesday, April 7th at 8p CT: Facebook.com/RebirthBrassBand (a live stream of a January show at Tipitina’s)

Tuesday, April 7th at 8p CT: Facebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial (a live one hour Q&A and concert)

Thursday, April 9th at 1pm CT: Facebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial (a live one hour Q&A and concert)

Friday, April 10th at 3p CT: Facebook.com/RuffinsBBQ (a 2 hour live concert!)

Saturday, April 11th at 12p CT: Facebook.com/JonClearyMusicOfficial (a half hour live piano lesson)

Sunday, April 12th at 3p CT: Facebook.com/RuffinsBBQ (a 2 hour live concert!)

Thank you for buying music! For links to all our releases on all of your favorite platforms (we and artists do best when you buy straight from us) click on https://www.basinstreetrecords.com/hyperurl-to-your-favorite-online-stores-and-streams/