The Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band performed at International Jazz Day 2016 along with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling and Trombone Shorty at the 17 minute mark of this concert that aired on ABC from the White House. The President and First Lady hosted.
Kermit Ruffins sings a duet and plays trumpet with Bill Murray on “The Bare Necessities” and he accompanies Christopher Walken on trumpet on “I Wan’na Be Like You” in the new Disney classic The Jungle Book!
Coming to Jazzfest? Here’s where you’ll find our artists! https://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour
Walk or run with Team BasinStreetRecords in the Crescent City Classic 10K (race is March 26, 2016) or make a donation and help us help the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic! We’ll send you a free CD of your choice (free shipping too if you’re in the US). Sign up or donate today! SUPPORT TEAM BASINSTREETRECORDS!
On February 15, 2016 Jon Cleary was awarded his first Grammy award for his FHQ release, Go Go Juice! We’ve released two other outstanding albums by Jon that we also hope you’ll buy if you don’t already own them.
Check out this cover story in the New Orleans Advocate.
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 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
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!