On the 20th anniversary of our first recording, Billboard takes a look at our first 20 years. The inception, the hurdles, and the future.
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.
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!
There is no time in New Orleans like Jazzfest. The Fairgrounds hosts music from 11am till 7pm Friday-Sunday this weekend and Thursday-Sunday next weekend. The clubs are full of music every night and many host shows that start as late as 2am!
Our artists are very busy at the Fairgrounds and in the clubs and you can find their complete schedules HERE.
A few highlights for the first weekend:
THURSDAY, April 23, 2015
Kick off the weekend tonight at Armstrong Park at 5p with Kermit Ruffins.
Irvin Mayfield (and George Benson) perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Gala tonight.
The Headhunters perform at The Prime Example.
FRIDAY, April 24, 2015
Davell Crawford performs in the Gospel Tent at the Fairgrounds, followed by a CD signing in the CD retail tent.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra presents The Big Beat, its annual gala.
SATURDAY, April 25, 2015
Jeremy Davenport performs in the WWOZ Jazz Tent at the Fairgrounds, followed immediately by a CD signing in the back of the WWOZ Jazz Tent.
Irvin Mayfield will be interviewed on the Allison Miner Stage in the Grandstand at the Fairgrounds and will be selling and signing his new coffee table book w/ 7 CDs, New Orleans Jazz Playhouse, right there.
SUNDAY, April 26, 2015
Jon Cleary, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Rebirth Brass Band and Dr. Michael White all perform at the Fairgrounds. Rebirth has a CD signing in the CD retail tent before their show. Irvin has a Book/CD signing in the CD retail tent after his set. Dr. Michael White has a CD signing immediately after his set right in Economy Hall.
Dr. Michael White’s tribute to Jelly Roll Morton will be broadcast live from Jazzfest on WWOZ on Sunday at 5:35p.
Wrap up your Sunday at Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge where he’ll perform around 7p. Make sure you buy a copy of his brand new CD, #imsoneworleans.
Below, in reverse order from the way we tweeted them on 12/5/12 as #2012BasinStreetRecordsHighlights:
Kermit agreeing to contract extension yesterday. Next record coming April 2013.
Dr.Michael White, Kermit Ruffins & Bill Summers International Jazz Day participation w/ Herbie Hancock
Theresa Andersson’s release of Street Parade.pic.twitter.com/17iqVjwd
Dr.Michael White’s release of Adventurers in New Orleans Jazz Pt 2.
Rebirth opening 8 shows for Red Hot Chili Peppers pic.twitter.com/LPDFPlzc
Recording and getting Davell Crawford’s 2013 release, Louisiana: My Gift To You, ready
Theresa Andersson’s 50+ performances in Sweden.
@JeremyDavenport‘s 175+ performances in New Orleans
REBIRTH’s Grammy celebration at Maple Leaf. pic.twitter.com/qXNlkR7x
Receiving Offbeat’s Best of the Beat for Best Record Label 2011 in early 2012. pic.twitter.com/jkk1OmgW
Theresa Andersson’s mini krewe marching in Krewe of Muses parade pic.twitter.com/q5vhpx8m
@RebirthBB named Entertainer of the Year with Album of Year at Gambit’s Big Easy Entertainment Awards.
Grammy win for Rebirth of New Orleans CD by
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today (Monday, October 22, 2012) is the 15th anniversary of the signing of the first Basin Street Records’ recording contract. It was a contract with Kermit Ruffins to record a pair of records, the first of which was recorded on November 14, 1997 in front of a packed house at Tipitina’s. That recording was later named The Barbecue Swingers Live and was released in February 1998.
Please join Kermit Ruffins and Basin Street Records when we return to the scene of that first recording, Tipitina’s, at 501 Napoleon Ave. in New Orleans, on Friday, November 16th, 2012 to celebrate 15 years and a dozen projects together.
Since that date Basin Street Records has signed a dozen artists and has released nearly 50 projects including 2012 Grammy winner Rebirth of New Orleans by the Rebirth Brass Band. For a complete list of artists, projects, photos and tour dates please click on www.BasinStreetRecords.com
Other spotlight shows in November helping Basin Street Records celebrate 15 years include:
* Rebirth Brass Band opening 8 shows for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Nov 14-26
* Jeremy Davenport at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis Nov 23-24
* Theresa Andersson at Byronz in Shreveport on Thursdays beginning November 29
* Jason Marsalis w/ Marcus Roberts at the London Jazz Festival Nov 17
* Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in New Orleans Wednesdays in November
* Dr.Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band at Xavier University in New Orleans Nov 20
* Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen at Tipitina’s in New Orleans Nov 23
Complete tour dates: http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour
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