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

We’re Jazzed to Have You

Planning a convention? Come to New Orleans!
We are pleased to partner with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau! Our artists and our music can help make your convention special.

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!

 

Jazzfest Starts Tomorrow!

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.

The first public performance of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in their new home, the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market.

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.

Happy Jazzfest!

Jazzfest Weekend 2

Friday, May 2:

Jason Marsalis (Jazz tent & CD signing), Theresa Andersson (Acura stage & CD signing) and Dr.Michael White (Economy Hall) perform at Jazzfest.

The clubs are full of our artists: Headhunters, Jon Cleary, Jeremy Davenport, Jason Marsalis, Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins all perform!

 

Saturday, May 3:

Henry Butler performs with Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 at Jazzfest.

Kermit, Henry, Jeremy, Rebirth and Jon all perform in the clubs!

 

Sunday, May 4:

On Sunday we don’t have any artists performing at Jazzfest (that we know of), BUT the Rebirth Brass Band celebrate the release of their new CD, Move Your Body, in the New Orleans area (out worldwide June 24) at the Howlin Wolf at 10pm.

 

Monday, May 5:

Davell Crawford performs at Louisiana Music Factory at 1:30p. Come by and buy his latest CD, My Gift To You.  Monday night Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen perform at the Maple Leaf Bar.

THANK YOU FOR BUYING CDs!

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New Year’s Eve on CNN: Dr.Michael White & Jason Marsalis

Basin Street Records’ artists Dr.Michael White and Jason Marsalis will be interviewed by Brooke Baldwin on CNN on New Year’s Eve in the half hour leading up to New Year central time. Dr.Michael White released Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Part 2 in 2012, and Jason Marsalis will release In A World Of Mallets on February 19, 2013.

Dr.Michael White was named Humanist of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and received the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship.

Jason Marsalis received the National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Master award with his musical father Ellis, and brothers Branford, Wynton and Delfeayo.

Both Jason and Michael were named to Downbeat Magazine’s recent Critics’ and Readers’ polls!

In New Orleans on New Year’s Eve?  Check out Kermit Ruffins at Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy early from 5p till 8p, Jon Cleary at Chickie Wah Wah 9p, Irvin Mayfield at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse 9p, Jeremy Davenport in the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton 9p and Rebirth Brass Band at the Howlin Wolf 10:30p.

HERE IS A LINK TO THE VIDEO ON CNN!

2012 In Review

Below, in reverse order from the way we tweeted them on 12/5/12 as #2012BasinStreetRecordsHighlights:

Our artists: Kermit,Irvin, Michael,Theresa, Davell & Rebirth on this season of #Treme on @HBO & music licenses.

Kermit agreeing to contract extension yesterday. Next record coming April 2013.

Los Hombres Calientes getting together regularly at @TheIClubNOLA & at @Jazzfest

15 years since 1st recording @Tipitinas w/ @KaraSamuelsAtty (on stage too)  pic.twitter.com/dZVkfDkx

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

@KermitRuffins being honored by @Jazzfest & @USPS pic.twitter.com/koc1Y186

@KermitRuffins opening Kermit’s Treme Speakeasypic.twitter.com/xmj8x5lS

Theresa Andersson’s 50+ performances in Sweden.

@JeremyDavenport‘s 175+ performances in New Orleans

@RebirthBB return from @TheGrammys MSY airport celebration arranged by @kermitruffins pic.twitter.com/IOn3pcMN

Did I tweet @RebirthBB @TheGrammys WIN? pic.twitter.com/HYraae0N

@RebirthBB Grammy nomination celebration at Juneau Suite by Stewart,Juli & Bernardo pic.twitter.com/rlEtjawz

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.

@IrvinMayfieldJr & @NolaNOJO at @carnegiehall

Grammy win for Rebirth of New Orleans CD by @RebirthBB


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USA Today’s Pick of the Week!

Dr.Michael White’s version of Happy Together was named USA Today’s Pick of the Week! The song appears on his brand new release, Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Part 2.  Own it today. Listen to the whole CD HERE.

Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Part 2
“…rendered with what is clearly a deep love for the New Orleans tradition of ensemble improvisation, an extraordinarily high level of musicianship, and a highly infectious feeling of joy and enthusiasm.”

Oct 2011 JazzTimes Magazine

October 2011 issue of JazzTimes includes a beautiful 6 page feature on Irvin Mayfield, a CD review of Dr. Michael White‘s Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Pt 1 “a charm”, and in the accompanying Jazz Education Guide a terrific feature on Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Jazz Camp. Pick up a copy today.