Dr.Michael White is nominated for a Big Easy Entertainment Award for Best Traditional Jazz. The awards are tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans. He also has a new CD coming shortly, Tricentennial Rag. Check it out, and preorder it on our webstore now!
We are kicking off our 20th Anniversary at the beautifully renovated and musically historic Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Doors at 7p. Show at 8:30p. Music non-stop upstairs and downstairs. Get your tickets right now HERE (you know it will sell out).
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet (8:30p downstairs)
The Battle: Kermit Ruffins v. Irvin Mayfield (9:15p downstairs)
Basin Street Supergroup (10p upstairs)
Dr. Michael White Quartet (10:45p downstairs)
Davell Crawford & One Foot In The Blues (11:30p upstairs)
Come visit New Orleans!
CHECK THIS OUT! THAT NIGHT YOU CAN FIND THE LIVE STREAM OF THE FESTIVITIES AND THE SHOW RIGHT HERE OR AT www.Facebook.com/BasinStreetRecords
Go like the page now so you’re more likely to get reminders of that live event and others we may broadcast.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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