Our 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

 We will kickoff 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)

Henry Butler and Friends (10p upstairs)

Dr. Michael White Quartet (10:45p downstairs)

Davell Crawford & One Foot In The Blues (11:30p upstairs)

Come visit New Orleans!

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.

Market Fest! The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s 5th Annual Gala

Don’t miss Market Fest 2016 at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market on Friday, April 22nd, 2016. This is the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s 5th Annual Gala Event.

Coming to New Orleans for Jazzfest? Find our artists dates here > https://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour

 

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!

Our Biggest Day EVER

On April 20, 2004 we released 6 CDs (5 CDs of new music and a TV soundtrack of some of our existing catalog).  That was our biggest day ever, until today.  Today we are releasing 8 CDs of new music and a 304 page coffee table book (that is home to 7 of those CDs). Thank you for buying them! They are Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Playhouse and Kermit Ruffins’ #imsoneworleans

They both have huge schedules this month. Find them and their new projects at their performances: http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour 

We have a brand new 2015 sampler CD. Get it free when you buy any 2 of our artists CDs!

2 New CDs & Another looking for Grammy votes

Grammy voter? Thank you for considering Rebirth Brass Band’s Move Your Body. The band won the Grammy for Regional Roots music album a few years ago, and we’d love to see them receive another nomination!

Our two new albums, Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet’s The 21st Century Trad Band (10/27), and Irvin Mayfield’s first Christmas album, A New Orleans Creole Christmas (11/11) are available this Fall.

Prefer iTunes? These are all Mastered for ITunes and have digital booklets available! Click these links:
Jason’s new one
Irvin’s new one
Rebirth’s new one

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


15 Years Ago We Signed Our First Artist

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 Orleanson 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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