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


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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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.

New Orleans Gets Its Groove Back

Michel Martin of NPR interviewed Keith Spera, music writer for the Times-Picayune, and Irvin Mayfield, Grammy and Billboard Latin Music Award winning recording artist, about New Orleans 6 years after the levees broke.  Keith has a terrific new book entitled Groove Interrupted. Irvin has a new book/CD entitled A Love Letter to New Orleans.  

Listen to the podcast HERE.

Only Label With 3 Entries on Billboard Jazz Chart the Past Two Weeks!

What label is the only label on the BILLBOARD JAZZ CHART with 3 entries on both the charts printing 5/21/11 and 5/28/11? It’s the same label that was the only label (the other being Blue Note) that had 2 entries on the chart printing 5/14/11. Namely, Basin Street Records!!!

#9 Rebirth Brass Band, Rebirth of New Orleans
#14 Irvin Mayfield, A Love Letter to New Orleans
#18 Kermit Ruffins, Happy Talk

Plus, the HBO Treme soundtrack is #5 and both Kermit and Rebirth appear on that record.

Own them?


NolaDefender.com writes about Basin Street Records Billboard chart success http://noladefender.com/content/chart-and-soul

OffBeat.com writes about Basin Street Records Billboard chart success http://offbeat.com/2011/05/25/rebirth-brass-band-kermit-ruffins-and-irvin-mayfield-in-billboards-top-ten/


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The lineup for the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, otherwise known as Jazz Fest, has been announced. Jazzfest will return to the New Orleans Fairgrounds on April 29th through May 8th, 2011.

Our artists will perform as follows:

Friday, April 29th: Jon Cleary | Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers | Haitian–New Orleans Connection featuring Emeline Michel, Dr. Jean Montes, and Dr. Michael White

Saturday, April 30th: Jeremy Davenport

Friday, May 6th: Kermit Ruffins
Saturday, May 7th: Dr. Michael White
Sunday, May 8th: Rebirth Brass Band | Henry Butler | Irvin Mayfield

Buy their music today to get you in the mood. See you there!

Click HERE for our artists complete schedule during Jazz Fest.

OffBEAT Best of the Beat Awards

On Friday, January 28th, 2011 the OffBEAT Magazine Best of the Beat Awards party was held at Generations Hall in New Orleans. Our artists took home the following awards!

Best Traditional Jazz Album: Kermit Ruffins’ Happy Talk
Best Traditional Jazz Artist: Kermit Ruffins
Best Trumpeter: Kermit Ruffins
Best Contemporary Jazz Artist: Irvin Mayfield
Best Brass Band: Rebirth Brass Band

In addition, Derrick Tabb (Rebirth Brass Band) and the Roots of Music program were honored for Music Education.

FREE Music for Mom

A FREE Mother’s Day present for your mom. When she signs up for our enews she will receive a link by email to 8 great songs from Kermit Ruffins, Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Dr. Michael White, Irvin Mayfield, Rebirth Brass Band and Los Hombres Calientes. Yes, they are Mardi Gras ish songs, but good year round!

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