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!

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!

 

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

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!

We’re having fun! Are you? www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour

IF YOU ARE A GRAMMY VOTER, OR KNOW ONE…

We appreciate your vote on the first round ballot for the Rootsy My Gift To You album by Davell Crawford, the Jazzy Vocalistic album We Partyin’ Traditional Style! by Kermit Ruffins, and the Jazzy Instrumentalish album In A World of Mallets by Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. We’d also like to point your attention to our amazing Grammy winning engineers on the Davell Crawford record, David Farrell and Vlado Meller and to the multi-Grammy winning engineer Chris Finney and multi-Grammy winning producer Tracey Freeman on Kermit’s record. If you are a voting member and you’d like to hear the albums, send us a note, and we’ll get them to you.

Listen to clips here:

Davell: https://soundcloud.com/basinstreetrecords/sets/davell-crawford-gift-clips

Kermit: https://soundcloud.com/basinstreetrecords/sets/kermit-ruffins-partyin-clips

Jason: https://soundcloud.com/basinstreetrecords/sets/jason-marsalis-in-a-world-of

Bravo Top Chef Set In New Orleans

The premiere of the new season of Top Chef is tonight. This season is set in New Orleans. Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio had a wonderful time with much of what’s great in our city, including Kermit Ruffins, Davell Crawford, and Jason Marsalis!

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


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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