Billboard Feature on Basin Street Records

On the 20th anniversary of our first recording, Billboard takes a look at our first 20 years. The inception, the hurdles, and the future.

GiveNola Day 2017

Today is GiveNola Day, and we wanted to thank those who go out of their way to support New Orleans non-profits. Donate $20 or more, and get our GiveNola Day Sampler with twelve songs from all twelve Basin Street artists for FREE!

Donate at the donation station at GiveNola Fest, and you will receive a coupon code for the FREE download!

Did you already donate online at GiveNola’s website? Send us proof of your donation of $20 or more (an e-mail confirmation works), and we will send you the coupon code directly! E-mail us at info (at), send us a Facebook message, or DM us on Twitter @BasinStRecords).

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 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.



French Quarter Fest is April 9 – 12, 2015

Irvin Mayfield performs several times. Spend a day with Kermit Ruffins. Listen to Rebirth Brass Band and Jeremy Davenport too. The 2015 French Quarter Festival sponsored by Chevron gives you great opportunities to taste, hear, feel and see what’s great about New Orleans and Louisiana. Come visit.

Check out our artists schedules at

Check out the complete schedule at

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

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.


Kermit Ruffins Drives the Streets of New Orleans

Kermit Ruffins takes a drive through the streets of New Orleans in a Lexus on his way to his regular Thursday night gig at Vaughan’s. Watch out! Pick up his latest CDs, Happy Talk (currently #5 on the Billboard Jazz Chart) and Have A Crazy Cool Christmas (featuring the original hit, A Saints Christmas).

Support the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp!

Learn more about the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp in New Orleans. This year’s artists-in-residence include Candido Camero, Bobbie Sanabria and Norma Miller. Previous artists-in-residence included Wynton Marsalis, George Duke and Clark Terry. Visit for more information or to make a donation.