Friday, February 29, 2008

Essence Magazine Loves "Love Songs, Ballads and Standards"

Essence Magazine has named Basin Street Records upcoming April 1st release by Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis "Love Songs, Ballads and Standards" as one of six upcoming CDs to look forward to this Spring! Come to New Orleans and see Irvin for yourself at the upcoming French Quarter Festival or at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This is the first of a string of new releases celebrating the rebuilding and the 10th anniversary of Basin Street Records.

Jon Cleary in Florida, Henry Butler in Maryland. B.B.King.

Don't miss Basin Street Records artists on the road this weekend. BB King or his club are involved in most of these gigs.

Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen are in Florida:

Friday, February 29 Tampa, FL Skipper's
Saturday, March 1 Orlando, FL B.B.King's Blues Club

Henry Butler is in Maryland opening for B.B.King:

Monday, March 3rd N.Bethesda, MD Music Center at Strathmore
Tuesday, March 4th N.Bethesda, MD Music Center at Strathmore

Both Jon and Henry are performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this year. Come visit New Orleans!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

NBA All Star Game in New Orleans, Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band and more!

I was just informed that Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band will perform "Drop Me Off in New Orleans" from Kermit Ruffins' Big Easy CD, and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews will join the Rebirth Brass Band for a performance of "Do Whatcha Wanna" which Kermit co-wrote and has recorded with both Rebirth and on his own, The Barbecue Swingers Live, during the player introductions of the NBA All Star Game.

Stephanie Jordan will join Branford Marsalis for the National Anthem. I also know that Ellis Marsalis is part of the half time show in a New Orleans piano extravaganza led by Harry Connick, Jr. Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis are releasing a new CD, Love Songs, Ballads and Standards on April 1st.

The NBA All Star Game will be broadcast in over 200 countries to approximately 500 million people and in over 40 languages. Music, though, is the international language.

Thank you to Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr. for all of their great music, and for all of their help in rebuilding New Orleans.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Jon Cleary, When You Get Back, on October Road

Jon Cleary's tune, "When You Get Back", aired on tonight's episode of October Road. You can find this track on the Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen CD on Basin Street Records. If you missed the episode you can watch it online HERE. The song can be heard in the background of a bar scene about 30 minutes into the show.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Henry Butler PiaNOLA Live Coming April 29th

Basin Street Records is proud to announce the first live solo record by 8 time Blues Award Nominee Henry Butler, PiaNOLA Live. This CD will be released nationally on April 29th, 2008 and is the second release of 2008 scheduled by our rebuilt label.

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