Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dr. Michael White COVER STORY in OffBEAT

Dr. Michael White is the subject of the cover story in the August 2008 issue of OffBEAT Magazine. Dr. White just released Blue Crescent on Basin Street Records. Dr. White will be performing on August 3rd at the Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans and later in August will be performing at the Bourbon Street Music Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In September he will perform in Washington, DC during the festivities where he will be recognized by the NEA as a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship awards.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Irvin Mayfield Appointed Artistic Director of Jazz at Orchestra Hall in Minnesota

Read all about Irvin Mayfield's exciting appointment as artistic director of Jazz at Orchestra Hall in Minnesota HERE. Irvin Mayfield recently released Love Songs, Ballads and Standards on Basin Street Records. It was his 10th release on our label.

Louis Satchmo Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp's Evening of Jazz Vibrations

The Louis Satchmo Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp is holding their "Evening of Jazz Vibrations" featuring the music of artist-in-residence and Grammy winner, George Duke, along with the faculty (including Clyde Kerr, Germaine Bazzle, Nicholas Payton, Steve Masakowsky, Kidd Jordan, Kent Jordan and more) at Club 300 Jazz Bistro (300 Decatur Street) in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 30th from 7pm-11pm. Please support this worthy camp.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow, Former Press Secretary died

TONY SNOW, FORMER BUSH PRESS SECRETARY, HAS DIED AT 53: Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a stint as President Bush's press secretary, has died of colon cancer, Fox News reported Saturday. Survivors include his wife, Jill Ellen Walker, and three children. We had the pleasure of spending some time with him and watching him play in a band when Kermit Ruffins performed at the Congressional Picnic last year.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

"a major American work of art for the new millenium"

Dr. Michael White's new CD, Blue Crescent, is the first review in the July 2008 issue of OffBEAT Magazine. The review written by John Swenson starts: "It would be hard to overstate the significance of Blue Crescent in the history of New Orleans music." It ends: "Blue Crescent is a major American work of art for the new millenium." Read the complete review HERE.