Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jeremy Davenport profiled on WWL TV "12 for the Road" by Bill Capo

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dr. Michael White Profile on WWL TV "12 for the Road"

Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 Year in Review

Here are some highlights from 2009:

Theresa Andersson performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She toured all over the US, Canada, and Scandinavia making thousands of new fans. Her online videos have been seen by over 1,000,000 people, and she just released a brand new video for Birds Fly Away, off of her Hummingbird, Go! CD. And KCRW named her appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic one of their top 10 performances of the year!

Dr. Michael White received the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship award and continues to receive accolades for his 2008 release, Blue Crescent.

Kermit Ruffins put out 2 fantastic albums (Livin' a Treme' Life and Have A Crazy Cool Christmas!) and hit the Billboard Jazz Charts with both of them. He began work on HBO's new series, Treme. In addition, Kermit completed a new video for his hit single from his Christmas CD, A Saints Christmas.

Jeremy Davenport released a highly acclaimed new CD, We'll Dance 'Til Dawn, and continues to make new fans every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans.

Irvin Mayfield's new club, Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, opened and is thriving in the Royal Sonesta Hotel, bringing Jazz back to Bourbon Street. Although they released it on another label, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra received a Grammy nomination for Book One. Irvin will finish up 2009 and kick off 2010 on NPR's Toast of the Nation from the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN.

Jon Cleary performed all over the world with John Scofield and the Piety Street Band.

Henry Butler received his 9th Blues Award nomination and made a move from Denver to New York.

Mark Samuels, President of BSR was honored with his inclusion in the coffee table book, How They Did It by Sally Forman profiling New Orleans' great entrepreneurs of the past, present, and future. He and his wife also had a new son while sending one off to college. Mark's alma mater, University of Texas is 13-0, and the New Orleans Saints are 13-1 and on their way to the Superbowl. Whodat.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kermit Ruffins on Cover of AmericanWay Magazine

Check out the December 15th, 2009 issue of AmericanWay Magazine (the magazine of American Airlines) HERE. Kermit Ruffins is on the cover!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kermit Ruffins "A Saints Christmas" Video

The full length version of this song is on Kermit Ruffins' new CD, Have A Crazy Cool Christmas!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Theresa Andersson's Brand New Video

Friday, December 04, 2009

Mark Samuels Honored in New Book

Mark Samuels, President of Basin Street Records, was honored by his inclusion in a new book that included great New Orleans entrepreneurs Cosimo Matassa, Ruth Fertel, Al Copeland, Blaine Kern, Edmund McIlhenny, George Leidenheimer, Dr. Alton Ochsner, Donald Bollinger, Patrick Taylor, Peter Mayer, Tom Benson, Roger Ogden and many more. Mark says "Puts a lot of pressure on me, but honored to be included in a book with those great people."

It's called "How They Did It", by Sally Forman.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Kermit Ruffins Have A Crazy Cool Christmas hit Billboard Jazz Chart

Kermit Ruffins new CD, Have A Crazy Cool Christmas, hit the Billboard Jazz Chart dated 12/12/09. Pick it up today at your favorite retailer or at His Birthday Bash is at the House of Blues on December 19th, 2009.

The CD is still on the Billboard Jazz Chart at #19.