ECIRB MÜLLER’S TWISTED DIXIE

ABOUT ECIRB MÜLLER’S TWISTED DIXIE

Louis Armstrong popularized the sounds of New Orleans traditional jazz throughout the world, and 100 years later, that distinctive music remains popular. Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie takes those songs, and the relaxed vibe of traditional jazz and updates the music with an urgency and hipness of today, making it both fun and relevant. And according to their monthly sold-out performances on popular Frenchmen Street, audiences love the new sounds of New Orleans that Twisted Dixie offers. Corporate clients have too commented on how Twisted Dixie provides a perfect blend of authenticity and modernity. No boring sleepy time down south kinda vibe here, no, Twisted Dixie is the FUNKiest and most danceable jazz in New Orleans––and probably America!

WHO IS ECIRB MüLLER?

So, according to ethnomusicologyical histograhies, Ecirb Müller is one of New Orleans most influential, yet mysterious and elusive of all of the city’s great jazzmen. Born circa 1886 and rumored to have benefited from a pill of “immortal humanoid longevity” he received from a Creole mistress is was supposedly a decent of Claudé Tremé, Ecirb Müller is also the longest living jazz musician––last seen in November 2014 living amongst a community a maroons deep in the swamps of New Orleans East, west of the West Bank. Ecirb taught Louis Armstrong whenever he’d visit his Aunt Lucile Dogwater on Perdido Street; he taught Buddy Bolden whenever he’d visit his uncle Shirley Whiteshoes Uptown on 2nd Street; he taught all the Creole musicians down in Treme, including Danny Barker on Sundays after church service at St. Augustine while his cousins N’Them would prepare large quantities of alligator stew pasta for all the neighbors who paid their Social Aid and Pleasure Club dues on time. This story goes on for ever and ever…

Born to two parents aboard the Queen Mary cruise-liner adrift at the equator because an engine rod blew after the Captain shifted the drive into full thrust trying to avoid what appeared to be a headless Loc-Ness Monster in the middle of the Atlantic on a mid-summer August night. Ecirb is historically accurate as the first international jazz musician. Technically, because when he leapt from his mother’s womb, its rumored that he was whistling Dixie. But more than a musician, Ecirb Müller was a politician, the first licensed deer hunter, a military metal wearer, lover of ladies, women, domestics, a seamstress, automotive engineer, forest ranger, indoor plumbing inspector, and was considered the Booker T. Washington of New Orleans inventors. These are but a few of the reasons Ecirb Müller is so renowned and great. But this story can easily go on for ever and ever…

Though it sounds corny, we are almost like a tribute band, but are not actually a tribute band. In essence, we’re like a tribute band because in physical form Ecirb Müller is often times NOT on stage with us. However, after all the band musicians DNA test came back from the Pan-Euro-Africanna-Carribean-Emanicipation-Proclamation Society of Kindred Family Souls, we learned–that as rumored–all the band members are indeed related! So yes, we are also New Orleans’ newest family band, following in the tradition of the Nevilles, Marsalis’, Batiste, Andrew’s, Bartholomew and Armstrong’s. You see, what had happened was… However, this story goes on for ever and ever…

WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF TWISTED DIXIE?

Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie is composed of some of the finest and most diverse musicians in New Orleans. From classically trained to gospel church all-stars, the success of the EMTD brand is the diversity and far-reaching skill-sets of the musicians. Important to note is that we are the only band in New Orleans with all the members of the ensemble being teachers, including two Dr’s who are university professors. Hence, EMTD is not only the FUNkiest traditional jazz band in America, but also the most professional in the essence of being a professional!

  • Robert Harris, US Olympic Silver metalist, ex-race car driver, and former James Brown impersonator…
  • Edwardian “Amazing Memory” Barret, the Chalmette albino George Benson and official band chef…
  • We have our own sound technician and roadie, a retired US Navy Seal and small town Mayor, who we stand around and watch like this, then stare with utter impatience because WE ARE THE BAND…
  • Desmond “BigSeXy” Venable, 3x PlayGirl Magazine centerfold of the year (1986, 2005, 2013)…
  • Dr. James “Jimbo” Walsh, officiated union representative of classically influenced NuTrad Dixie’linging…
  • David “FrogMan” Wallace, Funkster of FUNk and professional Steamboat Steam Calliope Player…
  • Dr. Brice “AlwaysChill” Miller, Master of Ceremonies and Chief Grand Architect of the NuTrad Groove…
2020 Season Shows

DATE: July 18, 2020
TIME: 3 PM – 11 PM EDST
EVENT: Niagara’s ONLINE Summer MARDI GRAS
VENUE:    Shady Acres Studio (St. Catharines) and New Orleans (This event will be Live-streamed)
PRICE: FREE
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