Peace, Love and Soul: The Three Simple Elements America Needs

Regardless the stage, I end all of my performances with the same rousing crowd chant: Peace, Love and Soul. I encourage every audience member to join in. It is one of the most emotional experiences, according to most whom have participated. Often, I hold back tears, though my cracking voice exposes my emotionality. Suddenly, strangers are hugging one another, crying, and most so, encouraged. As a gentlemen from Ohio told me this past Sunday at the conclusion of a Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie show, “Man, that was the most powerful musical experience I’ve ever had. I just called my wife crying, telling her how much I love her.” We hugged. That’s what my Peace, Love and Soul movement is all about—togetherness. 

Music is my greatest voice and my most sincere (personal) therapy. Music is my way of sharing my love for humanity with total strangers. Music is my way of breaking down barriers of indifference. My music is life, and I see it as my duty to serve as a vessel of love, that’s my blessing. And I say that to say, right now, in this very moment, as you read this, our America needs love and compassion. America needs Peace, Love and Soul.

 As a academic professional, band leader, and social entrepreneur, I have been blessed to teach thousands of students, work with hundreds of diverse colleagues, perform on stages the world over, celebrating life and happiness with thousands of strangers, and in academic settings, develop initiatives that bring people together. It’s my life and its ongoing. Now more than ever, collectively, we must amp up the power of positivity and love, through the power of music.

Louis Armstrong once said, “What we play is life.” 

Wether we’re touring around the globe as ambassadors of the State Department, performing at a corporate event, or cramped on a small stage at a Frenchmen Street music club, we musicians have always been America’s greatest political voices and agents of change. We must both understand and utilize our privileges, the access to influence people’s minds and change their hearts. As musicians, we have the power to create true, positive change.

What the world and America needs now is Peace, Love and Soul. I am here to carry the torch of positivity and inclusion in any ways needed for me to serve best. My working with each of you in my varied capacities have allowed me to do what I do best, and I am always dedicated to continuing the use my blessed talents to be a agent of change. Together, we can bring love to all.

In closing, Louis Armstrong was an international ambassador of humanity. Though know one ever answered his question: “What did I do to be so black and blue?,” he used his platform to evoke positive change until he took his last breath. In 1968 he released the song “Hello Brother.” That song has become my anthem. We all want the same basic things in life. Here is our version of “Hello Brother” from the 2017 Satchmo Summerfest. The lyrics are just as relevant in 2017 as they were in 1968.

Peace, Love and Soul,
Dr. Brice Miller, CEO and Artistic Director, The New Orleans Music Company

We’re looking forward to representing New Orleans

The New Orleans Company promises to change the way artist and entertainment buyers engage. The relationship has to be a win-win for everyone involved. We’re excited and ready!

Introducing The New Orleans Music Company

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The New Orleans Music Company founder, Dr. Brice Miller performing behind his dad, saxophonist Dwight J. Miller, Sr and Ricky Paulin with the Pinstripe Brass Band, circa 1991. Dr. Miller has been performing New Orleans music both locally and internationally since age 14. As a scholar, his forthcoming book, “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: Brass Bands in Post-Katrina New Orleans” is the first book to be written by a NOLA brass band musician.

WE are so excited about the launch (🚀) of New Orleans’ newest and most comprehensive musician-owned entertainment company! We’re looking forward to working with the great musicians of our city and working collectively to make some positive changes in our music community.

The New Orleans Music Company represents a new synergy between musicians, cultural performers, the tourism industry and the many players within the cultural industries. What makes us different? The New Orleans Music Company is a cohort of cultural performers and scholars, and though our focus is providing the highest level of professional entertainment services, we also provide professional development for musicians, music business insights, and will serve as a cultural representative for external agencies, tourism partners, journalist, and event planners, including international clients.

The New Orleans Music Company was established to serve as the premier music booking agency of New Orleans. We are devoted to providing clients with New Orleans musicians of only the highest level of expertise, musical talent, and professionalism for all corporate and social events. Whatever your event, let The New Orleans Music Company provide our unique brand of entertainment services. No stress, no drama, just good ‘ol New Orleans entertainment!

The New Orleans Music Company was founded by Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter, scholar, and social entrepreneur Dr. Brice Miller. As a life-long music professional, he understands that New Orleans musicians and cultural performers could benefit from a professional service that advocates on their behalf in the interests of cultural preservation, perpetuation, and a positive economic impact. Similarly, entertainment buyers need a source for professional and dependable musicians and cultural performers for their events. Combined, this the goal of The New Orleans Music Company.

The New Orleans Music Company provides clients with “authentic” taste of New Orleans, musically. Our entertainment and cultural services are of only the highest level of expertise, talent, and professionalism. We are SO New Orleans! That’s why we provide entertainment that is uniquely New Orleans for any event, locally, nationally, and internationally. Officially launched in January 2017, our clients have included: IBM, Marriott International, French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, with upcoming clients such as the Association of Proposal Management Professionals, Waste Management Association, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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We are excited and looking forward to representing New Orleans and her super creative  musicians for events both small and large, local and beyond. We are also excited to serve as a resource for the many event planners, DMC’s and tourism industry professionals who have an idea of what they (and their clients) want, but could use a nudge of insight and guidance. And we’ll be talking about all those things, right here.

We are The New Orleans Music Company!