The Dixieland Ramblers play jazz and blues in a sparkling New Orleans style to provide fun listening for all ages.
Their repertoire includes tunes from late 1800's Ragtime through the Roaring 20's , Swingin' 30's, Big Band 40s, up to the late 60's and tunes like "Cabaret" and "What A Wonderful World'.
Over the last 26 years they've entertained at innumerable Moncton/Riverview/Shediac events and also on parade floats for the Bon Ami parade in Dalhousie (4 times), the Woodstock Old Home Week parade (5 times, as the Spuds Of Dixieland), the Hartland Potato Festival parade, (5 times) where they' will again appeared this year on July 30' and Aug. 5th. New this year will be "Festival on the Bend at Nackawic, Aug 26 th. The group's never done a parade gig without an invite back multiple times!
A 2006 CD titled "Hot Jazz 'N Swingin' Gospel" featuring the enhanced band and the Mount Royal United Church choir is available locally. The quartets musicians are:
Maurice Fleming - Piano, Tenor Sax
Mo is a multitalented, award winning musician, also capable on bass and tuba! He is a retired RCMP sergeant, and was a member of their famous "Buffalos" dance orchestra while posted out west. In Moncton, he is active in Big Band, Country, Blues, and Classic Rock groups while playing solid piano and tenor sax with the Dixieland Ramblers.
Gary Bulmer - Drums, Vocals
Gary, a retired federal public servant, has many years of varied musical experience in Big Band, Country, and Classic Rock groups. His enthusiastic beat and lively vocals have propelled the Dixieland Ramblers for over a decade. His favorite gigs involve balancing on jerking parade floats while desperately clinging on to drums and microphone.
Jamie Colpitts - Guitar
Jamie, a retired auto parts company manager, is a legend among maritime jazz and country guitar players. Besides having been a member of the noted Amos Landry band and Jazz Generation groups, he has appeared with many visiting pros over the years both on radio and on television. His beautiful guitar sounds are now a distinctive part of the Dixieland Ramblers happy music sounds.
Charlie Munroe - Trumpet, Leader
Charlie, a native PE islander, is an incurable Louis Armstrong fan. He began playing in the 1960's with several Charlottetown groups, including the Downtowners Quartet': In 1970, he joined Jeannine Despres' "Crescendos" dance band in Moncton for a dozen years. Since then he's played trumpet lead with Ziggy's Dixie Stompers, made appearances at Moncton's Jazz and Blues festival, (12 years), the Atlantic Jazz festival in Halifax, sat in occasionally with Toronto's "Hot Five Jazzmakers'; Halifax's "Waterfront Stompers': and other small groups. A retired public service engineer, he frequently plays in church. He formed the Dixieland Ramblers in the early 1990's.