About

Ernie Johnson From Detroit is a Cincinnati based big band that blends funk, afrobeat, and jazz with 70s psychedelia and hard rock to create a hypnotic, danceable sound that is both accessible and boundary pushing at the same time. Their stage show is known to be a high-energy, infectious dance party that centers on intense, spontaneous improvisation combined with tight, sophisticated compositions that live inside the groove. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2018 to critical acclaim, garnering praise from both critics and musicians alike, in a city known more for indie rock, folk, and bluegrass. EJFD released their first live record, Ernie Johnson From Detroit Live: Vol. I and II, in April of 2020 and is planning to release their followup to Ernie Johnson From Detroit in the Fall of 2021. The band also hosts their annual Ohio River boat cruise known as Pelicans on the Breeze.