A continental jazz sextet, performing songs that got their start abroad and some from here that were popular there. Named for the cocktail.
French 75 illuminates the British, French, and other unexpected foreign-born repertoire from the Great American Songbook.
French 75 performs new arrangements by leader and clarinetist Tony Balluff (Southside Aces, Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band). He is joined by guitarist Robert Bell (Twin Cities Hot Club, Southside Aces), saxophonist Gus Sandberg (Jack Brass Band), bassist Steve Pikal (Wolverines Big Band, Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band), drummer Nathan Norman and vocalist Maud Hixson. Past events have included the Vita.mn Poolside Fashion Show and Crash The Ball at the Minnesota Orchestra’s Symphony Ball.