“flawlessly replicate the sound of classic New Orleans” — Prairie Uprising


Happy Birthday, Pops!

This year we celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the birth of Louis Armstrong. The Dakota is the only place in town where you’ll find a whole night of Satchmo! The Boat Note Five cover songs from his entire recording career, spanning nearly fifty years. Everything from his earliest records with King Oliver to Louis’ groundbreaking Hot Fives, all the way through to the All-Star years. From “Dipper Mouth Blues” to “West End Blues” to “Hello Dolly” and “What A Wonderful World.” Come celebrate the genius and ebullience of the man who changed music forever.

Southside Aces are celebrating twenty years of performing the repertoire of the Jazz Age greats and beyond. Since their first gig on a flatbed truck in Apple Valley, the Aces have released eight albums. Also, their most recent is 2022’s Minneapolis Bump: fifteen original songs inspired by the Jazz Age.

In New Orleans, the jazz tradition thrives off a wide array of styles. Thus, the Aces possess a diverse repertoire, with a roll call that includes familiar stars. They play music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Bix Beiderbecke. Also, Crescent City classics like “Bourbon Street Parade”, “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, and “St. James Infirmary”. Further, let’s not forget the funky rhythms of brass band powerhouses like “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” and “Palm Court Strut”!

The Southside Aces have performed at the Dakota, Icehouse, Crooners Supper Club, Vieux Carre, Twin Cities Jazz Fest, Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival and Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest, to name a few. Moreover, they’ve driven dancers to a frenzy at national dance competitions. Additionally, they have led second-line parades through the streets of the Twin Cities. Also, they’ve played events in Denver, Omaha, Chicago, Des Moines and all across the great state of Minnesota.

Recommended for Fans of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tuba Skinny, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller.

LEARN MORE: https://www.southsideaces.com/


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