"Here we are some 1,500 miles from New Orleans and the Mardi Gras. And what do you think? It's bouncing around the Mississippi River up here, close to the Northern Star."
– Leigh Kamman, talking about the Southside Aces on MPR

The Southside Aces really know their Christmas stuff. They play favorites, lesser knowns, even originals! When you put holiday tunes through the New Orleans jazz filter, you make Yuletide haters love, and lovers love more!

Southside Aces perform traditional New Orleans jazz. The band first began as the brainchild of clarinetist Tony Balluff and sousaphone player Erik Jacobson. Their whispers and rumors materialized in Tony’s foyer near Pillsbury and 27th in South Minneapolis, late August 2003. Since their first gig on a flatbed truck in Apple Valley, they’ve played weddings, festivals, clubs— “music furnished for all occasions.”

Members:
Dan Eikmeier (trumpet)
Tony Balluff (clarinet)
Dave Michael (drums)
Steve Pikal (string bass)
Robert Bell (guitar)

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  • Southside Aces perform traditional New Orleans jazz. The band first began as the brainchild of clarinetist Tony Balluff and sousaphone player Erik Jacobson. Their whispers and rumors materialized in Tony’s foyer near Pillsbury and 27th in South Minneapolis, late August 2003. Since their first gig on a flatbed truck in Apple Valley, they’ve played weddings, festivals, clubs— “music furnished for all occasions.”
  • The Aces have self-produced and released five CDs: All Aboard!!, Bucktown Bounce, A Big Fine Thing, their Christmas album, Santaphone, and their latest, Second Thursday.

Learn More: http://www.southsideaces.com/