“A true authentic New Orleans dance-hall style band.” – New Orleans Traditional Jazz Quarterly
The Southside Aces have been playing holiday shows for nearly twenty years. 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!
“Can you play Christmas music successfully in a New Orleans ensemble style? The answer is a resounding yes! This is great trad jazz…but also evokes a flood of Christmas feelings from the melancholy to the gay.” — Syncopated Times review of Southside Aces Christmas album, Santaphone
For nearly two decades, the Southside Aces have performed traditional New Orleans jazz for weddings, festivals, clubs, and more—music furnished for all occasions. The Aces utilize the traditional canon for its sweetness and spice, joy and sorrow, whatever the mood should call for.
Minneapolis Bump is the Southside Aces’ eighth album, containing fifteen original compositions by clarinetist Tony Balluff. The songs take their inspiration from the stars of the early jazz firmament—Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington, just to name a few.
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