Southside Aces perform jazz and popular tunes spanning over 100 years. They are a band knon to serve up Lady Gaga or Amy Winehouse in a New Orleans style, and then turn around and hand you a helping of straight-on Jelly Roll Morton or Duke Ellington.
Members of the Southside Aces have had the privilege of being mentored by musical greats who navigated the traditional jazz waters before them, including Charlie DeVore and Bill Evans of The Hall Brothers Jazz Band Uncle Lionel, Butch Thompson, Doc Severinsen, Henry Blackburn, Bob French and Benny Jones. Tere is no better education than playing jazz alongside such stellar talent.
The Southside Aces have performed in clubs all over the Twin Cities and the Midwest. They've been the house band five years running for The Best of Midwest Burlesk and have been featured at over a dozen national Lindy Hop and Balboa competitions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Colorado. The Aces have been heard on MPR, KFAI, KBEM and The Current.