Southside Aces

The 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 Read More …

Jack Brass Band

The crack of the snare drum, the blat of the sousaphone, the blaring brass over it all tells you that the Jack Brass Band is an infectious machine, one that drives crowd to their feet and commands them to groove. Formed in 1999, they are Read More …

Jazz Band Super Combo

Versatile band of local heavy-weights.  This group tears apart hits from the past and will groove and funk all night.  Picture electric trumpet over Bill Withers or a fused-out Pink Floyd tune.  Check us out! Perfect for festival stages, clubs and private partys. Contact Zack Read More …

Louis Armstrong Tribute

ANNOUNCING!!!! Louis Armstrong Tribute Please join me as I attempt to honor the greatest of the greats with the more than terrific Southside Aces.  We will play some of the band’s favorite Louis classics and unveil a few the band has yet to attempt.  I Read More …

Doc Tour Blog

The Doc Severinsen Big Band Tour was a resounding success.  We had a fantastic time bussing about the midwest, plain states and even out to the Rockies.  Doc’s form gained upon his early strong performances and by the end of the tour, he was absolutely Read More …

Doc Severinsen Big Band

First rehearsal tonight. Doc said after the first tune, “I’m glad we’re doing this!”. Well Sir, we are glad as well! Not only are we lucky enough to hear and play with Doc, but we also have the juggernaut Ernie Watts with the band. My Read More …

Zack Lozier – BIO

Zack Lozier is a trumpet player in the Minneapolis – St Paul area. Zack has experience performing everything from avant garde jazz to hip hop to polkas but he specializes in New Orleans music, jazz, big band, blues and world music. As leader, Zack’s groups Read More …