Over the past few years, the Southside Aces have been performing concerts featuring the music of specific musicians and composers from jazz history. See a partial list below. If your desire was only to hear the music of, say, the Gershwins, without us yakking about George and Ira, we’d be happy to come to you and play away. Perhaps, on the other hand, you’d like a more in-depth experience. In addition to the musical performance we can also provide historical and biographical education on the featured artist/composer. So, would you like to hold a dance entirely to the music of Fats Waller? Do you need a band for your jazz club’s Duke Ellington night? Or how would you like someone to come to your school and teach your students about the life and music of Louis Armstrong? The Southside Aces are the answer to all those questions. And if you don’t see the name you’re looking for on our list, contact us anyway—we’ll have you covered!
George and Ira Gershwin
Hall Brothers Jazz Band
Jelly Roll Morton
Would you like the band to hold workshops for your school or organization? The whole band can provide the how-to of performing traditional jazz. Workshops can also take the shape of everything from a Feature Performance/Education (see above) to individual lessons or jazz lectures from one or more members of the band.