A.C.E. (Anderson, Chute, Easley)
Named by the late blues legend and guitarist Coco Robicheaux, A.C.E. is built on the Jaco inspired bass sound of Dave Anderson, the seasoned, tasteful, and energetic Tom Chute on drums, and the eclectic ruminations of pedal steel guitarist Dave Easley. This creative trio creates a kaleidoscope of sounds, combining original compositions with unique interpretations of classic songs, as well as spontaneous improvisations, performing genres from free jazz, funk, bop, minimalism and blues. ACE has been known to hold court at all the suspected haunts on Frenchman Street and other jazz venues around New Orleans, including Snug Harbor, The Blue Nile, La Maison, The Spotted Cat, Madigans, Rare Form, The Sidebar, and the Roosevelt Bar.