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Bruce Ackley
Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader.
Born in 1948 in Detroit. A 1986 Bay Area Music award nominee for best saxophonist, Ackley has recorded with such noted musicians as John Zorn, Henry Kaiser, and Eugene Chadborne, and collaborated with trombone/electronics composer J.A. Deane on sound environments for the films of Bay Area film maker, David Machalak. He was a founding member of the Sound Clinic, an improvising wind trio, with trumpeter George Sams and saxophonist Lew Jordan and a 1970's precursor to the all-winds Rova, and participated in the founding of the Blue Dolphin, an artist-run alternative art space in San Francisco. He began playing saxophone in 1970, and formed his first trio that year in Detroit. As a disc jockey from 1973-75, Bruce presented jazz and new music programs on San Francisco's community sponsored station, KPOO.
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, September 26 2018 8:00 PM
Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Ghost in the House play a tribute to former band mate Kinji Hayashi. The show includes special guests Bruce Ackley from ROVA and the amazing Butoh dance of Christina Braun  More...
Photo Albums (click to view photos):
Videos
Bruce Ackley with Aurora and Gino Robair
Bruce Ackley and Eugene Chadbourne
CDs on which Bruce Ackley appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Bruce Ackley Trio The Hearing
Artist: Bruce Ackley Trio
Title: The Hearing
Label: Avant Records Avan 069
Label page on this site: Avant Records
Avant Records Avan 069
T.D. Skatchit & Company Skatch Migration
Artist: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Title: Skatch Migration
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4103
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4103