Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                    
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:

Sunday, December 3 2017 7:00 PM
Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Residency Night Four (early show): Collaborations with Bruce Ackley & Danishta Rivero Castro  More...
Saturday, December 16 2017 8:00 PM
The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.  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
Rova Saxophone Quartet Long On Logic
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: Long On Logic
Label: Sound Aspects SAS CD 037
Label page on this site: Sound Aspects
Sound Aspects SAS CD 037
Rova Saxophone Quartet This Time We Are Both
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: This Time We Are Both
Label: New Albion Records NA 041 CD
Label page on this site: New Albion Records
New Albion Records NA 041 CD
Rova Saxophone Quartet Morphological Echo
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: Morphological Echo
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 027
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 027
Rova Saxophone Quartet The Works, Volume 1
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: The Works, Volume 1
Label: Black Saint BS 120176
Label page on this site: Black Saint
Black Saint BS 120176
Rova Saxophone Quartet The Works, Volume 2
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: The Works, Volume 2
Label: Black Saint BS 120186
Label page on this site: Black Saint
Black Saint BS 120186
Rova Saxophone Quartet Bingo
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: Bingo
Label: Victo CD056
Label page on this site: Victo
Victo CD056
Rova Saxophone Quartet The Works, Volume 3
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: The Works, Volume 3
Label: Black Saint 120196-2
Label page on this site: Black Saint
Black Saint 120196-2
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