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:

Monday, July 1 2019 8:00 PM
Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Monday, 7/1, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: Dave Mihaly/Dusty Feathers Duo (folkloric song)

Set #2: Bruce Ackley/Bill Orcutt Duo (improvised music)

Set #3: Crow Crash Radio (space rock)  More...
Tuesday, September 10 2019 9:00 PM
Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Bruce Ackley / gabby fluke-mogul / Lisa Mezzacappa trio
Scott Amendola / Lenny Gonzalez duo
Aaron Oppenheim solo  More...
Sunday, September 29 2019 8:00 PM
The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Bruce Ackley & Henry Kaiser Explore The Music of Steve Lacy  More...
Photo Albums (click to view photos):
Bruce Ackley with Aurora and Gino Robair
Bruce Ackley and Eugene Chadbourne
CDs on which Bruce Ackley appears:
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