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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:

Sunday, September 17 2017 8:00 AM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
ROVA Meets Ghost In The House with Kinji Hayashi

ROVA will feature new works.
ROVA is Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs and Steve Adams

Ghost In The House - will feature music from their new CD Second Sight as well as early and new work.Ghost In The House is Kyle Bruckmann – double reeds, David Michalak – lap steel, Karen Stackpole – percussion, gongs, Tom Nunn – inventions, Polly Moller – bass flute, John Ingle – saxophones, Dean Santomieri - voice and guests Cindy Webster - saw and Kinji Hayashi – dance  More...
Thursday, October 5 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Orchestra Di Pazzi

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Orchestra Di Pazzi is a large improvising orchestra created by Scott Amendola to explore various combinations of musicians on a large scale, creating new musical textures for each unique performance.  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