Source: Jazz Right Now.
Jessica Ackerley is a leading guitarist in her generation of improvisers and experimentalists in Brooklyn today. Originally from Alberta, and having trained at Grant MacEwan and Rutgers, and has played with many contemporaries since arriving in New York City in 2013. Her debut record as a leader, Coalesce, was one of the underground surprises of 2017.
Ackerley has a number of exciting performances coming up in September and early October that feature some of the groups she is now leading or a part of:
Ganglion: Jessica Ackerley (guitar), Nick Dunston (bass), Stephen Boegehold (drums/compositions) at the Bar Next Door, Tuesday Sep 11, 6:30 pm
Ganglion: Michael Attias (saxophone), Jessica Ackerley (guitar), Florian Herzog (bass), Stephen Boegehold (drums/compositions) at Spectrum, Monday Sep 17, 7 pm
Jessica Ackerley Solo at Main Drag Music, Sep 20, 8 pm
Jessica Ackerley Quartet featuring Sarah Manning (saxophone), Jessica Ackerley – guitar/compositions, Mat Muntz (bass), Stephen Boegehold (drums) at Wonders of Nature, Thursday, Oct 4, 8 pm