Jessica Ackerley

​​Jessica Ackerley is a Canadian guitarist, improviser, composer and visual artist based in Honolulu and a current PhD candidate at University of Hawai’i after a decade of living in New York City. Ackerley continually develops a hybrid musical language drawing on the influences of Black American Music and avant-garde improvisers, as well as the culture of the thriving New York City rock and noise scenes. Since 2017, Ackerley has released 19 albums to much critical acclaim with features in Wire Magazine, Pitchfork, BBC Radio, and BandCamp and has been commissioned by Adult Swim, Mutual Mentorship, and New Music USA.