tour dates:


Saturday November 22, 2014

Stowe, VT:  Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
7:30pm
Will Ackerman – Heidi Breyer, Masako and Matteo Palmer

 

Dec 18, 2014

Santa Cruz, CA: Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Winter Solstice Celebration
Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Liz Story and Todd Boston
7pm/9pm     www.kuumbwa.org

 

Dec 19, 2014

San Francisco, CA: SF JAZZ Center
Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Liz Story, Lewis Patzner and Todd Boston
7:30 pm    www.sfjazz.org

 

Dec 21, 2014

Grass Valley, CA: Grass Valley Center for the Arts
Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Liz Story and Todd Boston
7:30 pm    www.thecenterforthearts.org

 

Will Ackerman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual ZMR Music Awards convention in May 2013 The award celebrated recent productions by the founder of Windham Hill Records as well as his influence of excellence on the music he touches.

Will also won Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album awards.  The 2012 ZMR Album of the Year winner, The Gathering, is a compilation of music and artists Will recently produced.

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Will recently did an interview with John Olsen.
You can read it at the New Age Music World site.

 

September 1, 2012

I've Been Blessed

It was an exercise in humility being a guitarist at Windham Hill. I was surrounded by Alex de Grassi and Michael Hedges, for God’s sake!

I had to look at what I had, which was melody, and be at peace with that and work with what had been given me. Ego could have stepped in and forced me into a life of futile servitude in chasing these titans in their respective geniuses. Thankfully, I was grateful for what I had.

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The Gathering CD coverThe Gathering

A new generation of musicians produced by Will Ackerman, the founder of Windham Hill Records...

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Master Seven Interview

Will recently was interviewed by Tom Beninate of Master Seven. In a wide-ranging conversation they touch on composing, building, guitars,the current state of the music business, and more.

Read the interview at www.masterseven.com

 

A note from Will introducing Tom Eaton, our new engineer

I would like to reach out to our valuable community of Imaginary Road artists to share updates, news and exciting changes at Imaginary Road Studios.

These changes include several things, first a new direction for Corin and second, an opportunity for our artists to meet and work with new Engineer Tom Eaton.

Briefly: Tom is an Engineer and Producer with over 17 years of experience. He is also a musician (pianist), and therefore brings a unique level of knowledge and perspective to the process. Tom loves and grew up listening to Windham Hill and knows the catalogue better than I do.......

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Will is available as a record producer
for musicians and record labels.

Founder of Windham Hill Records

Grammy Award Winner

Recipient of multiple Platinum and Gold Records

2013 Album Of The Year

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various
Label: West River Records

2103 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various Artists
Label: West River Records

2013 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various Artists
Label: West River Records

Recipient of multiple ZMR Music Awards in 2010

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Best new Artist
Heidi Anne Breyer
Another Place and Time
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Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Devon Rice and Erin Aas
Arrival
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Best Instrumental Album - Piano
Heidi Anne Breyer
Another Place and Time

Recipient of multiple ZMR Music Awards in 2009

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Album of the Year
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Instrumental Album - Piano
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Holiday Album
Stanton Lanier
December Peace

Producer of George Winston and Michael Hedges
among more than 70 artists in his 34 year career.

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The Grammy Award Winning CD "Returning"

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RETURNING was an opportunity to capture my career as I hope it will be remembered.

These are new recordings of my favorite pieces spanning 35 years of music writing.

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visit Will's studio site:

Imaginary Road Studios

House Concerts

I've been loving the intimacy of the house concerts I've been doing in the last couple of years
and wanted to let people know that if they're looking for a very special evening of music,
I'd love to hear from you.    -- Will

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