james ackley, trumpet, trompeta, soloist, recording artist, educator


A new recording is in the works!  Music by Allen Vizzutti, Fitz-Rodgers, Turrin, Platonov & Poteenko!


Another recording of Bradshaw's third enstallment to his opera series  is tentatively planned for the fall 2020.


New American Works for Trumpetis available on iTunes and elsewhere!

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Deus Ex Machina, is a Steampunk Opera with Brass Quintet by American composer, Robert J Bradshaw, and features Bala Brass. This was a very cool project!

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James' book, A Systematic Approach to Flexibility for Trumpet, is available through Mountain Peak Music.

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A new book on articulation is in the works.  More info. to come in fall 2020.

Soloist/Recording Artist/Educator/Author

"Trumpeter James Ackley is absolutely Amazing.  I can't imagine anyone playing this music better."

American Record Guide



"His lyric and soulful sound, shimmering vibrato, intense musicality, and beautiful pressence in every range of the instrument are phenomenal. The music making is effortless."

American Record Guide