The Osmonds, The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5 are all famous family bands. Will the Henry Acker Trio join the pantheon of family musical groups? You can be the judge for yourself, as the Trio is performing at the Loring-Greenough House on May 6.
The Trio is headlined by 13-year-old Henry Acker, who is a gypsy jazz guitarist in the style of Django Reinhardt with abilities far beyond his years.
"My brother Dana and I attended Berklee and have been performing as a jazz trio around Boston for many years. My son Henry began performing at 8-years-old and by 12-years-old it was very apparent that he was ready to join the band -- as the leader," said Victor Acker to Jamaica Plain News. "As a family band, we have a intuitive shorthand with each other that you rarely get playing with outside musicians. This will be a very lively show."
In a mere four years of playing Henry has already shared the stage with jazz greats Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Julian Lage, Andreas Oberg, Vinny Raniolo, Olli Soikkeli, Samson Schmitt, Mozes Rosenberg Joscho Stephane and Jason Anick.
Henry has also already won several awards, including the 2017 Djangofest North West Saga Award and a 2017 Downbeat Magazine Student Award for jazz guitar soloist.
The Henry Acker Trio will perform at the Loring-Greenough House on Sunday, May 6 from 3 to 5 pm. Tickets cost $15, $10 for Loring-Greenough House members. The performance starts at 3 pm with tea service at 4 pm (included with admission). Call 617-524-3158 for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit henryacker.com for more info about the Henry Acker Trio.