The Sound of Now is run by jazz journalist Chris Ackerley and aims to provide information and opinion on Manchester’s vibrant live music scene. After a stint working in London with BBC’s Jazz on 3 radio programme he continues to cover gigs in the North West for Jazzwise magazine as well as working in a more hands on capacity at live events such the hugely successful Manchester International Festival.
After training as a journalist and eventually winning the London Jazz Festival’s Write Stuff scheme in 2007 Chris has taken on a number of roles in arts. He is now based full time in his hometown of Manchester where he is perusing a career in events management and freelance journalism. The Sound of Now is his newest outlet and aims to act as a collaborative force for Manchester’s vibrant jazz community.