From Mazzstock 2015

NEIL ALEXANDER is a world renowned Pianist, Synthesist, Keyboardist & Composer who works with music in all forms and styles (including jazz, rock, funk, blues, electronica, ambient and contemporary classical). In a career spanning more than 4 decades Neil  has made his mark on the local and international music scenes, having toured the US, Europe, Mexico and Canada. I addition to his long running original music project Neil Alexander & NAIL he has toured with successful acts such as The Machine, The Mahavishnu Project, Marty Balin, Corey Glover (among others) and performed with a who’s who of local artists such as Tim Moore, local hip hop phenom Decora (for whom he was musical director for 4 years), Pee Wee Ellis, Ted Orr, Jesse Gress, Blue Food, Jeff Siege Segal, Tony “Thunder” Smith and many others.

In 2015 Neil was awarded Individual Artist Of The Year  by the Orange County Arts Council and is currently endorsed by Moog Music.

Currently Neil is in several performing ensembles including “NAIL“,  “Cloudburst“, the “X Ensemble”,Mr. GONE and Supercluster, and performs experimental electronic music under the name Nail Jung. His most recent self produced CD releases include “Check Your Vibration” (Nail Jung), “Solos/Duos/Trios” (Neil Alexander) and a pair of live recordings – A Solo Piano performance of the “Rite Of Spring” from 2013, and a live performance by NAIL at the Blue Note in NYC. In October of 2016 Neil premiered the “X Ensemble“, an 11 piece acoustic/electric Chamber music group in a concert of contemporary and original chamber works at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh NY. In 2021 the X Ensemble premiered a new piece entitled “Convergence: Series A”, composed by Neil for an octet, and in 2018 they appeared at the Interactive art festival “Dusklit” in Sugar Loaf NY where they performed a site specific work played at the moment of Sunset. in 2019 Neil Alexander & NAIL celebrated their 20th anniversary with multiple shows around the region.  Their most recent CD is titled “Live at the Blue Note“.

Neil has also been involved in Modern Dance and Ballet, as a composer and accompanist, working with such Choreographers as Kevin Wynn, Molly Poerstel, Larry Clark, Lane Gifford and Jonathan Riedel, as well as SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance students and faculty where he worked from 1992-2019. His compositions have featured many times as part of the Conservatory’s Nanang Academy of Fine Arts exchange program in Singapore.

From 2012-2013 Neil performed a solo piano concert series titled “100 Years Of Spring“, celebrating the centennial of Stravinsky’s “Rite Of Spring” with a stunning solo piano arrangement, and released his 1st solo piano CD “Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1”  to critical acclaim. Volume 2 was released in March of 2018 and featured a live recording of “Le Sacre”.

Neil’s other projects include Solo performances (both acoustic and/or electronic) and “Scene Re-seen”, live electronic scoring of silent films. In addition, Neil teaches Master Classes in Synthesizer Programming and Music Performance Technology and heads up the Ableton Hudson Valley Users Group.

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Neil Alexander is currently endorsed by Moog Music.

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Upcoming shows organized by BAND

(for a chronological calendar go HERE)

Mr. Gone  

Date City Venue
07/16/22 Newburgh, NY Safe Harbors Green
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 107 Broadway. Venue phone: (845) 784-1199. It’s the return of the “Music For A Summer’s Evening” series with a performance by Mr Gone. More details TBA.
07/17/22 Nyack, NY Nyack Jazz Fest (outdoor stage)
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4 North Broadway. Mr Gone returns to the Nyack Jazz Festival! More details TBA.

Neil Alexander & NAIL  

Date City Venue
08/06/22 Beacon, NY Dogwood
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 47 East Main St.. Venue phone: (845) 202-7500. NAIL comes to Beacon! More details TBA.
08/13/22 Stone Ridge, NY Lydia’s Cafe & Bar
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7 Old US Highway 209. Venue phone: 845-687-6373. NAIL return once again to the most wonderful Lydia’s Cafe in Stone Ridge.
08/19/22 New Paltz, New York Unison Arts Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 68 Mountain Rest Road. Venue phone: (845) 255-1559. Unison Arts presents a performance by “Neil Alexander & NAIL” as part of the 13th annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. Neil Alexander & NAIL is the funky world jazz-fusion project of keyboardist and composer Neil “Nail” Alexander. Now in their 23rd year, NAIL has released 3 critically acclaimed CDs and performed at clubs and festivals throughout the US. Focusing on original instrumental music, their infectious groove-based world music jams draw influences from Funk, Jazz & Jazz Fusion, Punk & Prog, Folk, Americana, Brazilian, African and Ambient music, forging a blend that’s danceable and meditative at the same time, moving both your body and your spirit. NAIL is comprised of Neil (Keyboards & synthesizers), Brian Mooney on electric and acoustic bass, and longtime member Nadav Snir-Zelniker on drums. NAIL’s performance is part of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. Now in its 13th year, the HVJF has hosted Wallace Roney, Arturo O’Farrill, Buster Williams, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, Lenny White, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, along with many others and maintains its commitment to not just present “the big names”, but a celebration of jazz primarily featuring groups led by Hudson Valley NY resident jazz artists – Musicians deserving of wider recognition and those who folks have expressed interest in hearing. For more information about the festival visit: www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org Buy Tickets

Pete Furlan Sextet  

Date City Venue
08/04/22 Nyack, NY The Hopper House
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 82 North Broadway. Venue phone: 10960. Peter Furlan quintet, with Peter (reeds), Vinnie Cutro (tpt), Peter Brendler (bass) Nadav Zelniker (drums).

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