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). He is also active in Production, Live Sound engineering, Theater, Modern Dance and Film. In 2015 Neil was awarded Individual Artist Of The Year by the Orange County Arts Council.
Currently Neil is in several performing ensembles including “NAIL“, “Mr. GONE“ and the Thunderhead Organ Trio, and performs experimental electronic music under the name “Nail Jung”. His most recent release is 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 Jazz group in a concert of contemporary chamber works at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh NY. They recently appeared at the Interactive art festival “Dusklit” in Sugar Loaf NY where they performed a site specific work played at the moment of Sunset.
As an active musician he has a recording and/or a performance history with a wide variety of groups and artists such as Pee Wee Ellis, The Machine, The Mahavishnu Project, Joe Lovano, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Gunther Hampel, Tal Ross (P-Funk), Charles Haynes, Erik Lawrence, and The Adaptors Movement Theater. He composes extensively for Modern Dance, 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. His compositions have featured many times as part of the Conservatory’s Nanang Academy of Fine Arts exchange program in Singapore.
From 1996 – 2011 Neil promoted and managed his own modern music ensemble “NAIL”. This year NAIL celebrates their 20th anniversary with multiple shows around the region. Their most recent CD is titled “Live at the Blue Note“.
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 an acoustic trio, 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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Upcoming shows organized by BAND
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|12/06/19||Salt Point, NY||La Puerto Azul|
|Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2510 Route 44. Venue phone: 845-677-2985. New venue! Out near Millbrook, Tony Parker Mike Colletti and I will be funkin’ it up all night long.|
|Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 119 Liberty St. 4SJ at the Wherehouse with Sam Smith (Bass) and Bryan Kopchak (drums).|
|12/14/19||Newburgh, NY||Lobby at the Ritz Theater|
|Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 107 Broadway. Venue phone: (845) 784-1199. Newburgh Open Movement makes time and space for people of all walks of life to come together for playful dancing, deep listening, and mindful movement. Join us in co-creating this beautiful space, where diversity, and relaxed playfulness reign. Open to all ages, abilities, colors, shapes and sizes. 3:00 – 4:00 PM Contact Improv Workshop led by Ophra Wolf 4:00 – 6:00 PM Open Jam with Live music with Neil Alexander, Michael Chambers and Andy Rinehart Your donation helps to keep it going! Use the Ticket link to donate: $15 for the workshop $10 suggested donation for the jam $20 workshop + jam *NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS* Thank you to our sponsors Orange County New York Arts Council, Safe Harbors of the Hudson & Cornerstone Fitness, Force and Flow and Raghaus Buy Tickets More info|
|12/12/19||Marlboro, NY||The Falcon Undergound|
|Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1348 Route 9W. More jammy goodness with Walker Adams’ Telepathic Moondance. More info|
|01/11/20||Wappingers Falls, NY||CoSM – Chapel of Sacred Mirrors|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 46 Deer Hill Rd. More info TBA. Telepathic Moon Dance is a funk jam band with catchy, original songs and intense jams. Their high-energy live shows reveal influences of Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Fela Kuti, and Phish. Bandleader Walker Adams has played drums for St. Vincent and bassist Percy Jones and is joined by a revolving cast of virtuosic musicians. Surrender your senses to these knowledgeable groove-masters and let TMD take you on a sonic voyage through the auditory cosmos.|