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.
Upcoming shows organized by BAND
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|03/12/22||Nyack, NY||Maureen’s Jazz Cellar|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 N. Broadway. Venue phone: (845) 535-3143. MR. GONE RETURNS! Peter Furlan (Saxophones) and I are bringing this band back in 2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Weather Report. We will be hitting the stage with a new collection of originals and a few handpicked fusion classics. Regular Ratzo Harris is on bass, with the great Thierry Arpino on drums. You don’t want to miss!|
|02/18/22||Nyack, NY||Maureen’s Jazz Cellar|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 845-535-3143. Address: 2 N. Broadway. Venue phone: (845) 535-3143. It’s the Ray Levier Quintet! An evening of Ray’s originals and groovy tunes with some serious kick ass players. Featuring: David Gilmore (guitar) Duane Eubanks (trumpet) Brian Mooney (Bass) Ray Levier (drums) Neil Alexander (Keyboards). Tickets are $20. Reserve via phone only – (845)-535-3143. Advance purchase recommended as Maureen’s is small and sells out quickly. More info|