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“, “Cloudburst“, the “X Ensemble”, “Mr. GONE“ and the Thunderhead Organ Trio, 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 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.
As an active musician he has a recording and/or a performance history with a wide variety of groups and artists such as Rez Abbasi, 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.
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 1999 Neil promoted and managed his own modern music ensemble “Neil Alexander & NAIL”. in 2019 NAIL celebrated 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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|06/26/21||Woodstock, NY||The Station Bar & Curio|
|Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 101 Tinker Street. Rescheduled from May 30th. We are thrilled to back on the outdoor stage at one of our fav Woodstock venues! More info|
|Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $35.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 291 Tinker St.. Venue phone: 845.679.4406. PARKERFEST! The Parker Brothers return for their annual drummer party, this time at the Bearsville Theater. Tix are $35.00 in advance, $40 at the door. Buy Tickets More info|
|07/24/21||Woodstock, NY||Pearl Moon Woodstock|
|Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 52 Mill Hill Rd. Venue phone: (845) 684-5537. Tony, Michael & I continue our local “mini tour” playing the jazziest funk and the funkiest jazz. Pearl Moon is a new venue in the Harmony location at 52 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock, and we are psyched to be on there schedule this summer!|
|08/14/21||Greenwood Lake, New York||Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7 Windermere Ave. Jazz-Funk on the Lake! Part of this year’s Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. Cloudburst performs the funkiest jazz and the Jazziest Funk. With special guest Pete Furlan. More info|
|08/28/21||Woodstock, NY||Pearl Moon Woodstock|
|Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 52 Mill Hill Rd. Venue phone: (845) 684-5537. Tony, Michael and I continue our local “mini tour” playing the jazziest funk and the funkiest jazz. This is our 2nd show at Pearl Moon, the new venue in the Harmony location at 52 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock We are psyched to be on their schedule this summer!|
|07/07/21||Saugerties, NY||Annarella Ristorante|
|Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 276 Malden Turnpike. Venue phone: (845) 247-7289. It’s the Eric Person Trio with Eric (sax), Peter O’Brien (drums) and Neil A on organ & keys.|
|08/01/21||Saugerties, NY||Opus 40|
|Time: 4:30pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 50 Fite Rd. Venue phone: 845 246 3400. Eric Person Quartet. Buy Tickets More info|
|06/24/21||Marlboro, NY||The Falcon (Main Stage)|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1348 Rte 9w. Venue phone: 845-236-7970. Last minute addition! My Funky World Jazz Fusion project, now in our 22 year. Always Injecting new energy, tunes and new arrangements into our shows, we continue to evolve, exploring and incorporating new musical elements, Focusing on original music. Featuring: Neil “Nail” Alexander: Keyboards / Synthesizers Brian Mooney: Basses Nadav Snir-Zelniker: Drums Special Guest: Jongyoon Lee: Guitar Buy Tickets More info|
|09/04/21||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.|
|10/06/21||Bethel, CT||La Zingara|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 203.744.7500. Address: 8 P T Barnum Square. Neil Alexander & NAIL returns to public performance at this wonderful new venue. With Nadav Snir-Zelniker (drums), Brian Mooney (bass) and special guest Rez Abbasi on guitars. Buy Tickets More info|
|07/11/21||Newburgh, NY||Safe Harbors Green|
|Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 107 Broadway. Venue phone: (845) 784-1199. The X Ensemble in conjunction with the Lobby at the Ritz Theater presents “A Summer’s Evening”: A free Concert & Picnic dinner in the Safe Harbors Greenspace on the corner of Liberty & Ann Streets. This performance will include the recently premiered “Convergence Series A”, as well as other works to be announced. We invite you to bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy free live music in the park on what promises to be a glorious Summer’s Evening. We’re still hashing out the details of this event so stay tuned for updates. The Rain Date for this event is July 18th. More info|