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
(for a chronological calendar go HERE)
|09/26/21||Allendale, NJ||Skipfest at Trinity Episcopal Church|
|Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 55 George St. Skipfest presents the Burr Johnson Band with special guest Neil Alexander (me!). The Burr Johnson Band is Burr Johnson (guitar), Nadav Zelniker (drums) and Dan Asher (bass). Also performing is “AAF” with Dave Fields. $20 suggested donation. Here are the particulars: 1. AAF a supergroup with Dave Anderson on Bass, Thiery Arpino on Drums and Dave Fields on guitar and vocals. Performance from 4pm – 6pm. 2. The Burr Johnson Band with special guest Neil Alexander on keys. Begins 6:30pm. 3. Suggested donation $20.00. 4. Family friendly event , no alcohol or any type of recreational substances permitted. 5. Amazing healthy food will be provided. No charge for food, please tip the food people generously. 6. All vaccinated attendees must show proof of vaccination, and anyone without proof of vaccination must wear a mask and unvaccinated people must socially distance when eating food. More info|
|Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 20 St James St. We’re back at the Keegan’s outdoor Beer Garden! The Funkiest Jazz, and the Jazziest Funk. Never a cover. 5 – 8 pm. More info|
|10/02/21||Peekskill, NY||Bean Runner Cafe|
|Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 South Division St. Eric Person Quartet at the Bean Runner Cafe.|
|09/25/21||Online only||Nick’s (Virtual) Garage|
|Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Duo Performance with keyboardist David Berends, online only.|
|10/14/21||Beacon, NY||The Vinyl Room|
|Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 344 Main St. Venue phone: (845) 297-3344. Special Solo Electronica performance with my very special guest drummer and electronic musician Dean Sharp! More info|
|10/09/21||Beacon, NY||Thirty Six Gallery|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 36 North Cedar Street. Solo performance at the art opening for Max Taylor.|
|10/29/21||Beacon, NY||Night Flight Music Live|
|Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Online at nightflightmusiclive.com. NAIL’s official appearance on the Night Flight Music Live channel. 🙂 More info TBA.|