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About Neil Alexander

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). 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 EllisThe Machine, The Mahavishnu Project, Joe Lovano, Tony “Thunder” SmithGunther 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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Neil Alexander is currently endorsed by Moog Music.

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Upcoming shows organized by BAND

(for a chronological calendar go HERE)

Eric Person  

Date City Venue
02/09/20 Marlboro, NY The Falcon (Main Stage)
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1348 Rte 9w. Venue phone: 845-236-7970. Eric Person Quartet plays the music of Ronald Shannon Jackson. With Eric Person (saxes), Robert Kopec (basses), Dean Sharp (drums) and Neil Alexander (keyboards). Part of the Falcon’s Sunday Night Jazz Series.

Mona Toscano w/Neil Alexander  

Date City Venue
02/13/20 Newburgh, NY Lobby at the Ritz Theater
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 107 Broadway. Venue phone: (845) 784-1199. Newburgh: With Love A Valentine’s Day Offering with Poetry & Music Featuring the City Of Newburgh Poet Laureate Mona Toscano and Musician/composer Neil Alexander. More info (Tickets etc) TBA.

Neil Alexander & Friends  

Date City Venue
02/08/20 Newburgh The Wherehouse
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 119 Liberty St. Neil Alexander is Joined by Eric Person, Robert Kopec and Bryan Kopchak for 4 Saturdays in a row of live Jazz in Newburgh.
02/15/20 Newburgh The Wherehouse
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 119 Liberty St. Neil Alexander is Joined by Eric Person, Robert Kopec and Bryan Kopchak for 4 Saturdays in a row of live Jazz in Newburgh.
02/22/20 Newburgh The Wherehouse
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 119 Liberty St. Neil Alexander is Joined by Eric Person, Robert Kopec and Bryan Kopchak for 4 Saturdays in a row of live Jazz in Newburgh.
02/29/20 Newburgh The Wherehouse
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 119 Liberty St. Neil Alexander is Joined by Eric Person, Robert Kopec and Bryan Kopchak for 4 Saturdays in a row of live Jazz in Newburgh.

Piktor’s Metamorphosis  

Date City Venue
06/13/20 Union, NJ Salem Roadhouse Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 829 Salem Road. Venue phone: (908) 686-1028. Piktor’s returns! Salem Roadhouse Cafe.

X Ensemble  

Date City Venue
06/28/20 Newburgh, NY Safe Harbors Green
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 107 Broadway. Venue phone: (845) 784-1199. The X Ensemble and Safe Harbors of the Hudson present an outdoor afternoon concert of contemporary Chamber Music, featuring the World Premiere performance of “Convergence: Series A” (N. Alexander). The program will also feature existing works by Mr Alexander & other composers (program tbd). This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Neil Alexander & NAIL  

Date City Venue
02/27/20 Garwood, NJ Crossroads
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (908) 232-5666. Address: 78 North Ave. Venue phone: (908) 232-5666. Water Fusion Fest with Andy Rothstein, On More Once and NAIL, with Brian Mooney (bass) and Nadav Zelniker (drums). Special guest Glenn Alexander on Guitar. Tickets $15. Andy Rothstein Band – 8 pm On More Once – 9:30 NAIL – 11 pm Buy Tickets More info
04/23/20 Woodstock, NY Colony Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 Rock City Rd. Venue phone: (845) 679-7625. NAIL performs at the Colony in Woodstock. Double bill with Sami Stevens.

Pete Furlan Project  

Date City Venue
04/04/20 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. Peter Furlan’s CD Between The Lines is gaining national attention. We’re happy to be performing this music again, at one of our fav local spots.

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