The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
Welcome to the June 2016 issue of
The NAILing List
Neil Alexander's Performances, Workshops and other bits...
June is Here!
The weather grows warmer, the days are at their longest, and sweet Summer whispers in everyone’s ear, including mine. June also heralds the beginning of the Summer Music Festival season, with the big Newburgh Illuminated Festival (June 18th) right here in my hometown. There are over 40 bands this year, and I’m quite pleased to announce that Neil Alexander & NAIL is among them. In addition I’ll be playing with a few other groups, including Corey Glover (Living Colour). Later in the month are more of the usual suspects - the Thunderhead Organ Trio, another edition of Wired Wednesdays, Blue Food and more.
Here’s what’s up in June:
This Sunday June 5th 100 Years Of Spring & The Fullerton Center for Culture & History present "The Inside Angle", a new series featuring candid discussions focusing on the artist’s perspective. As consumers of art and culture, the “how is it made” aspect of what leads the creator into the journey of their work is not always recognized. “The Inside Angle” plans to present an internal perspective, in a small public seminar with a performance component. The series premieres Sunday, June 5th, 2016, 3:00 pm, at The Fullerton Center for Culture and History, Newburgh, NY.
The first guest is NYC based performer Premik Russell Tubbs, a composer, arranger, producer, and accomplished multi-instrumentalist, equally adept in Jazz, Pop, R&B, World and Experimental genres. Premik has worked with Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga among others. The Fullerton Center for Culture and Historyserves as a residence for artists and others in the process of cultivating their lives and enhancing the community. . The suggested minimum donation for attendees is $10.00. In addition to a live audience, the series will be streamed live at https://www.concertwindow.com/spring100.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday June 15th 7:00pm
Newburgh Free Library 135 Grand Street Newburgh NY
Another edition of Wired Wednesdays! For this edition of Wired Wednesdays I'll be focusing on generative music - concepts and techniques utilizing Ableton LIVE. Free admission; 7 - 8:30 pm. This will be the last meetup at the Newburgh Free Library for the summer. Stay tuned for other events in July & August. Meetup Group - Facebook Event
Thursday June 16th 8:00 pm
119 Liberty Street Newburgh NY
Once again Nadav Z, Joe G and I will be torching the ears of the general populace around 8 pm, this time with special guest guitarist Monroe Quinn. Plus even more updates to the Thunderhead Website and new videos posted. Come out and partake of the fine food & drink at the Wherehouse while having your mind blown by the sounds.
Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh NY
The Newburgh Illuminated Festival aims to highlight all the things that make Newburgh the charming, culturally diverse city that it is. Sample a veritable world of food from local purveyors, and enjoy live music all day on multiple stages. There is something for all ages! Newburgh and Hudson Valley vendors will be on hand selling locally-sourced and handmade goods. Discover pop-up art shows, child and family-friendly events. Neil Alexander & NAIL is back and performing at this year's festival. For this show NAIL is Nadav Snir-Zelniker (drums), Steve Frieder (Saxes) and special guest Brian Mooney (bass). In addition, I will be performing with Decora, The Funk Junkies and Corey Glover (Living Colour) all on the same day! Live music is happening all day with over 40 bands. NAIL goes on at 7:30 pm sharp. And of course it's all free. See you June 18!
Friday June 25th 10:00 pm
Harmony Cafe 52 Mill Hill Road Woodstock NY
80% Funk + 20% Jazz = BLUE FOOD, one of the areas best funk bands at the wonderful Harmony Cafe in Woodstock NY. Playing the music of Pee Wee Ellis, Maceo Parker, Miles Davis and more. Always a great time, and no cover. :)
Next Month So Far...
7/1 Funk Junkies - Location TBA
7/2 Premik Russel Tubbs - Bean Runner, Peekskill NY
7/9 Cloudburst - Catskill Mountain Pizza, Woodstock NY
7/21 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
7/30 Mr GONE w Special Guest EDDIE HENDERSON! Nyack Jazz Week
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
New dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!!!
Now you can download my entire CD catalog - that's ELEVEN releases (11!) - all at the same time on my Bandcamp site for ONLY $4 BUCKS! Cheap! Grab 'em now, not sure how long I'll keep this offer open for. :)
"SOFT INVADERS" - Physical CD's NOW AVAILABLE! Go To Music.nailmusic.com to order this limited edition CD in "ecologically neutral" packaging (a simple cardboard sleeve) for only $7.
Recorded live on "Music With Space" on WPRB radio in October of last year; as always, pay what you want - even free to download or order the disc!
"A SAMPLING OF WORLDS" - a retrospective collection featuring tracks from 18 years worth of recorded music. Also contains an unreleased track "Spring is Here", recorded live in 2010.