The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings from the world of NAIL
Welcome to the March 2017 issue of
The NAILing List
Neil Alexander's Performances, Workshops and other bits...
Greetings all! Can you feel it? SPRING is around the corner, and with it the usual explosion of activity! February was full of amazing happenings, the hi-light being the Lincoln Center show with Decora. It was a lot of work to put it all together but it really paid off. It was a magical experience, and there will be more gigs with that group as we go forward.
Once again I am truly grateful for so many great opportunities.
This month starts with a bang - Decora at BSP Kingston, a night at Marcello's and the Funk Junkies in Newburgh. In addition Piktor's Metamorphosis returns andthe Thunderhead Organ Trio continues at the Wherehouse.
Here's what's up in March:
Decora brings his cutting edge hip hop show to one of the hippest venues in the Hudson Valley BSP in Uptown Kingston NY. Featuring the music from his most recent CD "Beyond Belief", the band for this gig features Nicole Davis (tpt), Lee Falco (drums) DJ Trumaster Tru and myself. Tickets are $10; reservations recommended.
Friday March 3rd 7:30pm
Peter Furlan Trio
Marcello's 97 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY
Once again, Peter Furlan, bassist Ratzo Harris & I will entertain you with an eclectic selection of choice jazz standards, jazz fusion and more while you enjoy cold drinks and some of the finest family style Italian food in the area. Join us for dinner or hang at the bar, the vibe is great and the music is hot. We start at 7:30 and there's never a cover.
Saturday March 4th 10:30 pm
The Funk Junkies
Billy Joe's Ribworks 26 Front Street Newburgh NY
Join us for an evening of the best in classic funk with this 13 piece band. Featuring lead vocalist Corey Glover of Living Colour.
Piktor's Metamorphosis returns to the wonderful Salem Roadhouse Cafe in Union NJ, for another evening of high octane classic jazz fusion from the golden age, featuring music by the Mahavishnu orchestra, the Jan Hammer Group, David Sancious, Stanley Clarke and many more. Always super fun to play with these guys! And the venue, disguised as a coffee house, is a great spot to relax and hear this amazing music. Video
YES - we continue our 3rd Thursday Thing at this fine eating and drinking establishment! Nadav Zelniker, Joe Gil and I will be blasting off at the usual time (around 8 pm) for our monthly tour of "astronomical phenomena" at the outer reaches of the galaxy. Come out and partake of the fine food & drink while having your mind blown by the sounds. :) Never a cover.
Catskill Mountain Pizza Company 51 Mill Hill Road Woodstock, NY
We aways have a fab time at this venue, and part of that is because the food is awesome. Tunes by Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, The Meters and more, featuring jazz standards and funk classics. Come on out for a groovalicious good time! No Cover.
Saturday March 31st 8:00 pm
The Funk Junkies
The Falcon 1348 Route 9W Marlboro NY
Second time this month! Join us for another evening for the best in classic funk, this time at the Falcon - one of my favorite venues.
Next Month So Far...
4/1 Cloudburst - Alley Cat Kingston NY
4/20 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse Newburgh NY
4/21 Cloudburst - The Lodge Woodstock NY
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
New dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!
You can still download my entire CD catalog (eleven CD
's) on my Bandcamp site for ONLY $10 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.