The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings from the world of NAIL

Welcome to the August 2016 issue of 

The NAILing List

Neil Alexander's Performances, Workshops and other bits...

Ah, August. The coasting end of summer, when kicking back to relax is the name of the game. And what a summer it's been so far! July was super busy - gigs with at least 5 different projects,  a Wired Wednesdays Electronic Music Summer Intensive at Space Create in Newburgh, and a Mr Gone performance in Nyack with the great Eddie Henderson. Yet again I am grateful for so many great opportunities. 
August is a lot less hectic - but there's still plenty going on, including The Peter Furlan TrioMr Gone, the Thunderhead Organ Trio and much more. Here's what's up in August:
Saturday August 6th 8:00 pm

Premik Russel Tubbs

Birthday Concert

Bean Runner Cafe

201 South Division St. Peekskill NY

Please join us this Saturday, 8pm at the Bean Runner Jazz Cafe in Peekskill as we celebrate the birthday of saxophonist/composer Premik Russel Tubbs and yet another year of "mad merry music-making". Featured performers will include: Saxes, Flute, & ? - Premik, Neil Alexander (keys), Patrick Carmichael (drums), Gaku Takanashi (bass), David Phelps (guitar), 
and some very special guests including:

Trumpeters                      Fred Smith & Saral Opera
Singer/composers           Kristin Hoffmann & Ari Shagal
Songwriter & storyteller   Richard Cashman 
Saxophonist/composer    Mikah Feldman-Stein
Drummer                          Andrew Thomas
Russian singers               Laila Faerman & Kshema Lezhnina
Dance enthusiasts           Barbara Feldman-Stein & Terry Hightower 
Composer/conductor       Maestro Carman Moore
Divinely guided Mystic     Swami Pajamananda

Reservations Highly recommended. Should be quite the party!

Friday August 12th  7:00pm

Peter Furlan Trio

Marcello's Restaurant
21 Lafayette Ave. Suffern NY

Ah yes, another lovely relaxed evening of fine dinning and live jazz with my good friend
Pete "Knuckles" Furlan & I, along with Ratzo Harris on the bass. At Marcello's Restaurant the food's always great & the vibe is always chill. 7 pm. and no cover :) 
Saturday August 13th - 2 shows!
Doubles! This was a "thing" back in the 80's & 90's - you could do 5 gigs in a single weekend. This is my 2nd "double" this year, and promises to be an exceptionally good one.

12 - 4 PM:

Eric Hill & Friends

Fishkill Farms

9 Fishkill Farm Rd Hopewell Junction NY

1st: it's a new gig with Singer/Sngwriter Eric Hill. Eric's songs are bluesy with a strong groove element. The band includes  Eric on guitar & vocals, along with Michael Colletti on bass and Norman Del Tufo on percussion as well as myself.

9 PM:
Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble

Milkweed Gallery
2 & 3 Romer's Alley Sugar Loaf NY

2nd: I'll be performing with The Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble at Milkweed in Sugar Loaf NY. The ensemble this year is  Bob Rosen (saxophone), Rick Savage (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion), Gabriele Trachina (vocals), Robert Kopec (bass), Steve Rubin (drums), and Neil Alexander, keyboards. Performance artist Michael Sean Collins  will join us with a bit of spoken word. This is part of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
It all goes down at Milkweed Gallery in SugarLoaf NY at 9 pm.

It's gonna be a  great day!
Thursday May 18th 8:00 pm


Organ Trio


The Wherehouse 

119 Liberty Street Newburgh NY

Our 3rd Thursday Thing continues. Nadav Z, Joe G and I will be blasting off around 8 pm for our usual tour around the outer reaches of the solar system. This month our very good friend Pete Furlan joins us on the saxophone! Come out and partake of the fine food & drink at the Wherehouse while having your mind blown by the sounds. :) No cover!
Friday August 19th 8:30pm


Maxfields On Main

713 Main St. Boonton NJ

MR GONE returns to Boonton! For all you Jersey Cats and NYC Suburbia locals, we're back at our fav NJ spot Maxfields On Main. Mr Gone is: Peter Furlan (saxes), Ratzo Harris (basses), yours truly on the keys & synthesizers, and Terry Silverlight on drums. As always there's no cover, and the Music starts at 9 pm. 
Saturday August 20th 6:00 pm


Organ Trio


Seed & Sound Block Party

A Benefit for

Hudson Valley Seed 

380 Main Street Beacon NY

$10 Advance - $15 at the Door

This summer's 2nd outdoor concert is a benefit for Hudson Valley Seed, in the form of a Block Party at 380 Main St in Beacon, put together by my main man Decora. Check out what these folks are up to - I think you'll dig it. The Thunderhead Organ Trio goes on at 6 pm. Tix are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. 
Next Month So Far...
  • 9/2 Funk Junkies - Newburgh Armory, Newburgh NY
  • 9/8 Cloudburst - Catskill Mountain Pizza, Catskill NY
  • 9/10 Electro Music Festival - Greenkill Rec. center, Huguenot NY
  • 9/15 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
  • 9/17 Mysterious Phantom(??) - Psychedelic Zombie BBQ, Newburgh NY
  • 9/21 Wired Wednesdays - Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh NY
  • 9/24 Blue Food - Harmony Cafe, Woodstock NY
  • 9/29 Cloudburst - Catskill Mountain Pizza, Catskill NY
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
New dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!

In the meantime,

Thanks for supporting Live Music. 
Enjoy the Rest of the Summer!

Neil's Event Calendar
Good News, Everyone!

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. :) 

Latest CDs:
"SOFT INVADERS"  - Physical CD's NOW AVAILABLE! Go To 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.
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