The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
November 2014 Issue: The NAILing List Neil Alexander's gigs and adventures
The year rolls on, towards it's inevitable end. The chill of Winter is in the air... But the gigs are heating up this month! Here's all the news that's fit to email:
Thursday November 13th 8:30 pm
Thunderhead Organ Trio
The Wherehouse Restaurant
119 Liberty St Newburgh NY
The ThunderHead Organ Trio returns to the Wherehouse in Newburgh for the 2nd of 3 shows. The group is takes the concept of the organ trio in a new direction, drawing on many different influences and styles. The group explores the grittier, rockier side of the genre referencing groups like the original Tony Williams Lifetime and mines the jazz standard repertoire for obscure gems and deep cuts. The group features Joe Gil (trombone), Jason Furman (drums/sampler) and yours truly on keyboards.
No Cover, and the food is awesome. :) 8:30 pm!
Wedensday November 19th 7:00 pm
Jim Decrescenzo: A Celebration of his Life & Work
52 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, New York
Please join us for a very special night celebrating the Life & Work of a dear old friend - Jimmy Decrescenzo, "Deke", who passed away on September 5th of this year. Deke was a member of my first original band (which eventually went on to become "A. Animal"). A bassist & composer, we often joked how he had the real talent. At age 20 he was writing amazingly complex pieces. But he chose to give up music and sadly none of his compositions have ever been performed.
On Wednesday November 19th, Family and friends will gather at Harmony Music Woodstock NY to reminisce, swap stories and celebrate the man and his work. Deke was an excellent woodworker; some of his works will be on display as well as video of him in his shop, and I have assembled a stellar band to finally perform Jim’s music. The band includes bassist Brian Mooney, Drummer Jason Furman, and guitarist Chad McLoughlin, along with horn man Peter Buettner, guitarist Ted Orr & bassist Steve Rust. In addition, the wonderful Joey Eppard will perform solo and with his group. There is no cover. I hope you can join us. :)
I'm very excited to be once again performing with my good friend and coconspirator Peter Furlan in our electric jazz duo "Le Jazz Electronique", exploring the connections between jazz and a variety of other music. Featuring works by John Scofield, Jeff Beck, Joe Zawinul and others, plus originals and standards. No cover!
Saturday November 22nd 8 pm
10th Street Live 104 North 10th St Kenilworth NJ
A fun night of music with this great band, playing some of our favorite jazz Fusion classics!
Also appearing: The Adam Kestler Band, The Mad Kings, Glass Cow and 2 others (TBA)
Music starts at 7pm; Piktor's hits at 9. $8.00 cover.