The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
Welcome to the July 2016 issue of
The NAILing List
Neil Alexander's Performances, Workshops and other bits...
[Editor's note: My apologies - this was accidentally sent before it was completed. Please excuse and delete the previous July Newsletter. Sorry about that!]
July is upon us, and summer is in full effect! Once again my schedule is packed full of summer gigs and I'm truly grateful for so much going on. One of June's highlights was the 2016 Newburgh Illuminated Festival. I played with 4 bands in a row, with a total stage time of 5 1/2 hours. Whew! There's plenty going on this month, including a very special Mr Gone performance. We'll be headlining this year's Nyack Jazz Week with very special guest Trumpeter Eddie Henderson (Herbie Hancock, The Cookers). We'll be featuring tunes from Herbie's "Mwandishi" band of which Eddie was a part. Plus the usuals - the Thunderhead Organ Trio, a Wired Wednesdays summer intensive,and more.
Here's the July happenings:
Saturday July 2nd 8:00 pm
Premik Russell Tubbs
"West Greets East"
Bean Runner Cafe
12 South Division St Peekskill NY
I'm quite pleased to be joining my old friend Premik Russel Tubbs at the Bean Runner Cafe for an evening of East/West fusion with a new lineup of great players, including 3 musicians who performed and toured with Premik in India. This is sure to be a night of exhilarating flights into new musical territories. 8 pm; $10 admission.
Sunday July 3rd 1:00 pm
Mike Dopazo, Neil Alexander
& Lu Pappas
New York Restaurant
353 Main St. Catskill NY
Wednesday in July!
7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/26
7 - 9 pm
Wired Wednesdays An Electronic Music
Space Create 115 Broadway Newburgh NY $10.00 (suggested)
Space Create presents Wired Wednesdays: an Electronic Music Summer intensive. Every Wednesday in July we will cover all the basics of Electronic Music Production with videos, demos, and performances, and ending with a jam session on July 26th.
7 to 9 pm; $10 (suggested Meetup Group - Facebook Event
Saturday July 9th 9:00 pm
Catskill Mountain Pizza
51 Mill Hill Road Woodstock NY
"Cloudburst" returns to the Castkill Mountain Pizza Company. Featuring Tony Parker (drums), Mike Colletti (bass) and myself, we'll be laying down the heavy grooves with synths & soundscapes. No cover; plus great food and an awesome atmosphere. Come for the hang, you'll dig it. :)
Back on schedule! 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. Plus 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...
Mr GONE performs at this year's NYACK JAZZ WEEK with special guest legeandary trumpeter & Herbie Hancock alumni EDDIE HENDERSON! We will be doing a special show focusing on the music of Herbie Hancock’s 70’s Mwandishi and Headhunters bands in addition to classics from the Weather Report catalog. This is a rare opportunity to hear this music being played by one of it's creators! Mr GONE is: Neil Alexander (keys), Ratzo Harris (basses), Peter Furlan (saxes); plus the amazing Richie Morales will once again join us on drums. 2 sets - 8 & 10 pm. Tickets are $30, $25 (RCJBS Members) & $20 for Students, and are available at the Rockland County Jazz & Blues Societywebsite (or at the door). Please note: there is a $5 discount for purchasing tickets online!
Next Month So Far...
8/12 Peter Furlan Trio - Marcello's, Suffern NY
8/18 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
8/19 Mr Gone - Maxfield's on Main, Boonton NJ
8/20 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Private Party, Beacon NY
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.