The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
Welcome to the August 2013 Edition of the NAIL-ing List.
(Note: this is VERSION 2. Please delete the previous version.)
I hope everyone's having a great summer. It's been amazingly busy here in NAIL's world, with all kinds of last minute gigs and crazy rehearsal schedules etc. The gigs have been wonderful - 2 Mr Gone shows (one at the San Severia Waffle Tent) [watch some VIDEO]; a concert at our Local CSA Stonegate Farms with my daughter Becky & drummer Bob Meyer; and gigs with the Peter Furlan Trio and the Flying Obersons. And somewhere in there I managed to play 5 weeks worth of Ballet Classes at Kaatsbaan and provide a sound system for Pete Seeger's short performance at the Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim. Whew. Fantastic!
(My apologies about the duplicate email. In rushing to get this out a few technical errors slipped by me in the form of fualty links. This version corrects those.)
August is shaping up as well, with shows in a multitude of styles and settings. Here's what's coming up:
"100 YEARS OF SPRING" COMES TO THE HUDSON VALLEY THE HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER PRESENTS A CONCERT & FUNDRAISER FOR COMMON GROUND FARM
AUGUST 10, 8 PM - IN BECAON NY
August 10, 2013, 8:00 pm IN Beacon, NY - The wonderful Howland Cultural Center (477 Main Street in Beacon NY) will host my 100 Years of Spring program which has me performing my 'Rite Of Spring' transcription along with other period works by Gershwin & Bartok plus a collection material from the "Darn That Dream" collection. Common Ground Farm will be on hand to discuss their various outreach programs (including their food justice initiative) and to present a perspective on the current flourish of food farming initiatives in our area. Interspersed within the program will be a look at fresh harvested local food, a prize drawing, special musical guest violinist Rachel Evans and more.
And just to up the level of connectedness & serendipity, my good friend and visual artist Maureen Druryhas artwork as part of the Lattimore Atelier Exhibition which will be on display at the Howland through August 25h. Tickets are available right here or at the door at the Howland Center.
AUGUST 10th 8 PM
The Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street Beacon NY
Also This Month....
PETER FURLAN PROJECT
with John Hart, Terry Silverlight, Peter Brandler, Vinnie Cutro And Neil Alexander
PIERSON PARK (WEST MAIN STREET), TARRYTOWN NY
August 9th, 6:30 pm - Jazz Forum Arts in association with the Village of Tarrytown Parks & Recreation Department Presents Jazz at Pierson Park West Main St in Tarrytown, NY with The Peter Furlan Project.
PAUL ROACH & THE YOUNG LIONS MEMORIAL PARK GAZEBO, NYACK NY
Tuesday August 13th 7:30 pm - Paul Roach & The Young Lions are one of the Hudson Valley's longest running Reggae Bands, having been on the scene since the late 1980's. Always entertaining, Paul & Company will pumping out the Serious Dancehall grooves at the well known Memorial Park Gazebo, part of Nyack's "Mostly Music Festival". Come on out and Dance the a night away!
THE BEAN RUNNER JAZZ PROJECT PIERSON PARK (WEST MAIN STREET), TARRYTOWN NY
Friday August 23rd - The Bean Runner Jazz Project features Premik Tubbs (Sax),Joe Gil â€“ Trombone and myself on keys with special guest Peter Brendler (bass) and Alex Raderman (drums).
Premik, Joe & I have all performed together in different groups, so it it seemed only logical to join forces. This will be our 5th area show in 2 years, and a 2nd show is being added in October. The Bean Runner Jazz Project plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards featuring music by Monk, Coltrane, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers among others.