The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
Welcome to Part 2 of the August 2013 Edition of the NAIL-ing List.
There's so much going on I thought another Newsletter was in order. :)
Neil Alexander at the Piano with Poet Mona Toscano at the Howland Center
Here we are in Mid-August. I still hope you're all having a great summer. There are a few more things coming up that I want to tell you about, because hey - I know you're a supporter of live music and you want to know. I've included a list of upcoming dates in September here as well.
Here's what's coming up:
THE KINGSTON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS: "100 YEARS OF SPRING" AUGUST 24, 3:30 PM - IN KINGSTON NY
Kingston Festival of the Arts is a one day, all inclusive city wide celebration of arts, culture and cuisine. The whole of Kingston becomes a canvas upon which the entire city is curated with national and international talent joining local creatives in this one day launch of an annual 11 day global Festival . beginning next year. Kingston Festival of the Arts is a true grass roots, artist-driven Festival for the 21st Century.TIckets are $10 and are available here.
AUGUST 24th 3:30 PM
The Old Dutch Church
272 Wall Street Kingston NY
Remaining August Gigs:
BEAN RUNNER JAZZ PROJECT
with Joe Gil, Premik Rusell Tubbs, Peter Brendler, Todd Isler
And Neil Alexander
PIERSON PARK (WEST MAIN STREET), TARRYTOWN NY
August 23rd, 6:30 pm - Jazz Forum Arts in association with the Village of Tarrytown Parks & Recreation Department Presents Jazz at Pierson Park with The Bean Runner Jazz Project. Joe Gil (trombone), Premik Rusell Tubbs (Reeds), Todd Isler (drums), Peter Brendler (bass) and I have all performed together in different groups (at the Bean Runner Cafe in Peekskill) and joined forces to create this unique new project, putting our own spin on some lesser known Jazz classics. Our sets feature the music of Monk, Coltrane and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers among others.
FRIDAY AUGUST 23rd, 6:30 PM - PIERSON PARK (WEST MAIN ST) TARRYTOWN NY
Friday 9/6: Peter Furlan trio at Marcello's Ristorante in Suffern NY
Saturday & Sunday 9/7 & 9/8: Electro Music Festival, Greenville NY
Wednesday 9/11: The September Concert @ the Sugar Bar NYC
Saturday 9/14: The Zombie Bar-B-Q (location TBA)
Saturday 9/21: Aleah Long and En Full Circle at MAMA Cafe in Stoneridge NY
Sunday 9/22: NA3: Stellar Groove Ensemble @ Hudson Valley Harvest Festival
Sunday 9/29: NA3 Open Rehearsal; Newburgh Open Studio Tour (Location TBA)
- and more dates being added all the time. Check the Calendar for the complete list.
CDs & Other Music News
I have released an older recording of a piece I composed in 2002 called "Newburgh: An Urban Romance". The CD features Erik Lawrence (saxes), Lew Scott (bass), Bob Emery (drums) & Steve Sacco (percussion). Read the story on the NAILblog and check out the CD HERE.
Another CD that I had the pleasure of working on is "Solar Particles", by Legoland Empire. This is the Empire's 2nd release, and once again features the amazing playing of Trip Wamsley (bass) Rob Micheals (guitar), myself (keys), with the whole project composed, engineered and coordinated entierly over the internet by our mastermind Allen Wentz (composer, synthesizers, guitars, keyboards, samples, etc.) Have a listen HERE.
If you want to hear some of my more esoteric musical experiments (along with rare live tracks and unreleased studio recordings) head over to my SOUNDCLOUD page.
I've got 2 new tracks up there as of last week, both created with Ableton LIVE.
And there you have it: tons of gigs coming up, new music out, and the beat goes on.
Stay tuned, and as always thanks for your support.