The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings from the world of NAIL
Welcome to the January 2017 issue of
The NAILing List Neil Alexander's Performances, Workshops and other bits...
Happy New Year to all my subscribers, family, friends and fans - thank you for the chance to share my music with you. I hope everyone is ready to kick in into high gear for 2017 - it's gonna be amazing! As always, I am truly grateful for so many great opportunities.
2017 offers new opportunities and I'll be changing it up a bit. I'm not doing Wired Wednesdays at the moment; that returns in March, and I'll be doing a 3 month series of Workshops in New Paltz NY. This week I'll put in my yearly appearance at the Jazz Connect Conference in NYC - come say hi if you're around. Work continues on a new Electronica CD; plus some live NAIL bootlegs will be out this year. Many more things coming up! Although January seems a bit slow there are a few things of note. Read on. :)
Friday January 6th 8:00 pm
The Funk Facilitators A High Test Funk Collective
1348 Route 9W Marlboro NY
It's Friday. It's The Falcon. It's Funk!
Featuring: Rich Fracasse (Funk Junkies) / Bass & Vocals Corey Dandrige/Vocals Gennaro Esposito (Funk Junkies) /Guitar Neil "Nail" Alexander /Keys Derrick James(USMA Jazz Knights) /Alto Sax Pete Furlan (Mr. Gone) /Tenor Sax Ric Savage/Trumpet Cleveland Best/Drums
Saturday January 14th 8 & 9:30 pm
Peter Furlan Quintet
Maureen's Jazz Cellar 2 North Broadway Nyack NY
We return to the new venue of our very good friend pianist David Budway, "Maureen's Jazz Cellar" in Nyack NY. The Peter Furlan Quintet is Pete & myself, along with Vinnie Cutro (trumpet), Peter Brendler (bass) & Terry Silverlight (drums). 2 sets - 8 & 9:30 pm; $15 cover. Maureen's Jazz Cellar is THE new spot for live music in Rockland County and the Lower Hudson Valley. Check out their schedule!
Sunday January 15th 7:00 pm
The Sunday Night Jazz Series at The Falcon
1348 Route 9W Marlboro NY
Once again we bring you the magic of one of the world's greatest electric Jazz groups - Weather Report - plus tunes from the Headhunters. Terry Silverlight is back on drums, along with Peter Furlan (saxes), Ratzo Harris (Bass) and me (Neil Alexander) on keyboards. No Cover.
Thursday January 19th 8:00 pm
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. Come out and partake of the fine food & drink at the Wherehouse while having your mind blown by the sounds. :) No cover!
Saturday January 28th 8 pm
CLOUDBURST Neil Alexander/Mike Colletti/Tony Parker
Alley Cat Jazz & Blues
294 Wall Street Kingston NY
Cloudburst returns to the Alley Cat, the smokin' new club in Kingston, and we're bringing our funky groove jazz-fusion vibe The food's great and the vibe's even better. $5.00 cover.
Next Month So Far...
2/2 Peter Furlan Quintet - Trumpets Montclair NJ
2/16 DECORA CD RELEASE SHOW - Lincoln Center NYC
2/24 Cloudburst - Alley Cat Kingston NY
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
New dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!
In the meantime,
Thanks for supporting Live Music.
Have a Lovely Fall Season!
"FOUR NOCTURNES" - from a previously unreleased recording session comes this set of 4 improvised duets with saxophonist Erik Lawrence. All proceeds from the sales of this disc will be donated to the Tibetan Home Of Hope, a nonsectarian home and school for children who would otherwise be abandoned. It is a home where young people receive loving care, education, food, shelter, medical attention and the practical foundation needed to develop into independent adults with a full appreciation of their Tibetan heritage.
"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!