Hello! My name is Neil Alexander. I'm a Jazz pianist, synthesist and composer. I provide hi quality electric & acoustic jazz-based music with a modern progressive edge both as a solosit and with several groups.
As a soloist I can provide jazz at the piano, and also do ambient electronic music, or a combination of piano with electronics. As an ensemble leader, I have several groups including a jazz group (both as trio and quartet), in both electric and acoustic versions.
From 1996 I've been the leader the group called NAIL. Our latest CD 'Tugging At The Infinite', is available on Spotify & iTunes.
I love music and am dedicated to bringing you the highest quality live music for your event.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 150 minutes
NEIL ALEXANDER is a Pianist, Synthesist, Keyboardist & Composer who has been performing professionally for 35+ years. He works with music in all forms and styles (including jazz, rock, funk, blues, electronica, ambient and contemporary classical). He is also active in Production, Live Sound engineering, Theater, Modern Dance and Film. In 2015 Neil was awarded Individual Artist Of The Year by the Orange County Arts Council.
Currently Neil is in several performing ensembles including"Neil Alexander & NAIL", “Mr. GONE“ and the Thunderhead Organ Trio. His most recent release is “Soft Invaders“, a set of synth driven ambient electronic pieces recorded during a live on-air performance on WPRB radio. In October of 2016 Neil will present his acoustic/electric Jazz trio in a concert of contemporary chamber works at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh NY.
As an active musician he has a recording and/or a performance history with a wide variety of groups and artists such as The Machine, The Mahavishnu Project, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Gunther Hampel, Tal Ross (P-Funk), Charles Haynes, Erik Lawrence, and The Adaptors Movement Theater. He composed extensively for Modern Dance, working with such Choreographers as Kevin Wynn, Molly Poerstel, Larry Clark, Lane Gifford and Jonathan Riedel, and frequently performs an all classical repertoire including works by Stravinsky, Charles Ives, John Cage, Bela Bartok and others. He frequently composes for SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance students and faculty, and his compositions have featured many times as part of the Conservatory’s Nanang Academy of Fine Arts exchange program in Singapore.
Neil’s other projects include an acoustic trio, Solo performances (both acoustic and/or electronic) and “Scene Re-seen”, live electronic scoring of silent films. In addition, Neil also teaches Master Classes in Synthesizer Programming and Music Performance Technology. Neil Alexander is currently endorsed by Moog Music.
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