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Neil 'Nail' Alexander  ... is a Band performing Jazz, Funk, and Electronic music.

Synth wizard Neil 'Nail' Alexander (NAIL, Mr GONE, Decora, X Ensemble, Mahavishnu Project) seeks to broadens the landscape of Jazz & improvised music by skillfully blending modern and traditional jazz & funk forms with experimental concepts and hi tech electronic music, fusing it into an grooving, accessible sound that's mesmerizing. His latest CD is "The Album that Never Was: Live Tracks 2022 (Neil Alexander & NAIL)" , a performance recorded at the UpFront Exhibition Space in Port Jervis NY. Neil performs in both electric and acoustic settings, and his tremendous original repertoire includes contempory classical works and some unusual cover tunes from both the jazz & the rock worlds.
Starting with classical music at age 8, Neil fell in love with the sound of the synthesizer after hearing "Switched on Bach". It would be another 7 years before he got his first synth. From then on he spent as much time becoming an expert programmer as well as a first rate pianist. Listening to keyboard heavy bands like ELP, Yes and Genesis growing up, another significant change came when he first heard the Mahavishnu Orchestra: Jazz! Since then he has performed continuously for 30+ years. He works with music in all forms and styles from Composer/Arranger and Production of Live Sound to Musical Theater, Modern Dance and Film. Grants from NYSCA and Meet The Composer gave Neil the opportunity to continue building on his composing skills. Neil also teaches Master Classes in Synthesizer Programming and Music Performance Technology, and composes works for small ensembles. As an active musician he has recordings and/or a performance history with a variety of groups and artists such as Gunther Hampel, Tal Ross (P-Funk), Charles Haynes, Erik Lawrence, and The Adaptors Movement Theater. His classical repertoire includes works by Stravinsky, Charles Ives, and John Cage. In 2006 he retired from 10 years with the Pink Floyd Tribute "The Machine", where he was a driving force in the group's success for ten years. Absorbing influences by the music and sounds of artists such as Zawinul, Jan Hammer, Eno, Bill Frisell and Bill Evans, Neil has forged a sound uniquely his own. Currently Neil performs solo, acoustic and/or electronic (including "Scene Re-seen", live electronic scoring of silent films), and with a variety of artists including the Mahavishnu Project.

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Contact Info
Location: Orange County, NY
Available for studio & production work & Private instruction incl. Online.

Twist & Shout

Whisper Of Angels

CDs by Neil 'Nail' Alexander

 Overview Effect 2019
Electronic, New Age
The latest disc from Nail Jung, Neil Alexander's solo electronic project. A collection of ambient, electronica and experimental tracks, it showcases Neil's long history with electronic music.
 Solo Piano Vol. 2: Darn That Dream Live in LA 2018
Acoustic, Jazz, and Classical/Opera
Recorded live on tour At Ava's Showroom, San Pedro CA. as part of the "100 Years of Spring" tour celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's classic work The Rite Of Spring.
 Soft Invaders 2015
Electronic, Instrumental, and New Age
Neil's 1st CD of Ambient Electronica. Recorded entirely "Live" in the Studio. Originally billed as "NAILgun", b4 changing the name to Nail Jung.
 Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1 2013
Acoustic, Jazz, and Contemporary
Neil Alexander's 1st Solo Piano CD. Featuring a mix of Jazz Standards, Original Compositions & Improvisations.

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