Born: April 18, 1960
Keyboardist NEIL ALEXANDER has performed professionally 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...
Review by Brent Black, CriticalJazz.com
Much like some people met as you walk through life, some have to grow on you and music is no different. Neil Alexander's Darn That Dream Volume 1 with two versions of the classic Van Heusen/DeLange song gave me the impression that Alexander was attempting to play it safe with multiple reharms of the same tune and I was expecting the rest of the set list to consist of the typical cast of characters including Cole Porter, George Gershwin and perhaps a touch of Monk thrown in for flavor...
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundPrivate instruction in Jazz Piano, Synthesizer Programming, Music Software, Looping, etc. Late afternoons prefered; $70 per hour.
Clinic/Workshop InformationLec/Dems in Technology for Musical performance; Improvisation Clinics; Master Classes in group performance, music technology. Ableton LIVE a specialty.