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alva nelson

alva nelson

Jazz / R&B / Film Music Cortlandt Manor, NY  US
eilaina
eilaina
cha cha, my jewel
cha cha, my jewel
synonymous dichotomy
synonymous dichotomy
gemini baby
gemini baby
sanctified blues
sanctified blues

Shows

  • Thu

    Feb 19

    Beacon, NY, US | 8:00pm
  • Fri

    Jan 9

    Peekskill, NY, US | 10:00pm

    Alva Nelson with his R&B band; Ty Stephens, Deborah Davis, Doug Harris, Dominic James, and Joeham

  • 2014

    May 16

    Morristown, NJ, US | 6:30pm

    Alva Nelson presents new original jazz works at CSL Morristown On Friday, May 16, 2014 Pianist/Composer, Alva Nelson will present a concert of new original jazz compositions written for his jazz ensemble. Alva Nelson is a multi-faceted musician who performs and creates music that is diverse, sophisticated and exhilarating. As a pianist, Nelson has performed with Lightnin’ Hopkins, Kirk Whalum, David “Fathead” Newman, Arnett Cobb, Tramaine Hawkins, Phyllis Hyman, Regina Belle, Martha Wash, Odetta, The Chantells, and Chuck Jackson. The son of a Texas Pentecostal minister, Nelson was an integral part of the now legendary 1970’s Kashmere Stage Band of Houston. This high school band, led by Conrad O. Johnson was crowned “Best High School Jazz Band” in the nation in 1972. The Band made many stellar recordings in the 1970’s, that many industry pundits thought were professional efforts. (See the Showtime documentary, “THUNDERSOUL”). Alva has been musical director for regional theatre productions including “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Sam Cooke, Forever Mr. Soul,” “Violet”, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”, and “…Love, Langston”. Mr. Nelson’s latest CD offering is entitled “Soul Eyes”, a collection of jazz standards and original compositions presented in a virtuosic display of melodic & harmonic creativity with dazzling improvisation, in solo, duo, trio & quartet forms. Visit Alva at www.alvanelson.com

  • 2014

    Apr 27

    Garrison, NY, US | 1:30pm

    Alva Nelson presents new original jazz works at Desmond Fish Library On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Pianist/Composer will present a concert of new original jazz compositions written for his large jazz ensemble. Alva Nelson is a multi-faceted musician who performs and creates music that is diverse, sophisticated and exhilarating. As a pianist, Nelson has performed with Lightnin’ Hopkins, Kirk Whalum, David “Fathead” Newman, Arnett Cobb, Tramaine Hawkins, Phyllis Hyman, Regina Belle, Martha Wash, Odetta, The Chantells, and Chuck Jackson. The son of a Texas Pentecostal minister, Nelson was an integral part of the now legendary 1970’s Kashmere Stage Band of Houston. This high school band, led by Conrad O. Johnson was crowned “Best High School Jazz Band” in the nation in 1972. The Band made many stellar recordings in the 1970’s, that many industry pundits thought were professional efforts. (See the Showtime documentary, “THUNDERSOUL”). Alva has been musical director for regional theatre productions including “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Sam Cooke, Forever Mr. Soul,” “Violet”, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”, and “…Love, Langston”. Mr. Nelson’s latest CD offering is entitled “Soul Eyes”, a collection of jazz standards and original compositions presented in a virtuosic display of melodic & harmonic creativity with dazzling improvisation, in solo, duo, trio & quartet forms. Visit Alva at www.alvanelson.com

  • 2014

    Apr 5

    Peekskill, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Alva Nelson & his band will be playing all original compositions

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  • Serge Grimalsky (Artist)
    Serge Grimalsky
    It's a pleasure to get acquainted with your music. I wish you continuous inspiration and success! Serge Grimalsky.
  • FAUST (Artist)
    FAUST
    Thanks for the support! Aleister / FAUST www.deathmetal.it
  • YorMajesty (Artist)
    YorMajesty
    Really Nice Arrangements, Awesome Piano Playing, Nice Mix, Really Nice Work
  • C.K.M. (Artist)
    C.K.M.
    Glad to connect with a great artist as yourself. Be great.
  • Vonne (Artist)
    Vonne
    Alva I really like "gemni baby". Great music. Peace n luv to you, Vonne'
  • evening breeze (Artist)
    evening breeze
    great vibe & chops, my friend. thx for sharing your talent with the world!

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Bio: Alva Nelson is a multi-faceted musician who performs and creates music that is diverse, sophisticated and exhilarating. As a pianist, Nelson has performed with Lightnin’ Hopkins, Kirk Whalum, David “Fathead” Newman, Arnett Cobb, Tramaine Hawkins, Phyllis Hyman, Regina Belle, Eddie Harris, Martha ...See Full Bio

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