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“All music is crossover”, says Neil Alexander, a Jazz Synthesist and composer from Newburgh, NY. He knows what he’s talking about, having played thousands of gigs in about every style in 30+ years of making music. He’s had ample opportunity to see where different styles intersect and how music crosses over. Neil was performing, composing and arranging by age 14. He has just completed his first solo piano CD titled "Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1". His prior release was “Tugging At The Infinite” (2007), his 4th CD as bandleader with his contemporary electric/acoustic jazz ensemble “NAIL”. Both a performer and a producer, he has composed more than 200 works for small ensembles. In addition to performing & composing, Neil teaches Master Classes at high school and college level in modern music technologies; produces concerts in both small venues and large outdoor settings; and does sound design and music concrete. He has composed for independent films and is musical director for Modern Dance and Alternative Theater companies, plays with a variety of other ensembles such as the "Mahavishnu Project" and spent ten years touring with the successful Pink Floyd Tribute "The Machine". Neil also performs solo acoustically and/or electronically. Currently Neil is booking and performing a solo piano concert series titled "100 Years Of Spring", celebrating the centennial of Stravinsky's "Rite Of Spring" with a stunning solo piano arrangement.
(In case you haven't figured it out yet, he likes music.)