Alec Spiegelman is a Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwinds.
He is a member of the band Cuddle Magic. As a sideman, on stage and in studio, he’s worked numerous creative songwriters such as Amanda Palmer and Anais Mitchell. He’s arranged and orchestrated horns and other winds on countless recordings, among them three albums by The David Wax Museum and Kristin Andreassen’s Gondolier. Currently he’s producing a record for Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story). His musical-comedy duo (with Kelly Roberge), Ronald Reagan – Boston’s Premier 80s Pop Saxophone Duo, has shared comedy stages with Eugene Mirman, Kristin Schaal, and Reggie Watts. His early musical education included lots of improvising in the jazz tradition (broadly defined), formal studies with Steve Lacy and Ran Blake, and a thorough (informal) grounding in r&b saxophone best-practices (a la Junior Walker) directed by Doo Wop survivor Little Joe Cook.
“[Alec Spiegelman is] a very gifted clarinet, flute and bass clarinet player … He’s quite a guy” – Bob Brookmeyer
“Musicians and night-club proprietors lead complicated lives …” – The New Yorker