just a few shows this Spring!

(and then, come the summer, I’ll be taking a little performance break … exciting stuff in the works, I promise!)

Saturday, April 13 – 2pm – Quartet with Luke Bergman (pedal steel), Adam Dotson (euphonium) & Dave Flaherty (drums) – @ Coffee Mob, 1602 Newkirk Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, May 1 – wi the David Wax Museum @ Mercury Lounge, NYC

Saturday, May 25 – 8pm – wi Chris Parker’s Guru Complex @ Coffee Mob, 1602 Newkirk Ave., Brooklyn NY

Sunday, May 26 – 4pm – Trio with Koof Ibi (trumpet & flugelhorn) & Jason Burger (drums), Operation Gig somewhere in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, May 29 – 8pm – Songs! I’ll be sharing the night with Zoe Guigueno @ Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St., Brooklyn NY

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Jazz Brunch – Saturday, Mar 9

in Bed Stuy, this coming Saturday with Jacob Jolliff and Jason Burger !!

We’ll play songs from our recent album Standards on Snare, Mandolin, and Bass Clarinet.

Bagels at noon, music at 1pm.

write me (alecspiegelman at gmail) for the address, and to rsvp

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music this January & beyond

Two shows coming up very soon with Koof Ibi

brass / woodwinds / electronics / solos & duos between the two of us

Thursday, Jan 11, 8pm – Upstairs at Abyssinia – 229 s. 45th St, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, Jan 13, 8pm – Coffee Mob Bar – 1602 Newkirk Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Then, on Sunday, Jan 21, I’ll sing a set of my songs (from Airplane Mode, etc.), and then jamming with Chris Parker’s inspiring Guru Complex ensemble. at Tradesman – 222 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn NY

in February, I’ll be all over the Western US with the David Wax Museum

and landing, after that run, in LA, where Cuddle Magic, plays a (rare, these days) show at Altamira Sound (Feb 22)

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New Music & Shows

Standards on Snare, Mandolin, and Bass Clarinet is available (in hard copy, streaming, or downloadable) by following the preceding link, or by searching any of the usual music-rental platforms, as of today, Oct 6 2023

We’ll play the music from this album live, in the very neighborhood where it was recorded & mixed, at 7pm on Wednesday Oct 18 at the Coffee Mob Bar & Roastery (1602 Newkirk Ave, Brooklyn, NY)

I’ve got some other fun shows on the horizon: 

a solo set at The Owl this coming Thursday, Oct 12, sharing the night with Chelsea Crabtree and Izzy Oram-Brown. (songs new & old)

details to come …. but I’ll be joining a show in Charlottesville with the David Wax Museum on Saturday,  Nov 4!

a new (!) band, with a new album, “Obscure Eddie” (me and Jason Burger and Zoe Guigueno) plays the Owl on Friday, Nov 10, with Joseph Keckler and Mehran Khaghani

and, very exciting …. Cuddle Magic (!!) plays the Sultan Room on Monday, Nov 20, with BBWisely … get tickets!

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An Album Release Announcement! (and shows)

Jacob Jolliff, Jason Burger, and I have recorded an album of standards. It’ll be available, via all of the big digital services from whom one rents music these days, on Oct 6. And we’ll be printing cds. And we’re gonna have a party, fittingly in the same neighborhood where we made the album, at the Coffee Mob Bar & Roastery, at 7pm, on Wednesday, Oct 18. 

The first track, Ornithology, comes out even earlier, on Sep 11, via those same services. You can put a bookmark on it right now (search for our names in your service of choice, or click through the links on my profile); you’ll, at once remind your future self, and also communicate to the central servers, in advance, your enthusiasm for jazz mandolin, bass clarinet, and snare drum trio recordings. 

(The same trio will play a couple of songs at the Adyhâropa Records label showcase, at The Owl in Brooklyn, on Saturday, Oct 28!)

And, btw … I’ve got other shows coming up soon if you’d like to hear me living & in-person:

Sep 2 – with The David Wax Museum at Nowhere Else Festival in Martinsville, OH

Sep 9 – with The David Wax Museum at the Steam Kettle Music Festival in Westwood, MA

Sep 10 – singing songs, and playing with Andrew Dimola’s Amanti Ensemble at the Middle East Corner, Central Square, Cambridge, MA, 8pm

Sep 16 – playing the saxophone with Charlie Kaplan at Rubulad, in Brooklyn, NY

Sep 21-22 – with The David Wax Museum at Americana Fest in Nashville, TN

Oct 5 – playing the flute with Adeline Hotel for the Hot Fruit Album Release at The Owl

Oct 12 – on a bill with Chelsea Crabtree and Izzy Oram Brown at The Owl Music Parlor, in Brooklyn

Oct 18 – the above-mentioned album release party for Standards on Snare, Mandolin, and Bass Clarinet, 7pm at Coffee Mob Bar & Roastery, in Brooklyn, NY

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shows and a memory

I’m really excited I’ll get to play a set of my songs, many from Airplane Mode, and some newer songs, for all the people who make it out to the Sultan Room on the evening of Thursday, Aug 3rd.

It’s a great bill they’ll be catching: Upstate, Nico Osborne, and me! (really nice place, you can get tickets.)

Also coming up soon – some Red Hook imbibers will get to hear me and the Mike Robinson sing and play jazz & country classics, fondly remembered pop tunes, and the like, in the front room of Sunny’s Bar on Tuesday, July 18th.

I have so many complicated anxieties concerning the extensive documentation, these days, of everything, everywhere, all the time. And yet … I am really happy to have this document of a very focused musical moment with a cast of the empathetic listeners, of which I feel blessed to have been a part. I will be able to watch this so many times, for so many years, and continue to refresh that wonderful memory. It’s amazing the times we live in.

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shows this weekend in MA! (June 23, 24)

that’s right. Friday June 23rd I join Jeffrey Foucault for his residency at Floodwater Brewing in Shelburne Falls, jammin sax on classics known & unknown, with, both stars, Jeremy Moses Curtis on bass and Don MacAulay on drums

Saturday, June 24th, at 8pm. I’ll play songs from Airplane Mode (and newer songs) at Tasty Burger in Harvard Square. Andrew Dimola will lead a set from his deep catalog of instrumentals, assisted by me on sax and multi-instrumentalist sound wizard Mike Greensteen on whatever he brings. (Doors are 7:30 for downstairs, but upstairs is open all day for tasty burgers, of course!)

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Saturday 6/17 at the Owl Music Parlor

I’m putting on a show at the Owl, at 497 Rogers Ave in Brooklyn, not far from the East side of Prospect Park, on Saturday, June 17.

I, Koof Ibi, and Talia Hannah have a tight night’s worth of vocal and instrumental material, including a few new collaborations among us. Nicole Patrick will play drums. David Cieri will play piano.

I think you’ll like it. Please do come by.

Doors open at 7:30pm, music commences at 8.

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Music, in person

with Kaia Kater and Andrew Ryan, playing Kaia’s great songs – Wednesday April 26, at the legendary Cafe Wha?

with the David Wax Museum in celebration of their new album, You Must Change Your Life, a Dan Molad-produced gem on which I’m proud to have contributed sounds along with an excellent crew! (May 3-7 in the Northeast, May 17-20 in the Midwest)

then, performing Brittain Ashford‘s Trotter, her excellent new album on which I’m proud to have made some sounds, at Union Pool on Saturday, May 13. I’ll play in Brittain’s fabulous large band that night, and open the night with a set of my songs.

and on May 16, a set with the amazing & inspiring songwriter Zoe Guigueno, at P.I.T. in Brooklyn! (Zoe’s songs, four piece band with masters Isa Burke and Jason Burger.)

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April 1 at the Owl, etc.

I’ve got a show at the Owl Music Parlor, April 1:

Short Set, Short Songs … along with Joseph Keckler and Bim Tyler!

FYI, I’m updating the website from down in Austin where I’m playing sets with the wonderful Kaia Kater, David Wax Museum, and Raina Rose. (also joining David & co for a forthcoming Mountain Stage performance & taping, as well as many shows all around the US this coming Spring!!)

And, recently saw the release of this glorious video & track with Taylor Ashton & Rachael Price!

Spending next week up in NH tracking stage 2 of an incredible album coming soon from Session Americana!!

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