I am a musician living in Brooklyn, NY.
I’m a founding member of the band Cuddle Magic. My most recent full-length album, Airplane Mode, is set of 14 songs, and is available on all the usual digital platforms. I’ve produced recordings for Ana Egge, Taylor Ashton, The David Wax Museum, Jennifer Kimball, Anna & Elizabeth, and the conceptual multi-media artist Jack Early, among others. As a sideman, on stage or in studio, I’ve worked with Amanda Palmer, Anais Mitchell, Darlingside, Kevin Morby, Okkervil River, Pokey LaFarge, among others. My musical-comedy project (with Kelly Roberge), Ronald Reagan – Boston’s Premier 80s Pop Saxophone Duo, shared comedy stages with Eugene Mirman, Kristin Schaal, and Reggie Watts. My musical education began with two inspiring Central PA band director/trumpeters (Bill Perbetsky and Ronnie Waters), and careful woodwind instruction by Dave Godshall and Tom Strohman. That was followed by lots more improvising in the jazz tradition (broadly defined), formal studies with Steve Lacy, Bob Moses, Bob Brookmeyer and Ran Blake, and a thorough (informal) grounding in r&b saxophone best-practices (a la Junior Walker) directed by Doo Wop legend 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