Welcome to the website for composer/pianist Neal Kirkwood.

Website for composer/pianist Neal Kirkwood

Neal Kirkwood is a composer, pianist, arranger and bandleader living in New York City. Since moving to New York in 1981 he has been active as a performer and composer in the worlds of jazz, classical, and theater. He is currently composing for the Neal Kirkwood Big Band and Blue Inventions Trio. This Friday, November 4th at 7 pm, a concert of my compositions for voice. We will perform “Beat Suite,” a setting of five poems by San Francisco beat poets, songs from the show “Communications from a Cockroach,” featuring puppets by Ralph Lee, and more! It will be a fun evening of song, with a great group of performers. Third Street Music School, 235 East 11th St. New York NY. Friday, November 4th, 2022, 7 PM. Admission is free, RSVP suggested. https://www.thirdstreet.nyc/activities/live-sounds-neal-kirkwood I hope you can make it in person. It will also be streaming live on the Third Street website homepage: www.thirdstreet.nyc

Piano Stories as told by Neal Kirkwood



Piano Stories is the latest release by jazz pianist and composer Neal Kirkwood.

Order "Piano Stories" at Bandcamp or visit the album page


Neal Kirkwood at Soundcloud

First of Three Dances for Four Hands, composed by Neal Kirkwood.
Performed by Neal Kirkwood and Tim Harrison

Second of Three Dances for Four Hands, composed by Neal Kirkwood.
Performed by Neal Kirkwood and Tim Harrison

Third of Three Dances for Four Hands, composed by Neal Kirkwood.
Performed by Neal Kirkwood and Tim Harrison