dr. AAli (Ali R. Chaudhary, Ph.D.) is a guitarist and social scientist based in the New York City/NJ metropolitan area. Originally from Los Angeles, he studied jazz (on the job) while earning his doctorate in sociology. Before relocating to the East Coast, dr.AAli performed throughout Northern California with a number of brilliant Nor-Cal jazz musicians.
He relocated to NJ in 2017 in conjunction with his post as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick-New Jersey.
dr. AAli performs regularly at neighborhood pubs, wine bars, micro-breweries, farmer's markets, and jazz jams. In addition, he performs weekly in North-Central NJ
dr. AAli is also currently conducting a new social scientific study on the short-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on working musicians residing in Greater New York City. To learn more about this study and dr.AAli's other academic research, please visit his Rutgers University page: click here
Twilight Jazz Tuesdays
Every Tuesday dr.AALi assembles a cast of local jazz musicians for an improvised music-making session from 6 pm to 8 pm at Pino's Lounge in Highland Park, NJ.
Beats, Loops & the Guitar
Sundays (4pm to 7pm) @ Harvest Moon
dr.AALi performs every Sunday at Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick.
Beats, Loops & the Guitar is an eclectic sonic showcase of live improvised guitar performed over a selection of electronic beats and loops spanning multiple genres including roots reggae, neosoul/R&B, Bossanova, and 90s hip-hop. (see sample clip below)