• dr. AAli



  • About: dr.AAli

    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


    Twilight Jazz every Tuesday evening at Pino's Lounge (Highland Park, NJ)


    Beat, Loops, & the Guitar every Sunday evening at Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe (New Brunswick, 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.

  • dr.AALi presents:

    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)

  • Booking/Inquiries


    dr. AAli

    (Ali R. Chaudhary, Ph.D)

    Guitarist - Sociologist - Teacher


    I specialize in providing live improvised guitar music to enhance the energy and atmosphere of restaurants/bistros, bars, street festivals, farmer's markets, wineries, breweries, and private events.


    For booking or to get in touch, email me (socmusic95@gmail.com) or use the message box below.


    Instagram: @socmusic95

    Link to my Youtube Channel


    26 Nichol Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901