• dr. AAli



  • About: dr.AAli (instgrm: @socmusic95)

    dr. AAli (Ali R. Chaudhary, Ph.D.) is a guitarist based in the NJ/NYC-Tri-state 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 musician.

    He relocated to NJ in 2017 in conjunction with his research and scholarship as a sociologist/professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick-New Jersey.

    dr. AAli performs at neighborhood pubs, wine bars, micro-breweries, farmer's markets, and jazz jams across the NYC metropolitan region.

    (Link to videos on my Youtube Channel)


    In addition to weekly live jazz performances, dr. AAli is currently expanding music-making by experimenting with improvisation within electronic sample-based musical contexts. He is currently performing this hybrid improvised music every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe in downtown New Brunswick, NJ. He also performs every Tuesday from 6 to 8pm at Pino's Lounge in Highland Park, NJ.


    dr. AAli is also currently conducting a new 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 academic work, please visit:site:

    The Sociologist-Musician


  • Upcoming Gigs/Jams

    I'm performing live improvised guitar over sampled beats and loops from 4pm to 7pm every Sunday at Harvest Moon Brewery and Cafe (located on George St. in the heart of Rutgers University and Downtown New Brunswick. 
    Join dr.AAli every Tuesday this summer at Pino's Lounge for Twlight Jazz. The Line up for August includes Gavin Davies (drums), Bob Ramos (percussion), Mike Noordzy (bass) and myself on Guitar. We play from 6pm to 8pm. Pino's is located on Raritan (Route 27) and 4th Avenue in Highland Park ...
    I'll be performing live imporivsed gutiar over sampled breakbeats and loops featuring a wide range of muical styles including neo-soul, hip-hop, reggae, funk, among others. Perofmring every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm Outdoors @ Harvest Moon Brewery on George Street in downtown New Brunswick, NJ.
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  • 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.


    26 Nichol Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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