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Edward Alstrom

Itinerant Musician and Musical Disaster Relief Specialist

Ed's YouTube channel has LOTS of music for you!
Click HERE to hear it.

Photo by Sonia Braga

Here's the piece CHANNEL2 NEWS NY
ran about Ed, April 12, 2024!

Meet the Yankee Stadium organ player who's fulfilling his childhood dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jltftu4mLMc
ED'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO: DON'T CRY AT MY FUNERAL On YouTube NOW!!  https://youtu.be/pYgTuHpLOw8?si=TXH1RjJ77Q-qMAdG

ED'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO:
'DON'T CRY AT MY FUNERAL'

On YouTube NOW!!

https://youtu.be/pYgTuHpLOw8?si=TXH1RjJ77Q-qMAdG




GIGS!!
ED ALSTROM - Solo piano & Vocals

Thursdays, April 25, May 30, June 27 ... 6p~8p
(in other words, the last Thursday of every month!)
SUSHI CAFE, 
555 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell, NJ 
(973) 403-7720 
www.sushicafewestcaldwell.com

Ed plays/sings all kinds of stuff solo at this lovely Sushi restaurant.
Great Japanese food of all types. BYOB. NO cover!

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WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 3, 2:00 p.m.

ED ALSTROM at the RAINBOW ROOM WURLITZER THEATER ORGAN
'IT WAS 60 YEARS AGO TODAY - THE HITS OF 1964'

RAHWAY SENIOR CENTER
1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, NJ - 732-827-2016
FREE!

YOU CAN HERE IT ALL HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fGQqvkV9rc&t=540s

I am so grateful to be back behind the cockpit of the amazing historic instrument! It is quite literally a "Mighty Wurlitzer", and has a sound that defies description, especially if you've never heard one in action. It is a fire-breathing, 3-manual, 10-rank monster of a pipe organ that was originally installed at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in NYC in 1934.
This model R16 is one of only two ever made by the Wurlitzer company (the other was installed at the Ambassador Theater in L.A. in 1929). This organ is in its 4th home at the Rahway Senior Center now, and it is all-original and has been lovingly restored piece by piece by the GARDEN STATE THEATER ORGAN SOCIETY (more info on them and the organ itself at www.gstos.org). I did the inaugural recital on this instrument in 2012.




1964 was an amazing and very diverse year in popular music. It is certainly mosty famous for The Beatles making their entrance onto the world stage, dominating the charts for months, only to be supplanted in the 
It is an aural experience you will not soon forget!

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 8p - 10:30p

TWO GUYS
Ed Alstrom (piano/vocals) and Dennis Diken (drums/vocals)      
THE SHILLELAGH CLUB/Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh
648 Prospect Ave West Orange, NJ 07052  http://www.shillelaghclub.com - (973) 325-9338

If you like 50s/60s/70s classics and rarities, this is for YOU! Ed and longtime pal/Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken blast through dozens of amazing 60s songs, in a show that is fun fun fun, at a great pub!    

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SUNDAY, APRIL 14 - Noon ~ 3pm

Ed on piano at the STONE AND RAIL GASTROPUB
with Don Guinta, drums, and Mike Richmond, bass
http://stoneandrail.com/

175 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ
Phone: (201) 345-0709

Join us for some jazz and Sunday Brunch at this fabulous Bergen County pub.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19, doors open at 8pm

The John McDermott Band - Sixties Rock & Roll Revue
Playing the best of the Beatles, Stones, Doors, Who, Allman Brothers and more!

TIERNEY'S TAVERN, 136-138 Valley Road., Montclair, New Jersey 
https://www.tierneystavern.com/
Ed plays keys and sings in the 60s R&R free-for-all, with a lot of talented people doing a lot of great songs, in a classic Irish pub with great Guiness!

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 8:00pm

MUSIC AGAINST HUNGER
CONCERT TO BENEFIT TONI'S KITCHEN w/ Doug Hall & Friends, Big Mamou, The Reticents, Meg Patrick & Co

TIERNEY'S TAVERN, 136-138 Valley Road., Montclair, New Jersey 
https://www.tierneystavern.com - $20 suggested donation

Two nights in a row at Tierney's! I'll be on with Meg Patrick for 3-4 songs early on, and maybe doing a song or two solo or with Maxine, all for a worthy cause.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26, two sets at 7p and 9p

Ed with THE ROB PAPAROZZI QUARTET
SHANGHAI JAZZ

24 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940Phone(973) 882-2899
www.shanghaijazz.com - RESERVATIONS A MUST!!
Food and drink minimum.

Rob Paparozzi is one of the greatest harmonica players on the planet, and does a diverse and wildly entertaining show. I will be on piano, Mark Berger on bass and Frank Pagano on drums, all of us singing!

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PRESENTATIONS!

YANKEE BASEBALL: FROM THE (ORGAN) BENCH
with Ed Alstrom

Ed Alstrom is in his 21st season as the Organist at Yankee Stadium. In this breezy and fun hour-long presentation, he will talk about that job, demonstrate how it gets done, and tell stories about his fabulous experiences at the Stadium!
Please check these libraries' websites for full details.

Tuesday, March 26, 6p - Piermont, NY (Zoom ONLY)
Monday, April 8, 6:30p - Rutherford, NJ
Thursday, April 11, 7p - Ossining, NY
Monday, April 15, Mt. Kisco, NY (Zoom ONLY)

Monday, April 29, 7p - Mahwah, NJ

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30p - Vauxhall, NJ
Friday, June 7, 3:00p - Scarsdale, NJ
Monday, June 22, 3p - Bronxville, NY
Wednesday, July 31, 6:40p - Bernardsville, NJ

Like to have this at your library or other venue?
Drop me an email and we'll talk! ed@edalstrom.com




ONGOING/GOINGS-ON

What's Alstrom up to?

Ed is Director of Music at CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Montclair, NJ,

At this beautiful and historic church in the heart of Montclair, Ed is playing their magnificent E.M. Skinner/Austin pipe organ, his Hammond X-66, and their Steinway piano, directing their choirs, and facilitating greater congregational and community involvement in the music program. Come and check out a Sunday service at 10am!

Hear the music by clicking HERE

CENTRAL PRESBYETRIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont),
Montclair, NJ 07042
www.centralpresbyterian.net

Ed is Accompanist and Choir Director at TEMPLE NER TAMID in Bloomfield, NJ

At this fabulous and highly spiritual schul, Ed plays guitar and piano accompanying the brilliant Cantor Meredith Greenberg, and directs the choirs for holidays and special occasions. Services are Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, in season.

Temple Ner Tamid
936 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
www.nertamid.org

Ed is in his 21st season as Weekend Organist at YANKEE STADIUM!

Ed continues his run at the MIghty HAMMOND E:LEGANTE at YANKEE STADIUM, on Saturdays, Sundays, and some weekdays here and there. A 15-minute spot about an hour before game time, and of course, rousing renditions of "Happy Birthday" in the middle of the 6th, and "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" in the middle of the 7th (all 45,000 fans singing along!).

Info about the team, of course, is at www.yankees.com

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