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Edward Alstrom

Itinerant Musician and Musical Disaster Relief Specialist

Photo by Sonia Braga
NEWS!
Ed Alstrom is very happy to have been appointed the new Music Director of the WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHOIR, an inclusive non-audition choir based in Woodbridge, NJ. The group starts rehearsals up again in September, with a winter concert targeted in December. Stay tuned here for details, and visit their site at woodbridgechoir.org.
GIGS!!!

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 - two sets starting at 9pm
JTA (JERSEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY)
CROSSROADS - 78 North Ave, Garwood, NJ   
(908) 232-5666  www.xxroads.com
As you might guess, a CHICAGO tribute band, specializing in the early rockin' stuff, and very few of the sappy ballads. Horn parts will all be there, courtesy of bandleader/trumpeter Dave Arndt and a great section.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022 - starting at 7:00
Ed with THE CHRIS  BOLGER BAND
CYPRESS TAVERN - 
174 Kinnelon Rd, Kinnelon, NJ
973-492-2700  - https://cypresstavernnj.com/
Chris Bolger rocks! He is a bundle of energy and a fount of wonderful 60s and 70s music. Weather permitting, the Cypress is a lovely outdoor setting. No cover, no minimum.

FRIDAY,
JULY 15, 2022 - sets at 7:00 and 9:00 PM
THE ROB PAPAROZZI QUARTET - SHANGHAI JAZZ
24 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940 - Phone(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 and vocals, along with long-time associates Mark Berger on bass, and Frank Pagano on drums. Great Chinese food, of course, and drink. 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 8 PM ~ 10:30 PM
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!


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 will be playing their magnificent E.M. Skinner/Austin pipe organ and Steinway piano, directing their choirs, and facilitating greater congregational 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 will (hopefully) be starting his 19th season as Weekend Organist at YANKEE STADIUM.

Ed mans the mighty HAMMOND ELEGANTE 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  "God Bless America" 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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