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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 in January, with a spring concert targeted in May. Stay tuned here for details, and visit their site at woodbridgechoir.org.
GIGS!!!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022 - 7:30 PM 
JTA - JERSEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY                                                      TIERNEY'S TAVERN                                       
138 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042 - (201) 463-3052 
http://www.tierneystavern.com
Jersey Transit Authority "JTA" plays the very best of Chicago including material from the epic early albums Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago II... and more. A tribute to one of the most successful and popular bands in history! Ed is doing his first gig with this terrific band, handling the Lamm vocal material.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022 - 4 PM ~ 10 PM
THE BENNETT/DANIELS PROJECT - EDISON ELKS LODGE
375 Old Post Rd, Edison, NJ 08817 - Phone(732) 985-2487

Lots of Allmans, Cream, Skynyrd, Mountain, and other classic rock. $20 cash at the door. Featuring Jimmy Bennett on guitar (Ghost Riders Band, Levon Helm Band, The Bennett Brothers),  Ed Alstrom (organ/vcls), Spider Daniels (gtr/ vcls), Matt D’Esposito (bass), and the mastermind of this project, Scott Twomey, on drums


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022 - sets at 7:00 and 9:00 PM
THE ROB PAPAROZZI QUARTET  SHANGHAI JAZZ24 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 Mark Berger on bass, and Dave Longworth on drums. Great Chinese food, of course, and drink. 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022 - 7 PM ~
ACID CABARET is back!!!
Ed Alstrom (piano/vocals), Sue Williams (bass) and Don Guinta (drums/vocals)      
COVE CASTLE
13 Castle Court, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925 - (845) 477-5599
https://covecastleny.com/

This band has been around for about 20 years now. We don’t get to play all that often, but we’re as fierce as ever!  ACID CABARET won a bunch of awards on the NY Cabaret circuit for its bewilderingly eclectic assortment of tunes in their unique style, drawing on Broadway, blues, R&B, cabaret, standards, Classic rock, New Orleans second line music, novelty items, jazz, opera, quirky originals, and whatever else they can pillage and manipulate to their own ends. Everything from Gilbert and Sullivan to Mountain! Harnessing the diversity and energy of a bar band, the proficiency and complexity of a jazz band, with the elegance and intimacy of a cabaret act? Hell yeah!
This is our first time at the Cove Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY, which boasts great food, lakefront views, lively conversation and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere.
 
WEDENSDAY, MARCH 2, 2022 - 2:00 PM  
ED ALSTROM at the RAINBOW ROOM WURLITZER THEATER ORGAN!!
RAHWAY SENIOR CENTER1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, NJ - (732) 827-2016
I am so grateful to be back behind the cockpit of this 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).
It will be an aural experience you will not soon forget!



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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