Edward Alstrom

Itinerant Musician and Musical Disaster Relief Specialist

Photo by Sonia Braga
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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 - 7:30 PM ~ 10 PM
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 (keys/vcls), Spider Daniels (gtr/ vcls), Matt D’Esposito (bass), and the mastermind of this project, Scott Twomey, on drums
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 - 8 PM ~ 11 PM
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!                             
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022 - 7:30 PM 
JTA - JERSEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY                                                      TIERNEY'S TAVERN                                       
138 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042 - (201) 463-3052 
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 and Champlin vocal material.


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

46 Park St. (corner of Claremont),
Montclair, NJ 07042

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

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