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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!!!
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2022 - 8 PM ~ 11 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!    

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 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!

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MONDAY, MARCH 28th, 2022 - 8:30pm
ED ALSTROM sings with THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND
THE MUSIC OF PROCOL HARUM
THE IRIDIUM
1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 - 212-582-2121
Doors at 6:30 pm, Show at 8:30 pm
Tickets at https://www.theiridium.com - $30
I am really excited about this one! My buddy Ed Palermo, who runs an amazing big band that plays mostly (but not solely) Frank Zappa material, decided that he would honor the late great Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, who passed away on February 19th.
He’ll do it at this event, and he asked me to sing the Procol Harum material! This ain’t gonna be easy, but I’m very up for the challenge and really looking forward to it. I’m not playing, just trying to sing these marvelous Gary Brooker-Keith Reid songs, and I’m sure the big band treatments of them will be stunning!




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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