OK, this is a little bit of inside baseball, but it’s the best way I have to disseminate the information. Alice and Dave Anderson celebrated their 50th anniversary yesterday at Gathered Oaks before a cast of thousands. The entertainment was a 4-piece jazz combo of obviously high school age kids, who were very good. The guitar player attracted our attention because he looked familiar – the Super and I agreed he looked like Adam Astrup. He was. Adam was an original Alex wunderkind whose family moved to Cold Spring . . . well, we’d forgotten how many years ago. So, I looked it up – and now we know the rest of the story.
[Adam with other wunderkinds – we always said Sami Steidl was our original. This January 15, 2012.]
[Adam standing with Spencer Christensen, another wunderkind, July 5, 2012.]
[With Paul Meland on sax, Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale, October 17, 2012.]
[With Paul and Kirby Karpan at SAWA, October 25, 2013.]
[With Paul, Kirby, and others with the Alexandria Jazz Combo ]
Which leads us to . . . yesterday, July 23, 2017
[Mr. Astrup, four years later . . . ]
[Deb Trumm photos . . . she and Paul have a niece and nephew, who in some order are one year younger and one year older than Adam, who go to Rocori High School and are Facebook friends with him.]
[Wish he could have stayed in Alex longer . . . ]
Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny. ~ Frank Zappa
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