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The Band

Alpensterne is one of the most unique and musically diversified groups performing today. The group performs some of Germany’s most loved folk songs with Jim Strehlke’s incredible jodeling. Jim mastered the art of European jodeling from one of Germany’s greatest, Sepp Diepolder. Jim has a wonderful singing voice, and plays trumpet, baritone and bass guitar. One of the crowd favorite participation numbers is “name that tune” performed on the 15 foot Swiss Alphorn. Jim’s humor and banter with the audience is a real crowd pleaser.

2013 celebrates accordionist Bruce Bradley’s 56th year in the music business. Bruce is a 13 year veteran performing on the Las Vegas Strip. Bruce has traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe delighting audiences with his music. Bruce also played for Minnesota Twins games and has thrilled crowds throughout the U.S.

San Francisco native Kevin Johnson brings has musical expertise to you on drums and percussion. Kevin has been playing since he was a teenager, and has worked with such greats as Sherwin Linton. Kevin’s magnetic personality and exceptional percussive talents are quite evident as he performs for you.

Combined Alpensterne musical talents number well over 100 years. Their authentic German singing and jodeling are true crowd pleasers They are equally at home doing the standards, Latin, and all of your favorite musical genres. The group performs at many Upper Midwest largest German and Oktoberfests as well as many national conventions. The group performs in authentic German attire and has a true professional appearance.

Whatever your entertainment needs may be, Alpensterne is sure to make your event a success.

Jim Strehlke
Bruce Bradley
Kevin Johnson

 


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