ED ALSTROM
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THINGS COMING UP/GOING ON/ONGOING:



Ed Alstrom is the Music Program Coordinator at
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Montclair, NJ, as of September 11, 2016.

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 fabulous 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
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GIGS:
Every Wednesday - Ed solo pno/vcl, 7p~10p
BOONTON STATION 1904
202 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ
973-917-4500
www.boontonstation.com - reservations not a bad idea
(note: Ed will not be there Sept. 6, 13, or 20 - Jon Amodeo will be standing in)

Ed will be at this fairly new and very lovely restaurant and bar every Wednesday solo. It has terrific food. It's a real historic train station, built in 1904, newly renovated. There are a couple of dining rooms, a cozy bar (where the music is), and an outdoor patio right next to the train tracks!
No cover, no minimum!

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Friday, August 25, 7~10pm
Ed solo pno/vcl at VINTAGE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
9 Westfield Ave W, Roselle Park, NJ 07204
(908) 445-4520

www.vintageitalianrestaurant.net
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED!

Singers, come on down and sit in with me, eat Italian food and drink, and keep me company!
No cover, great food and drink. Nice place.

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Ed at SHANGHAI JAZZ! TWICE in September!
Always a stellar evening of great music and Chinese food.


Saturday, September 9
Ed with the JERRY VIVINO QUARTET
SHANGHAI JAZZ

24 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
Seatings at 6:15 and 8:35 pm.
Reservations essential!!! - 973.822.2899
www.shanghaijazz.com

Ed is back here on piano with a dear old friend, saxophonist and vocalist Jerry Vivino. Jerry has been playing on the Conan O'Brien show for many years, and he and Ed have been playing with since college days.
Joining them in the rhythm section are John Arbo on bass and Karl Latham on drums.


... and Saturday, September 23
Ed with the ROB PAPAROZZI QUARTET
SHANGHAI JAZZ

24 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
Shows at 6:15 and 8:35 pm.
Reservations essential!!! - 973.822.2899
www.shanghaijazz.com

Ed is back here on piano with the wonderful ROB PAPAROZZI, who is simply one of the greatest harmonica players on the planet, and a fabulous entertainer as well.
Joining them in the rhythm section are Mark Berger on bass and Andrea Valentini on drums.


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YANKEE BASEBALL!!!

Ed is in his 14th season tickling the ivories of 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 "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" in the middle of the 7th (all 45,000 fans singing lustily along!!).


Info about the team, of course, is at
www.yankees.com


- And BOULDERS BASEBALL too!!!

Ed provides organ at Saturday home games for the 2014 CAN-AM CHAMPION ROCKLAND BOULDERS.
The Boulders play at the
beautiful new Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, NY.
They are members of the independent CAN-AM League (NJ Jackals are also in this league).
The park is gorgeous, the team is good, and the games are fun-fun-fun!

Stop by the Boulders site and check things out! Most games are broadcast live on the site.
www.rocklandboulders.com

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CDs:

THE HARMONIOUS FIVE CD:

Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!



AVAILABLE ON CDBABY, AMAZON, and iTUNES (click on the one you want, and it willll take you to the link)
you can also visit www.harmoniousfive.com for more info on the band

Ed Alstrom (guitar), Dave Keyes (piano), Mark Berger (bass), Frank Pagano (drums) -
all singing, all the time!

The Harmonious 5 are pleased to present their debut album. Their passion for "vintage R&B" is displayed in these grooves, and an irresistible energy and danceable beat is maintained throughout. These fellows from New Jersey sing and play their instruments (simultaneously) with a "joie de vivre" which we hope will bring you great joy in listening and partying.

Produced by The Harmonious Five
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Berger

1 The Real Thing (Lowman Pauling)
2 Down in the Alley (Jesse Stone)
3 Truck & Trailer (Aaron Collins, Jr.)
4 Go Ahead and Burn (Robert 'Bob' Moore)
5 Idol With The Golden Head (Leiber, Stoller)
6 Greasy Chicken (Andre Williams)
7 Miss Sticks (Raymond Lewis, Naomi Neville)
8 Move Mr. Man (Rebecca Nichols, Berry Gordy, Jr.)
9 Johnny Little (Chris Kenner)
10 Thing-A-Ma-Jig (Christopher Harris Jr.)
11 I Got To Learn To Mambo (Syd Wyche, Joyce Bennett)
12 Put A Chain On It (Andre Williams)
13 Miss Sticks Again (Raymond Lewis, Naomi Neville)
14 Don't Be Ashamed (Lowman Pauling)
15 Young Blood (J. Leiber, M. Stoller, J. Pomus)
16 Thirty Second Lover (Lowman Pauling)
17 Sent Up (Lance Finnie, Mack Rice)

LEAD VOCALS: FP (track 5), MB (track 10), DK (track 15), EA (all others)


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ED'S ORGAN CD IS AVAILABLE TOO!!!



This is Ed's first CD featuring him on Hammond Organ, and here he is joined by the prodigious talents of Charlie Jones on guitar and Don Guinta on drums. The material is mostly originals by Ed, with a couple by Charlie, and 3 cover songs.
Musically, it's all over the map (if you know Ed, you'd probably expect that it would be), and attempts to operate within the grand organ trio tradition while infusing it with a rawness and energy not always heard in that bag.

It is available for purchase at:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/EdAlstrom1 - packaged CD or download
http://www.digstation.com/EdAlstrom - download of individual tracks or the whole album


Tempted? Wanna hear some? Click below for a sample of the first cut:
"Smokers Hack"
(mp3)

revised 8/17/17