ED ALSTROM , Itinerant Musician
edalstrom.com and acidcabaret.com

   
   

 

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NEWS (see the EVENTS tab for more details)

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 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 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ 07042
www.centralpresbyterian.net

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Ed is (naturally!) a HAMMOND ORGAN Endorsing Artist!
Check out his profile at http://hammondorganco.com/artists/organ-and-leslie-artists/ed-alstrom/

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GIGS:

Every Wednesday - Ed solo, 7p~10p
BOONTON STATION 1904
202 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ
973-917-4500
www.boontonstation.com - reservations not a bad idea

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

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

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RECENT HAPPENINGS:

Ed played with 'CARPENTER & KING' Sunday, August 6
A tribute to the music of Karen Carpenter & Carole King
featuring Annie Masciandaro with Deb De Lucca
THE TURNING POINT, Piermont, NY

This is a loving and really well-thought out and performed tribute to the music of two of the greatest female pop singers of all time. Annie sings the Karen Carpenter stuff (and plays drums too!), and Deb does the Carole King stuff (and plays piano!). I will be there with a synthesizer filling in the rest of the parts as best I can and singing Richard's parts - it's just the 3 of us. More gigs with them to come. You will love hearing all of these monster hits sung by these two lovely ladies!

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Saturday, March 25
'Ed played the WONDER MORTON Theater Organ at LOEW'S JERSEY CITY!
Music before screenings of Seven Days in May' and 'Dr. Strangelove'

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Monday, April 3
Ed played Hammond Organ on MLB CENTRAL!



For more info, click here

For the third straight year, Ed played organ in and out of commercial breaks (and more) on MLB's opening day morning show, "MLB CENTRAL". He will probably be back for the start of the playoffs in October!

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THE HARMONIOUS FIVE CD:
"Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!"



"VINTAGE R&B" - see the EVENTS TAB for more details.
AVAILABLE at CDBABY.COM, AMAZON.COM, or iTUNES - NOW!!!

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

www.harmoniousfive.com for more info on the band!

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ED'S ORGAN CD IS AVAILABLE TOO!!!


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


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- Ed did some gigs with BUSTER POINDEXTER over the past year, including the CAFE CARLYLE in NYC.

- Ed provided incidental music for the off-Broadway production of 'Too Much Sun', featuring Linda Lavin.

- Ed provides organ music for the hit movie "42" (the Jackie Robinson story). He was called on to replicate the organ sounds of Gladys Gooding, who played organ at Ebbets Field in the 1940s. Listen for Ed during the scenes when Jackie first joins the Dodgers, and look for his name in the end music credits!

- Ed served for a brief time as Organist/Music Director at CALDWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Caldwell, NJ. Visit them at caldwellchurch.org/


- Ed's work with his fine choir at his former church, CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER in Morristown, NJ, can still be viewed at www.youtube.com/redeemermorristown

- Ed is in his seventh year as Accompanist (pno/org/gtr) and Choir Director at TEMPLE NER TAMID in Bloomfield, NJ. He will accompany services on most Friday nights and Saturday mornings. See http://www.nertamid.org for more details.

- YANKEE BASEBALL!
Ed is in his 14th season as Weekend Organist at Yankee Stadium
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Click here to hear the legendary Bob Sheppard introduce Ed's traditional
7th inning rendition.
This version is on the old Hammond at Yankee Stadium from 2004

- And BOULDERS BASEBALL too!!!


Ed has been playing Saturday home games for the Rockland Boulders, whoplay at the beautiful new Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, NY. They are members of the independent CAN-AM League
Stop by the Boulders site and check things out! Most games are broadcast live on the site.
www.rocklandboulders.com


There are many clips of Ed playing live in various contexts on YOUTUBE!
Go to www.youtube.com, and search "ed alstrom", and you'll find 'em!

revised 8/17/17