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

   
   

 

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NEWS (see the EVENTS tab for more details)

Ed Alstrom has been appointed 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 PRESBYETRIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ 07042
www.centralpresbyterian.net

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Friday, September 23
Ed with the ROB PAPAROZZI QUARTET
SHANGHAI JAZZ

24 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
Shows at 6:30 and 8:35 pm.
Reservations essential!!! - 973.822.2899
www.shanghaijazz.com

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Thursday, December 1, 1:00 PM
Ed at the MIGHTY WURLITZER THEATER ORGAN
at RAHWAY SENIOR CENTER

1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, NJ - 732-827-2016
FREE!!!

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Ed hosts two radio programs on WFDU-FM 89.1 EVERY MONDAY from 1pm ~ 5pm
www.wfdu.fm on the internet (streaming or archived) -
89.1 on your FM dial in NY/NJ.


"RETRO RADIO's GOT SOUL" airs every Monday afternoon from 1:00 ~ 4:00pm
on the internet, 1:00~3:45pm on terrestrial radio.

AND immediately following that:

"THE MIGHTY ORGAN" from
4p~5p - online only at www.wfdu.fm

All show archived for two weeks after they air - listen at your leisure at www.wfdu.fm

More details on the EVENTS page
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THE HARMONIOUS FIVE DEBUT 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 the past few months, 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 recent 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 is currently serving as Organist/Music Director at CALDWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Caldwell, NJ. Visit at caldwellchurch.org/

- Ed spent 3-1/2 years as Organist/Music Director at THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD, Westfield, NJ. He was directing a large program including multiple vocal, children's, and handbell choirs. Hear their work at westfieldpc.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 sixth 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.

- Ed played organ on harmonica great Rob Paparozzi's GRAMMY-NOMINATED
new CD, "Etruscan Soul" (go to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robpaparozzi for more details).

- YANKEE BASEBALL!
Ed is in his 13th 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 now BOULDERS BASEBALL too!!!
Ed was asked to provide organ at many games for the 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! The games Ed can't do are ably covered by Maxine.

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 6/14/16