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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Ed is now serving as an Assistant Conductor and Accompanist with
CONTINUO ARTS FOUNDATION

Ed is now working with Dr. Candace Wicke at her fabulous foundation!
www.continuoarts.com.


The Annual "Christmas Time in the City"
Holiday Concert Extravaganza!

Date: December 17th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Presbyterian Church of Westfield, 140 Mountain Ave.

Usher in the season! Join the hundreds of Continuo Arts Choir members, chamber orchestra, Santa, soloists, surprises & more!

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Friday, November 25
Ed with the original ACID CABARET
TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB
, Montclair, NJ
Shows at 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
www.trumpetsjazz.com

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

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

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Friday, December 30
Ed with the ROB PAPAROZZI QUARTET
SHANGHAI JAZZ
, Madison, NJ 07940
Shows at 6:30 and 8:35 pm.
Reservations essential!!! - 973.822.2899
www.shanghaijazz.com

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New Year's Eve (12/31/2016)
ED ALSTROM QUARTET featuring ROB PAPAROZZI
Ed (pno/gtr/vcl), Rob (harmonica/vcl), Mark Berger (bass/vcl), Don Guinta (drums)
FIRST NIGHT MORRISTOWN
First Baptist Church, 51 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ
Two sets, starting at 9:45pm
http://firstnightmorris.com

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Ed has stepped down from his radio programs on WFDU-FM 89.1

It has become necessary for me to leave my volunteer duties at WFDU due to other commitments, effective November 28, 2016.
Starting in 2011, I was serving as Associate Music Director and fill-in show host at WFDU for almost a year, and had served as co-host and producer on Mike Stokes'"BIG APPLE COUNTRY" program.
Then, in October of 2012, I corralled a show of my own called ROOT 891, specializing in ROOTS/AMERICANA music, which ran for a little over a year.
"GOT SOUL" debuted on November 25, 2013, and aired every Monday afternoon from 1:00 ~ 4:00pm on the internet and on terrestrial radio. Kevin Kiley joined me on the show, and contributed greatly with his vast knowledge of soul music for over two years. My last broadcast was November 28, 2016.
'THE MIGHTY ORGAN' debuted on September 8, 2014, and ran a little over two years.
I greatly cherished my time at WFDU-FM, and thank everyone involved for their support. WFDU is a great station, and I hope to continue to sub programs occasionally, and possibly return to regular broadcasting sometime in the future.

www.wfdu.fm
(also on iHeart Radio)

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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 recently 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 finished 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 11/3/16