ED ALSTROM , Itinerant Musician



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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!

46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ 07042


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



Most TUESDAYS from 6p~9p:
Ed with Joe Sharone at THE CLASSIC QUICHE CAFE
330 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-0150

Ed gets a rare opportunity to play just plain old straight-up jazz with the fantastic Joe Sharone on guitar, who happens to own this wonderful restaurant with his wife Charlene.
A beautiful mellow hang and great healthy food. BYOB. Call to see if Ed is playing; Joe is, regardless.


Ed Alstrom (piano & vocals); Jeff Ganz (bass), Don Guinta (drums)
The Final Performance
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ
Shows at 7:30 and 9:00 pm.
$10 Cover; $10 food/drink minimum.
Reservations recommended!  973.744.2600

AC @ Marado Blue, West Caldwell, NJ, December 2001
AC @ Marado Blu, West Caldwell, NJ, December 2001

Yes, this is probably it, folks! Jeff Ganz is moving out of the area soon, and the chances that this group will play together again are pretty slim, unless someone subsidizes a tour for us (yeah, right).
Come hear this mighty trio for the final time, doing their blistering assortment of jazz, blues, Classic rock, R&B, Broadway, and novelty music.

ACID CABARET hit the scene in 2000 and released its lone CD in 2002, garnering some awards on the NY cabaret scene in the process. Pianist/vocalist Ed Alstrom and his trio (featuring the explosive and highly creative talents of Jeff Ganz on bass and Don Guinta on drums) play a bewilderingly eclectic assortment of tunes in their unique style, drawing on Broadway, blues, R&B, cabaret, standards, Classic rock, New Orleans music, novelty items, jazz, opera, quirky originals, and whatever else they can pillage and manipulate to their own ends.

ACID CABARET appeared regularly at Trumpets in its heyday and refined its act there.
and is happy to be able to complete the circle there.





Ed will start his 16th 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



Thursday, March 29, 2018
MLB Opening Day, and Ed played Hammond Organ on MLB CENTRAL!

For more info, click here

For the fourth straight year, Ed played organ in and out of commercial breaks (and more) on MLB Network's
opening day morning show, "MLB CENTRAL" from 10a to Noon EST



"Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!"

"VINTAGE R&B" - see the EVENTS TAB for more details.

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


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- 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 ninth 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 will start his 16th season as Weekend Organist at Yankee Stadium.

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


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 2/18/19