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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
the music by clicking here!
CENTRAL PRESBYETRIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ 07042
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!
is (naturally!) a HAMMOND ORGAN Endorsing Artist!
Check out his profile at http://hammondorganco.com/artists/organ-and-leslie-artists/ed-alstrom/
Wednesday - Ed solo, 7:30p~11:30p
Saturday, March 18 - Ed with CHARLIE JONES (8:30~11:30p)
BOONTON STATION 1904
202 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ
- reservations not a bad idea
March 25 - 5:30 and 8:00pm
plays the WONDER MORTON Theater Organ at LOEW'S JERSEY CITY!
Music before screenings of Seven Days in May' and 'Dr. Strangelove'
April 3 - 10a to noon
Ed plays Hammond Organ on MLB CENTRAL!
For more info, click here
For the third straight year, Ed will play organ in and
out of commercial breaks (and more) on MLB's opening day morning show,
Ed has stepped down from his radio programs on WFDU-FM 89.1
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
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.
THE HARMONIOUS FIVE CD:
"Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!"
"VINTAGE R&B" - see the
EVENTS TAB for more details.
AVAILABLE at CDBABY.COM,
Ed Alstrom (guitar), Dave Keyes (piano), Mark Berger (bass), Frank
Pagano (drums) -
all singing, all the time!
more info on the band!
ED'S ORGAN CD IS AVAILABLE TOO!!!
for purchase at:
- packaged CD
- download of individual tracks or the whole album
- 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.
Ed is starting his 14th season as Weekend Organist at Yankee Stadium.
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 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.
by the Boulders site and check things out! Most games are broadcast live
on the site.
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