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 (except 11/22 & 29)

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

Ed is at this fairly new and very lovely restaurant and bar every Wednesday solo. It has terrific food. It's a real historic train station, built in 1904, newly renovated. There are a couple of dining rooms, a cozy bar (where the music is), and an outdoor patio right next to the train tracks!
No cover, no minimum!

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Sunday, November 12 @ 2:00 PM
Montville Township Public Library
90 Horseneck Road, Montville, New Jersey 07045 - 973-402-0900
FREE - Registration suggested

“I’ll talk a little and I’ll play some tunes…”
A Musical Journey with Ed Alstrom

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'CARPENTER & KING'
A tribute to the music of Karen Carpenter & Carole King
featuring Annie Masciandaro with Deb De Lucca

Saturday, December 2 - 8:00pm
BRIX RESTAURANT & PIZZA BAR
371 S Franklin Ave, Belleville, NJ - 973.751.7001
No cover!
brixrestaurantnj.com

Saturday, December 9 - 8:00pm
The Roxbury Performing Arts Center
72 Eyland Ave, Succasunna, NJ 07876
$25 online, $30 day of show
roxburyartsalliance.org

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Sunday, December 10 - 4:00pm
Ed plays the Mighty Allen Organ
Milton United Methodist Church
316 Dover-Milton Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
973.697.3194
$20.00/ticket
www.miltonumc.net/ministries/music/wesley-stage/

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Ed backs the great BETTYE LAVETTE
One of the world's last remaining true soul singers, and one of the greatest interptreters ever,
and a great friend to boot. This show is called "An Intimate Evening with Bettye Lavette',
and it is just her and me! Dates throughout December are:

DEC 16 - Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY

DEC 17 - Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD

DEC 22 - Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ


Visit www.facebook.com/pg/bettyelavette/events for more info.

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HIGHLIGHTS THIS YEAR:

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".

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CDs:

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 completed 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 12/7/17