Ed Alstrom is the Music Program Coordinator at
since 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 fabulous 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



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.





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



Ed finished his 15th 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



Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!

AVAILABLE ON CDBABY, AMAZON, and iTUNES (click on the one you want, and it willll take you to the link)
you can also visit www.harmoniousfive.com for more info on the band

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

The Harmonious 5 are pleased to present their debut album. Their passion for "vintage R&B" is displayed in these grooves, and an irresistible energy and danceable beat is maintained throughout. These fellows from New Jersey sing and play their instruments (simultaneously) with a "joie de vivre" which we hope will bring you great joy in listening and partying.

Produced by The Harmonious Five
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Berger

1 The Real Thing (Lowman Pauling)
2 Down in the Alley (Jesse Stone)
3 Truck & Trailer (Aaron Collins, Jr.)
4 Go Ahead and Burn (Robert 'Bob' Moore)
5 Idol With The Golden Head (Leiber, Stoller)
6 Greasy Chicken (Andre Williams)
7 Miss Sticks (Raymond Lewis, Naomi Neville)
8 Move Mr. Man (Rebecca Nichols, Berry Gordy, Jr.)
9 Johnny Little (Chris Kenner)
10 Thing-A-Ma-Jig (Christopher Harris Jr.)
11 I Got To Learn To Mambo (Syd Wyche, Joyce Bennett)
12 Put A Chain On It (Andre Williams)
13 Miss Sticks Again (Raymond Lewis, Naomi Neville)
14 Don't Be Ashamed (Lowman Pauling)
15 Young Blood (J. Leiber, M. Stoller, J. Pomus)
16 Thirty Second Lover (Lowman Pauling)
17 Sent Up (Lance Finnie, Mack Rice)

LEAD VOCALS: FP (track 5), MB (track 10), DK (track 15), EA (all others)


This is Ed's first CD featuring him on Hammond Organ, and here he is joined by the prodigious talents of Charlie Jones on guitar and Don Guinta on drums. The material is mostly originals by Ed, with a couple by Charlie, and 3 cover songs.
Musically, it's all over the map (if you know Ed, you'd probably expect that it would be), and attempts to operate within the grand organ trio tradition while infusing it with a rawness and energy not always heard in that bag.

It is available for purchase at:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/EdAlstrom1 - packaged CD or download
http://www.digstation.com/EdAlstrom - download of individual tracks or the whole album

Tempted? Wanna hear some? Click below for a sample of the first cut:
"Smokers Hack"

revised 2/18/19