ED ALSTROM
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THINGS COMING UP/GOING ON/ONGOING:



Ed Alstrom is the Music Program Coordinator at
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Montclair, NJ
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!

CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ 07042
www.centralpresbyterian.net

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GIGS:

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


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.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10am to 12pm
MLB Opening Day, and Ed plays Hammond Organ on MLB CENTRAL!

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. Featuring Robert Flores, Lauren Shehadi,
Mark DeRosa, several former Major League stars, and yours truly at the B3!


EA MLB

For more info, click here


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Thursday, April 4, 1:00 PM
Ed at the MIGHTY WURLITZER RAINBOW ROOM THEATER ORGAN at RAHWAY SENIOR CENTER
1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, NJ - 732-827-2016 - FREE!!!

YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS THING!!

I had the honor of being the first organist to give a 'First Thursdays' convert on the marvelous historic instrument, and I am grateful and delighted to play it again!
It is quite literally a "Mighty Wurlitzer", and has a sound that defies description, especially if you've never heard one in action. It is a fire-breathing, 3-manual, 10-rank monster of a
pipe organ that was originally installed at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in NYC in 1934. This model R16 is one of only two ever made by the Wurlitzer company (the other was installed at the Ambassador Theater in L.A. in 1929).
This organ is in its 4th home at the Rahway Senior Center now, and it is all-original and has been lovingly restored piece by piece by the GARDEN STATE THEATER ORGAN SOCIETY (more info on them and the organ itself at www.gstos.org).
It will be an aural experience you will not soon forget!


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YANKEE BASEBALL!!!

Ed starts 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

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CDs:

THE HARMONIOUS FIVE CD:

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)
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ED'S ORGAN CD IS AVAILABLE TOO!!!



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"
(mp3)

revised 3/23/19

 

 

 

 



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