ED ALSTROM
Events

 

 

 


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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Sunday, November 4, 830p ~ 1230a
Ed with the CHARLIE JONES BAND
THE GREAT NOTCH INN
400 US 46, Little Falls, NJ


Goodness, what a band! The amazing Charlie Jones on guitar/vocals, Phil Butler on bass, Marco Giovino on drums,
and Ed on keyboards. At one of the greatest venues anywhere!

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Coming up on the evening of Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm:

The World Premiere of Edward Alstrom's latest cantata for choir and jazz band
DIGBY
with the CPC Choir and Guests, soloists, and rhythm section.
at CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
46 Park St. (corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ

Admission Free (free will offering will be taken)


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Ed has written music to 11 of the poems by the obscure and eccentric Victorian-era poet Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848-1867), who left a significant body of work and a great deal of promise before his untimely death in a drowning accident in 1867 at the tender age of 19. The music recalls the rich genre of 1970's progressive jazz, and has a lot of advanced harmonies.


Ed's recently performed cantata, PURPLE DUSK AT THE MARGINS, can be viewed here.

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... and at the same place on Sunday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m.

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A new concert series (we hope).
MUSIC Made in New Jersey
100% Original Jersey Singers, Songwriters & Instrumentalists
November 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Central Presbyterian Church of Montclair (corner of Park and Claremont)

"The guy sitting at the next table had his composition performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra. The woman in line at the grocery store just released her fourth cd. The Sunday morning choir director plays the organ at Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoons." Who knew?

Great original music is created by your New Jersey neighbors! Come see and hear the talented artists who live and work right here in the Garden State when they’re not on tour. Jane Stuart, Joe Sharone, Dave Rimelis, Ed Alstrom, Kirk Woodward, John Straus, and Barbara Sabella are the songwriters who will be performing for you. 

Join us for what’s sure to be a fabulous event! Free-will offerings accepted.


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WHAT HAPPENED?

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



For more info, click here

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


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YANKEE BASEBALL!!!

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
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 10/19/18

 

 

 

 



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