Video Footage of Ovations Concert

Thanks to Assistant Executive Producer Chris Grigassy we have some video footage of the Old School Swing Band's Ovations concert last Sept. 14th, 2007. Here's one of the songs:

Song of My Heart (Bossa Nova)

Here are some more:

Too Marvelous for Words,
When You're Smiling,
Lullaby of Birdland, Just Because,
and several more...

CD Release Concert Deemed a Success!

I am proud to say we all had a great time and made some fun music last Friday, Sept. 14th. Ovations was a lovely setting for this concert. Thank you to everyone who "Swang on by," it really meant a lot to meet and see all you out there, thank you again...

So the CD is released BUT we are having one more party (so more people can celebrate!): as you know it is at Te House of Tea: Click here for the info.

Also good news, the CD is available online! Click here for that...


Old School Swing Band on the Radio

Thanks to the generosity of local guitar guru and superb program host, Marc Garvin, the Old School Swing Band will be featured on the Sept. 8 edition of Houston KUHF 88.7FM radio's Saturday night show Pulling Strings! Marc mentioned that he will help promote our upcoming shows at Ovations (Sept. 14) and at Te House of Tea (Sept. 22) -- see my last entry for details or go to the band website:


Old School Swing Band to Release CD

I'm proud to announce that our swing jazz group, The Old School Swing Band will be releasing our debut CD "Swing On By" on September 14th and 22nd here in Houston, Texas!
Here are the details:

*** The Old School Swing Band ***
CD Release Party, "Swing On By"

Cover at the door: $10

Limited Engagement: TWO SHOWS ONLY

Friday, September 14, 2007
Concert starts at 8pm

Ovations Night Club
2536 Times Blvd. Ste B
Houston, TX 77005-3225
(Rice Village - University area)
Phone: (713) 522-9801

--- AND ---

Saturday, September 22, 2007
Concert starts at 9pm

Te House of Tea
1927 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77019
at the intersection of Fairview and Woodhead
(Montrose area)
phone 713.522.8868.

The Old School Swing band will perform ORIGINAL and
CLASSIC SWING JAZZ music from the 20th and 21st century.

There will be a full range of drinks available (at Te House of Tea
there are also appetizers and entrees available, but BYOB).

Our lineup for these evenings: April Wheat, vocals; Edward Grigassy,
guitar; Benny Theiler, Joe Wheeler, clarinets; Thomas Helton, bass;
Sasha Loukachine, drums; Max Grosch, violin and
special guests: violin, drums, bass, guitar...

If you cannot attend one of these events,
please pass the word on to others who
might be interested. If you pass on the
word just let me know and I'll get you a
complimentary CD...

The web site has some audio and video demos.

I look forward to seeing you there!
Edward Grigassy


New Web-site links (hopefully)

I just put in an order for a few new website domains for my personal guitar website(s) and for my music education website(s). Please check these out if you get a chance. Feedback welcome!

Current personal website:

New domains for my personal website (the other websites in houston with similar keywords are sure to love me more;):

Old Promo picture:

Domains for the music education project I'm working on (these all point to the same page):



Edward Grigassy announces new blog

Hi everyone! I am inaugurating this blog and christening it with a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne!

I just got back to Houston after attending and video taping the Fort Worth Guitar Guild's Music Festival 2007. It was great! The people were friendly and the artists top-notch.

Earlier this summer I attended and served as videographer at the Boston GuitarFest 2007. The fest was outstanding and I have lots of pictures, footage and interviews to share.

Here are a few photos:

This one of myself with Steve Lin the Assistant Director (and believe me he worked hard for that title;).

And here with Eliot Fisk, the Artistic Director, as well as a true guitar virtuoso and musical genius.

I recommend both events to guitarist and music lovers everywhere. Later I'll post the links of some of the video highlights of these festivals.