Grand Songbook Media Inc. and Grand Songbook Productions LLC are sister organizations and are independent producers, creators and marketers of music, entertainment and the fine arts, specializing in jazz, classic popular music and the Great American Songbook.
We work in both live and recorded media, and have operations in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Grand Songbook also has extensive experience in national touring operations.
Grand Songbook has focused operations and decades of experience in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, and is led and managed by a unique and powerful team.
Edward W. Vodicka - CEO
Ed's 50+ year career in the music industry has taken him from his beginnings working in the retail music store where he received music lessons at the age of 11 to producing, arranging, performing and conducting major recordings and live concerts and events throughout the country for major entertainers, venues and organizations, and -- everything in-between.
Rex Roeges - President /COO
With a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology as well as 20 years as a General Electric manager being responsible for annual budgets of over $300m, Rex provides clear and decisive analysis and leadership. These skills are contrasted by his life-long avocation performing with orchestras and chamber ensembles as a classical tuba player.
Dr. Marisela Rodriguez - Vice-president /Communications
Armed with an EdD in educational technology from Pepperdine University, Marisela has spent the majority of her career in the field of education, most recently as the Executive Director of a major educational program at Rice University. Traditional as well as social media and emerging technologies are coordinated and executed under her direction. Marisela's avocation in music includes her musical training as a timpanist and vocalist.
Donna Garcia Vodicka - Vice-president /Services, Research & Licensing
With a career spanning both on-stage and behind-the-scenes work, Donna's work as a stage and studio vocalist has taken her from touring as a back-up singer for the great Perry Como for over ten years to performing on the Grammy Awards with CeeLo Green; to many T.V. variety and awards shows to film scores including VanHelsing and King Kong. Her behind-the-scenes work as a music contractor, music & orchestral score preparer/copyist and production coordinator uniquely qualify her to coordinate the full range of services required and provided by Grand Songbook.
William F. Beavers - Vice-president /Logistics & Security
With his first career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. and his second career in law enforcement, Bill brings his disciplined and organized skill-set to Grand Songbook, insuring that both individuals and materials get to where they are going, on-time and securely.
Peter Giles - Giles Communications Inc.
Peter Giles and his firm Giles Communications have been an award-winning music, entertainment and corporate public relations firm for over 35 years. Based in New York, Peter coordinates national marketing, pr and communications efforts for Grand Songbook.
Kevin Sasaki - Kevin Sasaki & Associates
As the long-time vice-president of the entertainment division of the legendary Hollywood pr firm Warren Cowan Associates, Kevin has represented many of the biggest names in show business. He now leads his own team providing public relations and marketing strategies to the Grand Songbook group, and is based in Los Angeles.
Greg Gorski - Cybertoast Inc.
Greg and his organization provide state-of-the-art graphic design and web services, supporting all Grand Songbook initiatives from live events to packaging, POS materials, e-commerce and marketing goods.