Michele Patzakis and John Sawoski’s New EP “Crossing Over” Released

John Sawoski and Michele Patzakis have released “Crossing Over,” an EP of five selections available on your favorite music streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Tidal, and YouTube Music. Selections include: 1. Fantaisie-Impromptu in C♯ minor, Op. posth. 66, WN 46 (5:24)    Composed 1834 by Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849) 2. La Rue Chagrin (4:40)    Music by Germaine Tailleferre (1892 – 1983)    Lyrics... Read More

For Your GRAMMY Awards® Consideration

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Judy Whitmore – Can’t We Be Friends Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: My Favorite Year – Arranged by John Sawoski ‘S Wonderful – Arranged by Michael Patterson New York Medley: How About You / Manhattan / Autumn in New York – Arranged by John Sawoski I Get Along Without You Very Well – Arranged by Michael Patterson Read More

Judy Whitmore’s “Can’t We Be Friends” released

Judy Whitmore’s “Can’t We Be Friends,” a full-length release of a dozen timeless songs carefully selected from the Great American Songbook, and recorded with 53 top studio musicians, is available today on your favorite streaming service, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, and YouTube Music. Judy Whitmore, VocalistBilly Grubman, Guest Vocalist Arranged, conducted, and produced by John Sawoski and Michael... Read More

Fall 2019 Update: Musicals, Concerts, Recordings, TV, and more

Click here to read the latest SawoskiMusic news email blast (the first one in more than 3 years). This Fall 2019 update includes information about John working on shows such as Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; recording at Capitol Records Studios; performing in concerts with groups like the Los Angeles Master Chorale... Read More

For Your Grammy Consideration

For your 2016 Grammy consideration, four entries to consider for Best Arrangement (scroll down to listen). All four songs are on the jazz vocal album Act Three (Featuring Act Three – Lynn O’Hearn Wagner, Billy Grubman, & Judy Whitmore, Produced by John Sawoski and co-produced by Michael Patterson) Buy now on Amazon, or stream entire album to preview on YouTube.... Read More

Act Three CD Released [Produced and Musical Directed by John Sawoski (Co-produced by Michael Patterson)]

Act Three – Vocalists Judy Grubman Braun Whitmore, Lynn O’Hearn Wagner, and Billy William Grubman Produced and Musical Directed by John Sawoski Co-produced by Michael Patterson Buy now on Amazon or iTunes ACT THREE materialized from the persistent dreams of three Southern California friends, Lynn O’Hearn Wagner, Judy Whitmore, and Bill Grubman. Each had planned on a life in musical theater but–no... Read More

Performance Highlights Spring / Summer 2016

John Sawoski recently played keyboards in the orchestras of If/Then starring Idina Menzel, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Cinderella, and Newsies at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Upcoming performance highlights include more of Newsies, The Little Mermaid at La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach (all summer), and Gregg Marx at various venues. Schedule is... Read More

New Video of “Just One Move” by Shmueli

Touching, timeless, and impressive new video of “Just One Move” by Shmueli. Should be enjoyed annually, along with his CD! To Purchase “Just One Move,” from Shmueli’s “Believe” CD, please visithttp://www.shmuelimusic.com/ orhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/believe/id687451344 “Just One Move” Composed and Sung by Shmueli Produced and Arranged by John Sawoski More info at: http://lapianist.com/shmuelis-believe-cd/ A Deervision Production Video Directed and Edited by Daniel Knust... Read More