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John Sawoski is an in-demand Los Angeles-based multi-keyboardist, composer, orchestrator, and musical director. He has played for and/or conducted numerous first-class touring musical productions, and his arrangements and orchestrations have been performed by the Philly Pops as well as many other orchestras and Hollywood studio ensembles. He has also played for three American Presidents and accompanied a wide variety of artists including Bernadette Peters, Michael Feinstein, Jim Carrey, Audra McDonald, and Rodney Gilfry. For more information, please see http://www.LAPianist.com

For Your Grammy Consideration News 

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)] News 

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 News 

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
LA Times: “music director John Sawoski hit the keys, creating a sound that sent shivers down the backs of patrons.” News 

LA Times: “music director John Sawoski hit the keys, creating a sound that sent shivers down the backs of patrons.”

Terrific article about our November 14th show… The Crowd: A night of crooning and swooning Los Angeles Times: “music director John Sawoski hit the keys, creating a sound that sent shivers down the backs of patrons.” http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-et-1127-the-crowd-20151127-story.html Read More
New Video of “Just One Move” by Shmueli News 

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
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts News 

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

John Sawoski is pianist and associate musical director for the world premiere of a musical of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” playing now through May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California. “a stellar show that’s both lighthearted and perceptive,” according the the Orange County Register http://www.ocregister.com/articles/austen-658980-pride-prejudice.html Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lindsay... Read More
Pasadena Symphony Feb. 14th, 2015 at 2 pm and 8 pm News 

Pasadena Symphony Feb. 14th, 2015 at 2 pm and 8 pm

Feb. 14th, 2015 at 2 pm and 8 pm, John Sawoski plays piano and celeste with Pasadena Symphony on two pieces: Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, and Joel Schekman’s 2014 composition “Enter, Light.” Featured on this concert is violinist Dylana Jenson, the first American woman to win the Silver Medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition. Music Director, David Lockington. More information... Read More