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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

John Sawoski Conducts Judy Whitmore and Billy Grubman Singing The Great American Songbook

Revisit the “Big-Band” era when Judy Whitmore and Billy Grubman return to the Samueli stage on Saturday, October 15, 2022, with a newly-curated collection of great American standards. Along with their 15-piece band, conducted by John Sawoski, these two recording artists perform the best of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Henry Mancini. The duo’s warmly-nuanced vocal style enlivens... Read More

For Your GRAMMY Awards® Consideration

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Judy Whitmore – Isn’t It Romantic – Produced by John Sawoski Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Sunday in New York – Arranged by John Sawoski and Tamir Hendelman But Beautiful – Arranged by Tamir Hendelman and Nick Petrillo Just A Little Lovin – Arranged by Nick Petrillo, John Sawoski, and Tamir Hendelman Improvised Jazz Solo: It Could... Read More

Judy Whitmore’s “Isn’t It Romantic” Released

“A stunning, majestic and just all round magically shimmering new album… a free-flowing sound imbued with the improvisational spirit and exploratory musicianship of jazz – a feat Judy Whitmore achieves with both dazzling ingenuity and extraordinary grace.” https://annecarlini.com/ex_cd.php?id=4456 As the producer of this album, I’m thrilled to announce that Judy Whitmore’s “Isn’t It Romantic,” a full-length release of a dozen... Read More

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