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Interesting Week

Interesting week: tracking and mixing multi-platinum songwriters at my studio, performing with the Emmy-winning Gregg Marx Friday and also playing with the Candlelight Orchestra at Disneyland Saturday and Sunday: Read More


Los Angeles Times (Nov. 27, 2015): “music director John Sawoski hit the keys, creating a sound that sent shivers down the backs of patrons.” “It’s fresh It’s classic. It’s beautiful sound that’s refreshing for the ear and invigorating for the soul. Music like this comes only once a lifetime, and luckily, it’s now available to quench your musical thirst.” –... Read More

Act Three Singers November 14th

ACT THREE to Revive Big Band Era Sound in “Return to the Cocoanut Grove” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Southern California Friends Prove That It Is Never Too Late to Pursue Lifelong Dreams; Inspiring Musical Act Puts on a Show That Benefits OCSA’s Aspiring Young Musicians COSTA MESA, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 12, 2015) – The world famous Cocoanut Grove... Read More

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 Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lindsay... Read More

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

Evita at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, December 18th at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 2 pm, John Sawoski subs as keyboardist in the pit orchestra for the national tour of the musical Evita at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets $29-$129: Read More

A Festival of Lessons & Carols December 15th

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3pm to 4:15pm John Sawoski plays piano for “A Festival of Lessons & Carols: The Christmas Story in Word & Song” featuring the Caritas Chorus, Children’s Christmas Choir, and New Schola Cantorum. Conducted by Christopher Walker  Reception Following, featuring mince pies and tea.  St. Paul the Apostle Church 10750 Ohio Ave. at Selby Los Angeles, California 90024... Read More

Jackie Evancho Dec. 14th at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort

Saturday, December 14th, 8 pm – John Sawoski will be playing piano and keyboards in the orchestra for Jackie Evancho in concert at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA. Jackie Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued five albums, including a platinum and gold album... Read More

Candlelight Concerts at Disneyland Dec. 7-8

John Sawoski plays keyboards with the Disneyland Symphony Orchestra at Disney’s Annual Candlelight Concerts December 7th and 8th, 2013. 2 performances nightly at 5:30pm and 8:00pm, at Town Square, Disneyland. The concert also features fanfare trumpet players, a 650-voice choir, a handbell choir, vocal soloists, guest guitarist Tom Hynes, and guest narrator Kurt Russell reading the Christmas story from scripture and... Read More

Free Chanukah concert with Shmueli at Universal CityWalk Dec. 1 at 6 pm

Sunday, Dec. 1st, 201, John Sawoski will be playing and conducting for Shmueli Schwartz as he performs in Chabad of the Valley’s 12th annual Chanukah concert at Universal CityWALK on the 5th night of Chanukah at 6 pm. Also on stage with John and Shmueli: Jon Mattox and Tom Hynes! Shmueli will be available afterwards to autograph his new CD “Believe” (produced by me and... Read More