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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 visit or “Just One Move” Composed and Sung by Shmueli Produced and Arranged by John Sawoski More info at: A Deervision Production Video Directed and Edited by Daniel Knust... Read More

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