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 ShmueliProduced and Arranged by John SawoskiMore info at: https://lapianist.com/shmuelis-believe-cd/ A Deervision ProductionVideo Directed and Edited by Daniel KnustVideo Produced by Chava TomboskyShot… Read More

Interesting Week

Interesting week: tracking and mixing multi-platinum songwriters at my studio, performing with the Emmy-winning Gregg Marx Friday https://www.facebook.com/events/502117679958387/ and also playing with the Candlelight Orchestra at Disneyland Saturday and Sunday: https://youtu.be/EFiAcTgR6z0 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.” Los Angeles Times (Dec. 14, 2000): “Funny, This Musical Revue Looks Like A Winner.” “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… 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