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 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

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

Press

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 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

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. http://www.evitaonbroadway.com/tour.html Tickets $29-$129: http://www.scfta.org/home/Events/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1423 Read More