Cinema Amore CD

Cinema Amore – at Amazon, iTunes, and almost everywhere. One of Los Angeles’s busiest studio and stage musicians, John Sawoski, steals a few moments to play through some of his favorite movie love themes and other classics (including a couple of originals) on a great piano at a great studio. This relaxing and expressive album, “Cinema Amore,” is John Sawoski’s… Read More

“Showboy” Video Clip

In this scene from the movie Showboy, the lead character tours the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas and fantasizes about playing a piece that sounds like something Liberace would play (actually composed and performed by John Sawoski). Read More

Rehearsal of Korngold’s “Tomorrow”

Rehearsal Saturday afternoon, October 30, 2010: John Sawoski using Keyboard Wizard to enhance the Golden State Pops Orchestra, in their “Halloween Fright Night” concert. Conducted by Jeffrey Schindler, and featuring his wife, mezzo-soprano Bonnie Schindler, the concert featured a rare performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s lush and evocative tone poem Tomorrow, Op. 33 for mezzo-soprano, women’s chorus and orchestra. 8pm,… Read More

Opening Scene from “Winning Ugly: Twenty Years Later”

First 5 minutes from Winning Ugly: 20 Years Later, a documentary on the 1983 Western Division Champion Chicago White Sox season and twenty year reunion. Scene from “Winning Ugly: Twenty Years Later” – Music by John Sawoski Produced, Edited, and Directed by Jeff Einhorn -​ Music by John Sawoski. Courtesy of Jeff Einhorn. Read More

Shmueli Recording Session

John Sawoski arranged, orchestrated, conducted, and produced an album of 10 songs using 30 musicians for singer-songwriter Shmueli. The finished album was released in August 2013. This video is a quick look behind the scenes of one recording session. Listen to clips from the finished album. Read More

John Sawoski’s Keyboard Rig for the Pageant of the Masters

This is John Sawoski’s keyboard rig as used with the 28-member 2013 Pageant of the Masters Orchestra throughout summer 2013 in Laguna Beach, CA. The system consists of two computers running in parallel (for safety), only one of which is used at a time. The computers are each running: Keyboard Wizard (from Cantabile Performer hosting VST instrument plugins: Spectrasonics… Read More