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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.” –

“delightful” Palos Verdes Peninsula News 

“Among the other highlights of the evening were fine solo sections… a magical moment in “Lieutenant Kije” when the orchestra sounded like a music box led by keyboardist John Sawoski on celesta” – Riverside Press-Enterprise 

“aroused astonishment…” – Corsair, Santa Monica 

“provided imaginative and effective arrangements” – Cabaret Scenes Magazine, January 2012 

“enormously entertaining… Sawoski’s seamless segues transported the singer smoothly from one song to the next, and kept the audience involved and delighted. [A] brilliant pianist, John Sawoski supported [the singer] at every turn with sensitivity and style.” – Mountain News 

“A phenomenal find.” – Drama-logue 

We feel really lucky to have found our musical director, John Sawoski.  He’s a fabulous pianist and his arrangements are so wonderful! – The Leading Ladies 

“… FABULOUS … JOHN SAWOSKI is a superb keyboard artist…” – Big Bear Life and the Grizzly 

“I greatly enjoyed your mastery of the art of accompaniment” – Steve Allen 

“… Very entertaining…” – Dr.Demento, on the air

To paraphrase a familiar lyric by Alan Jay Lerner, I could have listened all night.” – Rick Rogers, The Daily Oklahoman

“Extraordinary… truly magic… swept the audience along.” – Lee Miller, Producer, 2004 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

“captivating… pure elegant fun!” – Peter Jaffe, Music Director & Conductor, the Stockton Symphony

“…a huge hit in San Francisco’s ‘Help is on the Way for the Holidays’…totally enthralled the audience and left them screaming for more.” 
– Ken Henderson, Executive Director, Richmond-Ermet AIDS Foundation, San Francisco

“Magnificent … brought glamour and grace to the event.” – Katherine Moore, Jewish Vocational Service Diamond Anniversary Gala 

“a dream to work with! The best Musical Director I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.” – Evelyn Rudie, Artistic Director, Santa Monica Playhouse 

“the six-member ensemble [of Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother], beautifully balanced under John Sawoski’s fine musical direction, generates the largest pleasures.” IN/LA Magazine 

“Your own arrangements and treatment of those (Japanese) songs made them more contemporary and interesting. I like what you did…” – Lalo Schifrin 

“great accompaniment” – Rhonda Fleming

“An excellent pianist and accompanist, and amazingly versatile as well.” – Mabel King 

“Should do a solo piano album…” – Henry Mancini 

“Fantastic pianist. Sensitive, subtle… perfect for the room.” – Harry Nilsson 

“Really blew the people away… audience [is] still talking about the [celebrity benefit] show.” – Robert Young, Chairman, Western Spaceport Museum and Science Center 

“EVERYTHING worked like a charm, and it was an experience the audience will take with them for many years to come.” – Wallace Farrelly, Director of Cultural Events for the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton

“He not only looks like a dream, but he plays like a dream, which is rare – let’s face it…” – Beatrice Straight 

“A talented keyboard stylist… Classically trained, [he] is also great with Broadway show tunes as well as pop and rock selections.” – Wally Cedar, Editor, The Regency Report

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