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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.”

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 once a lifetime, and luckily, it’s now available to quench your musical thirst.” – theJewishInsights.com

“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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