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Updated: July 06, 2013 


October 17, 2006  - Upcoming Performance Highlights & News Update

Gregg Marx
7:30 pm Ė 11:30 pm
Il Moro Ristorante
11400 West Olympic Boulevard
West Los Angeles


John Sawoski plays piano and music directs (mostly his arrangements) for Emmy Award-winning actor and vocalist Gregg Marx at Il Moro restaurant, in an evening of Jazz-tinged standards, performing timeless classics of The Great American Songbook, along with new works destined to become classics. The group features legendary jazz bassist Nedra Wheeler and veteran studio and stage drummer Jack LeCompte. says: Anyone who wants to feel the sounds of love should bring his/her significant other for a significant evening of song. Few singers have the magic in the voice that Gregg brings, and even fewer can reach through to your heart and play the love strings like a harp. The musical platter is full and rich, and everyone gets a little something they like.

No cover charge.

Casual, yet elegant, Il Moro Ristorante features exquisite award-winning Northern Italian cuisine and an extraordinary wine list. Choose the romantic dining room, or dine 'al fresco' on the intimate heated patio. Friday nights, drop in for dinner and stay for the music (dining available in the bar, too), or simply drop by for a glass of wine and some of the best music in Los Angeles.
Fridays 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm,
Il Moro Ristorante, 11400 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Click here for map and directions.



Perviz recently spoke at the ribbon-cutting for the new Theatre Arts complex at Santa Monica College.
at Santa Monica College
Remaining Performances:
OCTOBER 20, 21 @ 8:00 pm
OCTOBER 21, 22 @ 2:00 pm


Perviz Sawoski, wife of John Sawoski and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Santa Monica College, is directing and choreographing the first show, Evita, at the new $17 million theatre building at Santa Monica College. Her superbly-staged production features a highly-talented cast with excellent singing, acting, flamenco and Tango dancing, and an orchestra conducted by Frank Turner. More info is available at: Evita runs through this weekend at Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (near the 26th Street exit of I-10). Click here for map and directions.
(John Sawoski is not working on this production, but including this information so that you can experience this truly wonderful show.)
Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra
Patrick Flynn, Conductor
John Sawoski will play piano with the
Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra in:

Unexpectedly Wild

November 18, 2006
8 p.m. Riverside Municipal Auditorium

  • Sundown on South Street, Daugherty

  • Rondo, Infernal Dance, Berceuse and Finale, Stravinsky

  • Tribute to Elvis Presley

  • SensamayŠ, Silvestre Revueltas.

  • Afternoon of a Faune, Debussy

Special Guest Artist: Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica

A harmonica with a symphony orchestra? Certainly, and Robert Bonfiglio is simply the best in the world. Donít miss this concertís colorful and explosive sonic surprises!

Sponsored by: Billie and Gene Yeager

For tickets, call 1-877-PHIL-TIX

For more information, please see or call 1-877 PHIL-TIX (Toll Free: 1-877-744-5849)

December 2006:

December 2 and 3 - John Sawoski will play keyboards with the orchestra for Disneyland's Annual Candlelight Concert, featuring a 650-voice choir, various soloists, and a celebrity guest narrator. (Last year's narrator was Dick Van Dyke.) Town Square, Disneyland. The orchestra, made up mostly of Los Angeles studio musicians, performs a beautifully moving collection of Christmas music, from Handel's Hallelujah Chorus to songs and carols arranged by Bob Krogstad, John Rutter, Jack Askew, Peter Knight, Ken Whitcomb, musical director Bruce Healey, and others. The conductor is Nancy Sulahian, Director of Chamber Singers in the Los Angeles Master Chorale. To get an idea of what this unadvertised yet huge event is like for Disneyland Park visitors, click here.

John in the studio

NEWS UPDATE - OCTOBER 2006 - John Sawoski has been in the studio almost constantly from August to October 2006, writing, arranging, and recording. Two of the projects he recorded on in August (photo at left) should be released soon. 

The weekend of August 18th-20th, 41 of John Sawoski's arrangements were performed in Southern California, at four separate events:

  • The Capistrano Valley Symphony and The California Pops performed John Sawoski's recently updated orchestration of Danny Boy, with tenor Dennis McNeil, in two concerts, one in Coto de Caza, and the other at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

  • Nelson Kole, Carl Rigoli, and Richard Maloof played John Sawoski's trio arrangements for Eastman Kodak's Salute to Cinematography, a private event and ceremony honoring the 2006 Emmy nominees in cinematography.

  • The Leading Ladies performed a new show with flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, violin, bass, piano, and drums, newly-orchestrated by John Sawoski, in concert for the dedication of the Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Over the last 5 years, John Sawoski has orchestrated over 140 pieces of music for The Leading Ladies.



For more information, please contact:
John Sawoski (Click for email address)

PO Box 7060
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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