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Updated: July 06, 2013 

August 24, 2007 - Stravinsky's Firebird with Redlands Symphony, Capistrano Valley Symphony, Avenue Q, Emmy Awards, Voodoo II, Walk Hard, L.A. Recording Sessions,and More


Stravinsky's Firebird with Redlands Symphony Orchestra
Capistrano Valley Symphony Concerts
Avenue Q at the Ahmanson Theatre
Emmy Awards
Private and Public Concerts and Sessions
Disney's Candlelight Concert

News Update:

Listen to John Sawoski on Voodoo II
See John Sawoski in Sony Pictures' Walk Hard
Recording Sessions with Peter Sheridan
Quantum Leap Pianos coming soon
Friday, August 24: Firebird Suite at Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival

REDLANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. “Centennial Celebration”: John Sawoski plays piano on Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. A celebration of the University of Redlands’ Centennial, with Frank Paul Fetta, conductor. Free admission for up to 6000, first come, first served. For more information, click .

John Sawoski performing with the Capistrano Valley SymphonyCapistrano Valley Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Spiga, Conductor

In addition to having conducted their May 20 concert, John Sawoski will perform in two more concerts this season with the Capistrano Valley Symphony: August 26 and Sept. 23. Tickets: $20 -$75. For tickets and other information, call (949) 240-8584 or see the Capistrano Valley Symphony web site at .The Capistrano Valley Symphony orchestra, conducted by Carlo Spiga, features classic symphony sounds, show tunes, and popular music from the 40's to the present day in the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano courtyard.

John Sawoski plays keyboards for Avenue Q at Ahmanson Theatre

Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical!
A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account.

John Sawoski is scheduled to play the show Thursday Sept. 13 at 2 pm, Sunday Sept. 16 at 6:30 pm, and every Thursday night at 8 pm from Sept. 20 to Oct. 11 pm. For more information and tickets, please click

Emmy Awards Cinematographers Tribute

John Sawoski, Carl Rigoli, and Richard Maloof will play John Sawoski's trio arrangements for Eastman Kodak's Salute to Cinematography, a private event and ceremony honoring the 2007 Emmy nominees in cinematography.

Private and Public Concerts and Sessions

John Sawoski is scheduled to perform in a private symphonic pops concert September 14 and 15th in Santa Monica. He is also tentatively scheduled to conduct a pops orchestra concert September 19th. He is also booked for many sessions throughout September. More news to follow.

John Sawoski will play keyboards at Disneyland's 52nd Annual Candlelight Concert December 1 and 2, 2007, along with the orchestra, 650-voice choir, fanfare trumpeters, handbell choirs, and various soloists.
NEWS UPDATE - August 2007
John Sawoski plays keyboards on newly-released album Voodoo II by Robert Drasnin

John Sawoski's keyboard-playing can now be heard on Robert Drasnin's album, Voodoo II, with Mike Lang, Bobby Shulgold, Peggy Baldwin, and others. See these You-Tube Videos for more information.

The album is available for on-demand listening at or from retailers such as


John Sawoski appears in several scenes in Sony Pictures' "Walk Hard"

John Sawoski appears in several scenes of Sony Pictures' 2008 release of "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," contracted by Rick Fleishman of Visual Music. Click below to watch the trailer, in which John Sawoski appears momentarily in a scene with "Elvis Presley," played by Jack White of White Stripe.

Ray Richmond of, says:

Forget the Movie, I'd Pay 10 Bucks to See the Trailer

Dewey_3 I've just watched what hands-down has to be the cleverest, most ingenious trailer (yes trailer) of the young century, so good that I don't even care if I see the movie because it can't be any better than the preview. And of course, Judd Apatow -- the reigning 'It' Dude of comedy cinema -- co-wrote (along with director Jake Kasdan) and produced it. It's the one for "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," a spoof of musical biopics like "Walk the Line," "Ray" and "Beyond the Sea" that has the appearance of perfect parody. The trailer itself for the forthcoming December release is simply spot-on in satirizing the whole smalltown yearning, coming-of-age, mega-poignant, overheated, soft focus 1950s/'60s zeitgeist that so defines the style.

John C. Reilly looks to be the very embodiment of music nerd, and "The Office's" Jenna Fischer has that whole feisty schtick down pat as The Girl. And who should be playing Elvis himself but Jack White of the White Stripes in a piece of inspired casting. It isn't just that the flick looks funny here; my mouth was agape at the effortless way this comedy appears to send up the genre. While it's hard to know if this thing has the commercial potential of Apatow's pair of previous hits, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," it surely has the early whiff of artistic brilliance.

How exactly can I tell all of this from a lousy trailer? Simple: I can't. But I promise this will be the most enjoyable four minutes of screwing around on the Internet at work that you'll have all day or my name isn't Dewey Cox. (Oh wait. It isn't. Oh well, you know, whatever.) Send the link to all of your friends so they'll think you're cool. But please send them here to my blog to grab it, not You Tube. I need the traffic far more than they do. Trust me on this.


Classical Recording Sessions With Peter Sheridan

John Sawoski recorded and edited an album of classical flute and piano pieces with flutist Peter Sheridan, including Sonatine by Claude Arrieu, Sonatina by Matthias, the Faure Fantasis, and a special Sawoski arrangement of one Chopin variation. The album is called Flute Colors, and should be released soon.

to be released August 31, 2007.
Piano Demos - click here (John Sawoski, pianist) 


John Sawoski is the pianist who played every note of the Bosendorfer, Steinway, and Bechstein piano samples included in this beautiful-sounding virtual instrument library.


Pictured at right is John Sawoski at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, during Bechstein sampling sessions.John in the studio
 Keep watching for information on:
  • Solo Piano Recordings
  • Free Audio Clips from Recent Recording Sessions
  • Upcoming media interviews


Other Continuing Engagements:

Composer/Conductor Christopher WalkerSundays 9 am: John Sawoski accompanies for the Caritas Chorus at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish in Los Angeles under the direction of renowned composer Christopher Walker. St. Paul's is located at: 10750 Ohio Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024.




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