February 24 - Concert at Santa Monica College with Perviz Sawoski and Special Guests:
CONTACT: Bruce Smith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Information Officer DATE: Feb. 15, 2006 (310) 434-4209 www.smc.edu
BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURES LATIN SONGS,
GUEST FLAMENCO ARTIST CARLA LUNA
Santa Monica College is pleased to present a benefit concert for the SMC Musical Theatre that will feature songs by Latin American and Spanish composers and a guest performance by legendary flamenco dancerCarla Luna.
The benefit concert – featuring vocalistPerviz Sawoski and pianistJohn Sawoski – will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 in the SMC Concert Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Also on the bill will be guest artist and acclaimed tenorDennis Parnell.
The concert will feature the songs ofVilla-Lobos,Piazzolla,Gustavino,Rodrigo,Vitier and other Latin American and Spanish composers.
Tickets are $10. Call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3000.
March 4, 2006:
John Sawoski supervises, arranges, plays, and conducts the music for the Kodak Cinematography Awards Ceremonies (private event for cinematographers nominated for Academy Awards, featuring musical excerpts from the nominated films/TV shows).
John Sawoski was recently surprised to find out that a piece of music he composed for his friend, Italian film composer Daniele Luppi, is airing in 40 million households in the US in a film called Showboy. In one scene of the film, 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). Click below to watch a video clip of that scene.
ENDING February 22 from 6:30 to 10:15 pm - John Sawoski plays piano, arranges, and music directs for Emmy Award-winning actor and vocalist Gregg Marx at Maggiano's Little Italy at The Grove. The group features veteran jazz bassist Nedra Wheeler and drummer Jack LeCompte. http://www.reviewplays.comsays: 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. Maggiano's Little Italy at The Grove is located at 189 The Grove Drive Z80, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323-965-9665). No cover charge or reservations necessary.
John with Dick Van Dyke at Disney Candlelight Concert in December 2005:
Staar Clip - To see and hear a video clip of Leslie Zemeckis (wife of film director Robert Zemeckis) performing one of her signature songs as Staar on stage at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, with pianist/musical director John Sawoski and his band, click this link (warning: explicit lyric content): http://www.safesearching.com/staarlet/media/assets/staar_clip.rm