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Updated: July 06, 2013 


For Immediate Release - Wizard in Palm Desert, Academy Awards, Disney Candlelight Concerts, New Videos, The Starter Wife, Performances in China, and More

January 9, 2009 - Wizard in Palm Desert
February 21, 2009 - Academy Award Cinematography Nominees Event

News Update:

December 14 - A Festival of Lessons and Carols featuring a new piece by John Sawoski
New Videos Available, Including TV Broadcasts
December 6-7, 2008 - Candlelight Concerts at Disneyland
November 18-30, 2008 - The Color Purple at Orange County Performing Arts Center
November 8 - Gregg Marx and Luba Mason at Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs/a>
October 16 and 18, 2008 - American Reflections in China
John Sawoski plays keyboards for Wizard in Palm Desert

Friday, January 9, 2009 -
Stage Shows International presents WIZARD:
The Musical Revue about the life of composer Harold Arlen...featuring the Sam Arlen Orchestra and  George Bugatti's Three Crooners with choreography. A PRE BROADWAY PRODUCTION!!! ......Classic Songs including "Over The Rainbow," "That Old Black Magic," "Stormy Weather," "I've Got The World On A String," "Accentuate The Positive," as well as unseen footage from the "Wizard Of Oz" OSCAR AWARD  Winner!! JANUARY 9,2009 (Friday) Click here for tickets.
John Sawoski Musical Directs for Academy Award Cinematography Nominees Event

Saturday, February 21, 2009 -  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).

NEWS UPDATE - January 2009

Sunday, December 14 - John Sawoski accompanied A Festival of Lessons and Carols at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Los Angeles under the direction of renowned composer Christopher Walker. The children's choir also sang a world premiere of a new arrangement of John Sawoski's "Cradle Song."
New Videos Available - See Video Gallery:
"Hello Molly" - Opening Scene from The Starter Wife, Season 1, Episode 6: "The Ex-Files."

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The Starter Wife, Season 1, Episode 6: The Ex-Files


Release Date: Oct 11, 2008
Genre: Drama
2008 Universal Network Television LLC. All Rights Reserved.

First broadcast on the USA Network November 7, 2008.

"Hello Dolly" by Jerry Herman. Music adapted, arranged, orchestrated, and conducted as "Hello Molly" by Rick Fleishman. John Sawoski, pianist; and John Sawoski, keyboardist. Other musicians: Jeff Bunnell and Bob O'Donnell, trumpet; Les Benedict, trombone/bass trombone; Steve Carr, tenor sax; Paul Morin, bass; Paul Goldberg, drums; Delia Park, violin; Bobby Korda, violin; Joel Lish, viola. Recorded July 29, 2008 at Entourage Studios, North Hollywood, CA.

The Room Swayin' and the Band Playin'
During the recording session, at 11:42 am, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area experienced its largest earthquake in years as a magnitude 5.4 event occurred 8.5 miles beneath the Chino Hills. This earthquake was felt across much of southern California, and as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada.

For information about the new series, starring Debra Messing, please see: 
Vaughn SuponatimeFrank Sinatra impersonator, Vaughn Suponatime with The Capistrano Valley Symphony, "Swinging at the Mission." (3:12, 27 MB mpeg file)

Live from The Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

John Sawoski, Keyboardist
The Late Carlo Spiga, Conductor
For more information on Vaughn Suponatime, please see

Candlelight Concert
Disneyland Candlelight 2007 Part 5Amateur Video of 2007 Candlelight Concert at Disneyland. John Sawoski, keyboardist.
December 6-7, 2008: 50th Anniversary Candlelight Concerts at Disneyland with John Stamos

John Sawoski played keyboards with the orchestra for Disneyland's 50th Annual Candlelight Concert, featuring a 650-voice choir, various soloists, and narrator John Stamos. To get an idea of what this unadvertised yet huge event is like for Disneyland Park visitors, click here.

November 18-30, 2008 - The Color Purple at Orange County Performing Arts Center

John Sawoski played second keyboard in the orchestra of The Color Purple, at Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA.
Gregg Marx and Luba Mason at Annenberg Theater, Palm SpringsNovember 8 - Gregg Marx and Luba Mason at Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs

John Sawoski musical directed and played for Gregg Marx and Luba Mason in concert at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, as part of Les Michaels' Life is a Cabaret concert series, at 8 pm, Saturday, November 8.
Luba Mason

Luba Mason is the wife of Grammy-Award winner Ruben Blades, but as a singer/ actress/ producer/ songwriter - Luba Mason is a bonafide star in her own right. The stunning Slovak beauty has starred on Broadway opposite Brooke Shields in "Chicago," opposite Matthew Broderick in "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", in "Jekyll & Hyde", and Paul Simon's "The Capeman." Making a smooth transition into nightclubs and recording, the classically trained vocalist and pianist's follow up to her debut CD "Collage" (PS Classics) is titled "Krazy Love" - executing Brazilian based jazz with a 5 piece acoustic band. Luba's writing talents will be showcased as well premiering 8 original songs written by herself and co-producer/ musician Renato Neto (Prince).

Luba's talents have garnered some impressive notices including:
"Too good to overlook."  - Time Out- NY
"Powerfully impressive."  -Jazz Times
Gregg Marx

Gregg Marx is a grandson and great-nephew of the legendary Marx Brothers, and probably best known to television viewers as "Tom Hughes" on the CBS daytime drama "As The World Turns" a role for which he received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

As a singer, Gregg has appeared in some of the most celebrated cabaret venues in Los Angeles, including the world-famous Hollywood Cinegrill, Masquers "Cabaret, The Gardenia, Feinstein" At The Cinegrill, and open-ended runs at both Maggiano's at The Grove and II Moro Supper Club. New York audiences have seen Gregg at Danny's Skylight Room. Most recently, Gregg joined forces with his cousin and local legend, pianist Bill Marx and bassist, Pat Senatore, for a sold-out performance at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill in Los Angeles.

When he is not on stage, Gregg can most likely be found in a recording studio as the voice of hundreds of television and radio commercials, television promos and movie trailers.

October 16 and 18, 2008 - American Reflections in China

Shandong University of the Arts 50th Anniversary
John Sawoski played keyboards for Santa Monica College's musical revue American Reflections: Broadway in Concert, created in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Shandong College of the Arts, Jinan, China. Gary Gray, Musical Director.

Santa Monica College Main StageAmerican Reflections was also performed at Santa Monica College's Main Stage September 25 through October 5.


Televised Performance - Shandong University Of The Arts Fiftieth Anniversary, with Santa Monica College students


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