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John Sawoski
pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger and orchestrator
pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger and orchestrator
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Looking forward to playing this show (both performances Saturday March 25th and the evening show Sunday March 26th, other performances TBD) https://www.scfta.org/events/detail.aspx?id=14250

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Dear Friends…   We’re back at Vibrato with a whole new show…Come Celebrate The Holidays With Gregg Marx and the band…Thursday, December 22nd.     Here’s the direct link for reservations:    http://vibratogrilljazz.com/events/2016/12/22/gregg-marx  

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Here's the best-ever video clip of Disney's incredible Candlelight Concert, which is happening this weekend only (full story at http://m.ocregister.com/articles/choir-737358-school-high.html ). You can hear me on organ, harpsichord, and music box in these clips.


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Early Black Friday Sale - now through Sunday, November 27, 2016, get my Cinema Amore album - physical CD or download - for only $8.99, exclusively through CDBaby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnsawoski . (Also available for slightly more money through iTunes, Amazon, and other services.)

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Very excited about being included on this year's Grammy ballot! This has been a great adventure. Thank you Lynn O'Hearn Wagner, Judy Grubman Braun Whitmore, and William Grubman for trying out my arrangements on your Carnegie Hall concert (which was an adventure in itself and could be - well, actually is already - a movie http://www.actthreesingers.com/story), then trusting me to musical direct and arrange your big band concert, which led to our recording, none of which, of course, would have happened without the orchestration and arranging of Michael Patterson, who then co-produced this album with me featuring the greatest musicians in the world, including:

Glen Berger, Alto Sax / Flute
Phil Feather, Tenor Saxophone / Clarinet
Jeff Driskill, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Carr, Baritone Saxophone
Don Clarke, Trumpet
Tim Rubottom, Trumpet
Charlie Morillas, Trombone
Wendell Kelly, Bass Trombone
Tim Emmons, Upright Bass
Albert Berk, Drums
Jason Goodman, Percussion
Brian Kilgore, Percussion (5, 7, 9, 13)
Violins: Mei Chang (concertmaster), Nancy Roth, Mike Markman
Kevin Kumar, Rebecca Chung, Neil Samples
Serena McKinney, Kevin Connolly
Violas: Jennis Hansen, Harry Shirinian
Cellos: Trevor Handy, Garik Terzian
Bass: Geoff Osika

And of course it would never have sounded this great without:
Recorded by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mixed by Steve Genewick at The Stewart House, Los Angeles, CA
Pro Tools Engineers at Capitol Studios: Nick Rives, Jeff Fitzpatrick
Additional vocal editing: John Hendrickson
Mastering Engineer: Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios and Mastering, Hollywood, CA

So, all that being said, if you are voting this year:
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
For the 59th Grammy Awards
ACT THREE: ACT THREE
BEST ARRANGEMENTS (Audio Links below)

Remember, you can vote for up to 5 entries per category!

* Best Arrangement, Instrument or A Cappella (arranged and orchestrated by Michael Patterson): “Overture: I’ve Got The World on a String / But Not For Me” https://youtu.be/2Dr2MB8fiVs or (Recording Academy members only) filter by artist "Act Three" on https://www.grammypro.com/community/groups/fyc/63-arrangement-instrumental-or-cappella/294851

* Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged and orchestrated by John Sawoski): “Moonlight in Vermont” https://youtu.be/uQGnuvRWG2g or (Recording Academy members only) filter by artist "Act Three" on https://www.grammypro.com/community/groups/fyc/64-arrangement-instruments-and-vocals/294861

* Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged and orchestrated by John Sawoski): “It’s All Right With Me” https://youtu.be/3J3ue-2NuL0 or (Recording Academy members only) filter by artist "Act Three" on https://www.grammypro.com/community/groups/fyc/64-arrangement-instruments-and-vocals/294861

* Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged by John Sawoski & Michael Patterson; and orchestrated by Michael Patterson): “But Beautiful / It Could Happen to You” https://youtu.be/qDr7sNLtziY or (Recording Academy members only) filter by artist "Act Three" on https://www.grammypro.com/community/groups/fyc/64-arrangement-instruments-and-vocals/294861
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For your 2016 Grammy consideration, four entries to consider for Best Arrangement (scroll down to listen). All four songs are on the jazz vocal album Act Three (Featuring Act Three – Lynn O’Hearn Wagner, Billy Grubman, & Judy Whitmore, Produced by John Sawoski and co-produced by Michael Patterson) Buy now on Amazon, or stream entire album to preview on YouTube.

“Overture: I’ve Got The World on a String / But Not For Me”: Best Arrangement, Instrument or A Cappella (arranged and orchestrated by Michael Patterson): https://youtu.be/2Dr2MB8fiVs

* Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged and orchestrated by John Sawoski): “Moonlight in Vermont” https://youtu.be/uQGnuvRWG2g

* Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged and orchestrated by John Sawoski): “It’s All Right With Me” https://youtu.be/3J3ue-2NuL0

* Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged by John Sawoski & Michael Patterson; and orchestrated by Michael Patterson):
“But Beautiful / It Could Happen to You” https://youtu.be/qDr7sNLtziY



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For your Grammy consideration:
Best Jazz Vocal Album (Featuring Act Three - Lynn O'Hearn Wagner​, Billy Grubman​, & Judy Whitmore​, Produced by John Sawoski and co-produced by Michael Patterson) Buy now on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L4TQ4HI/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_t2_ip1ZxbM0GNQN4, or stream entire album to preview at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt8Gn7W8C2YSeWf1BM6-IMvA4x9YDXgJ3

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged and orchestrated by John Sawoski): "Moonlight in Vermont" https://youtu.be/uQGnuvRWG2g?list=PLt8Gn7W8C2YSeWf1BM6-IMvA4x9YDXgJ3 and "It's All Right With Me" https://youtu.be/3J3ue-2NuL0?list=PLt8Gn7W8C2YSeWf1BM6-IMvA4x9YDXgJ3

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (arranged by John Sawoski & Michael Patterson; and orchestrated by Michael Patterson) "But Beautiful / It Could Happen to You" https://youtu.be/qDr7sNLtziY?list=PLt8Gn7W8C2YSeWf1BM6-IMvA4x9YDXgJ3

Buy now on Amazon, or stream entire album to preview at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt8Gn7W8C2YSeWf1BM6-IMvA4x9YDXgJ3

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Moonlight In Vermont 3:28 Blackburn/Suessdorf (Johnny R Music/Michael H. Goldsen Inc)
Featuring: Judy Whitmore, Vocals. Phil Feather, Tenor Sax

John Sawoski, Pianist / Musical Director
Phillip Feather, Tenor Saxophone / Clarinet
Timothy Emmons, Upright Bass
Albert Berk, Drums

Strings Arranged and Conducted by John Sawoski
Violins: Chung-Mei Chang (concertmaster), Nancy Roth, Mike Markman
Kevin Kumar, Rebecca Chung, Neil Samples
Serena McKinney, Kevin Connolly
Violas: Jennie Hansen, Harry Shirinian
Cellos: Trevor Handy , Garik Terzian
Bass: Geoffrey Osika
Producer: John Sawoski
Co-Producer: Michael Patterson

Recorded by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mixed by Steve Genewick at The Stewart House, Los Angeles, CA
Pro Tools Engineers at Capitol Studios: Nick Rives, Jeff Fitzpatrick
Additional vocal editing: John Hendrickson
Mastering Engineer: Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios and Mastering, Hollywood, CA
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