Stu Janis

Stu Janis is a musician of skill and expressive sensibility. He has played music professionally since the early 1980s, and he is a performing member of several Twin Cities-based bands as well as a solo performer and choral accompanist. Hammered dulcimer, concertina, bowed psaltery, and handpan sing beneath his nimble fingers. From Irish jigs to oceanic ballads to soaring choral accompaniment to Jewish klezmer, Stu's music is pure enchantment!


  • Hammered Dulcimer
  • Tsimbl
  • Bowed Psaltery
  • Anglo Concertina
  • Handpan
  • Solo Performances

    Stu performs for weddings, dinners, parties, corporate events, art fairs, and any event where shimmering background music would enhance the mood.

    Greenwood Tree

    Celtic-flavored duo with flat-picking guitarist Bill Cagley. Greenwood Tree's unique sound blends traditional reels, jigs, waltzes, and American folk songs. More... 

    Eisner's Klezmorim

    Traditional and traditional-sounding Ashkenazi Jewish music in either a dance-band or string ensemble setting. More...

    Neptune's Keep

    Faeries and birds, moths and unicorns, narwhals and mermaids. Be transported to worlds steeped in the myth and magic of Earth's nature as well as of the Fae Realms. More...

    Choral Accompaniment

    Hammered dulcimer and concertina choral accompaniments, including works by Malcolm Dalglish, Diane Laura Rains, and others. More...


    Stu teaches hammered dulcimer at the Homestead Pickin' Parlor in Richfield, MN. Contact the Pickin' Parlor for scheduling; contact Stu with other questions. More...