With a background in American Theatre, as an actor-director, Vic Janusz was offered a nightly, 6-month contract as a piano soloist in 1998 by the Seattle Sheraton Towers and Janusz was in music full-time. His numerous cabaret hits as a singer-pianist include the popular "Phoenicia and Vic Shows" with Wade Madsen .He has accompanied singers as diverse as jazz singer Greta Matassa and El Vez. One of Seattle's most in demand pianomen, either as soloist or frontman, Janusz has been represented at CANLIS (VJ Trio has headlined at 6 New Year's Eve Galas), the Fairmont, and numerous country clubs. Vic performed at The 6th Annual Yale Cabaret Conference & Concert in New Haven Connecticut in the Summer of '08.
His debut CD "Hands Solo" (VIM 5338)--an instrumental -- released in 2002, features piano solos, piano & bass duets, and three original tunes. Reissue: February 2005.
"COSMO STREET" his first CD as Singer/Pianist, spotlights Vic as songwriter on half the album's twelve tracks, and features a line-up of Northwest All-Stars: Saxaphonist MARK TAYLOR, Electric & Upright Bassist SPENCER HOVESKELAND (one-half of the "Bottom Line Duo"), and drummer JEREMY JONES.
Eight more musicians guest on various tracks.
Produced By Victor Janusz & Mike Strickland.
On VIM RECORDS (VIM 5339)