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 Minneapolis/St. Paul-based bands as well as a solo performer and choral accompanist around Minnesota and Wisconsin. 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!

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...


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