Home > Grantees > Victor Janusz

Victor Janusz

County: King County



Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2022
Learn About Grants for Artist Projects (GAP)


A Multi-disciplinary career has driven Victor Cabrera Janusz, a Seattle native, through a diversity of creative endeavors. For the last twenty-five years, he has been a fulltime Singer-Songwriter/Pianist, performing at many festivals and venues such as Canlis, Saltys on Alki, Columbia Tower Club, El Gaucho, the Royal Room, Tulas, among countless others. The most recent of his 5 Studio recordings is a retrospective, “A Song To Love: Music & Lyrics of Victor Janusz/ 2004–2020” which includes the single “Fruitcake Blues” a duet with Duffy Bishop. Janusz was Founding Artistic Director of Seattle’s TRIAD Ensemble Theatre (1987-94) directing more than thirty professional productions, and numerous cabaret acts. His one-man show about a ‘life at the keys’ titled “HANDS SOLO: Pianoman” (directed by Lori Larsen) world premiered at the Duplex in NYC, sold-out its two-week engagement in ACT Theatre’s 2014 Season, and at Palm Springs’ Arthur Newman Theatre. He has taught/lectured at Centrum in Port Townsend, University of Washington and in 1991 was invited to address the First Int’l Conference On Psycho-Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Amsterdam, regarding “Perceptions of AIDS in American Entertainment”. Since 2020, Cabrera Janusz has shifted his main focus to Writing-Directing, alongside his less rigorous music schedule. Short films include “The Bones of Richard III”” (2016, VJ Band) and a Holiday short “C3Q (See Three Queens)” (2021). The Mini-Feature “Still I Reach For You”–supported by Artist Trust–was filmed and completed in 2022, with a scheduled 2023 release. Says Janusz: “Whether I’m a piano soloist, singing, directing a play or making a film… it all comes down to storytelling.”

Artist External Links


Featured Works

Other Links

A Song to Love

Victor Janusz

Support Artists

We work hard serving thousands of individual artists across Washington State each year, but we can’t do it without you! Learn how you can support artists year-round.

Image: Peggy Piacenza, 2024 Fellowship Recipient

Learn More