Jano Janosik

Jano Janosik, Stewboss drummer and noisemaker was raised in Portland, Oregon and started playing the skins at the early age of 12 after a failed attempt at the trumpet. Here are some other interesting tid-bits about Jano…


What were the last three records you fell in love with?
Patty Griffin – Flaming Red
Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
Jet – Get Born

What are some of the things you love doing, other than playing music?
Playing with my son.

When was your last fistfight?
With my best friend at the time in 1992, it was ugly. There were no winners.

My first kiss was with…
A beautiful girl named Rhonda that lived down the street from me when I was 12. We were playing spin the bottle with the other neighborhood kids. It was great! I’ll never forget it.

What musician did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was 12 to about 14 I wanted to be Peter Criss from Kiss.

Who is your favorite jazz musician of all time?
Well, It depends on what instrument. Standup Bass – Leroy Vinegar, Drums – Max Roach and Art Blakey, Piano – Thelonious Monk, Sax – Charlie Parker, Trumpet – Dizzy Gillespie.

How many miles away from France are you right now?
5661 miles (9110 km) (4919 nautical miles)

Were you a thumb-sucker?
Nope. I was a thumb licker.

What is your favorite Stewboss song, and why?
“Joy” because it is about not letting “The Man” bring you down.

The thing you believe is true that most people don’t believe…
That there are aliens among us.

Have you ever seen a ghost? A UFO? Tell us about it, kooky…
Yes, on the ghost. Maybe, on the UFO. If I tell you, THEY will come. Might have been probed.

What are you wearing right now?
Just one sock.

True or False: Is that your natural hair color?
True

The last time I called my mom was…
I’ve never called my mom “Was”!

Jano uses a 4 piece “Drum Workshop” black stain birch custom kit consisting of a 18X20 kick drum, 16X16 floor Tom, 10X12 rack tom, and 4 ½ X 14 natural maple snare drum. Jano also uses both “Sabian” and “Zildjian” cymbals.