Traveling From: Saskatoon
Fees:up to $2,500
Born in Czechoslovakia 1958 Martin Janovsky is one of Saskatoon’s most gifted and hardest working entertainers. Janovsky’s stage performance consists of music and comedy. Travel with Martin around the world as he takes you on a musical journey through different countries and styles. From ragtime to classical medleys, the sound of the sweet French accordion to the contemporary piano hits of the 20th century with a touch of melancholy Andrew Lloyd Webber classics, Martin’s repertoire is accessible to any listener.
Experience: Martin Janovsky studied piano and composition at the Conservatory of Prague before touring Europe extensively with his own trio. He graduated from the Prague’s Conservatory in 1978 and spent 2 years at the Academy of Music before touring Europe extensively, first with the Prague Big Band and later, then with his own trio. He holds the Licentiate diploma of Trinity College of music in London England.
After a stint in 1984 as house pianist in the Le Loiusiana Cabaret in Saint Malo, France, Janovsky moved to Canada and launched Hipcheck. Two years later things began to pick up when Janovsky and his band Hipcheck were asked to be the house band at the Saskatchewan Pavilion at Expo ’86 in Vancouver. While at Expo, Martin formed some lasting musical connections, among them Billy Andrusco and singer Henri Loiselle. His association with both men continued when he returned home, and performances with Loiselle and The Billy Andrusco Trio were soon added to his already busy schedule with Hipcheck. Throughout his hectic performing schedule, Martin also made time to compose. He has written for The Jeux Canada Games, the Grand opening of Saskatchewan Place, the 1991 Canadian Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the 1992 Saskatchewan Summer Games. He also started Janovsky Studios to teach and tutor students in Classical and Jazz music.
Performance Style: Janovsky’s stage performance consists of music and comedy. The comedy revolves around Martin’s (supposed) misunderstanding of the English language. Being new to Canada he finds it hard to understand our language (or so he would have you think). Martin Janovsky finds new meanings in old sayings. Martin’s first love is the piano and when he touches the keys the high energy performance really comes alive. The repertoire consists of novelty songs and some traditional songs from his home country.
Why hire Martin Janovsky? Janovsky’s ‘clean’, non-offensive humour has made his one man musical comedy show a hit with audiences of all ages. His comedy performance adds class to any event. Martin performs in a tuxedo and an added touch is to use a grand or baby grand piano for the performance.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Corporate Events, Private Events, Charity Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, and Comedy Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665.
“We had the pleasure, recently, to hear Martin Janovsky at our CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Conference, “Seasoned and Sound”. As the conference chair, I wanted to personally thank Martin for joining us and providing such entertainment. As pension and benefit professionals, we have passion for what we do, but I’m not sure there are many of us who can light up a room and show that passion in our faces. Many of the delegates commented that they would have loved to experience more of his artistry on the piano. What an amazing pianist! He did a wonderful job – please pass along my thanks to him.”
“The only complaint was that we didn’t book him for the entire evening!”
“Martin Janovsky was fabulous! His music talent and versatility was a delight. Our volunteers deserved the best and I believe Martin Janovsky gave us his best! The volunteers gave Martin a standing ovation.”
Ste Rose General Hospital
“Mr. Janovsky was a huge success as entertainer after our Conference banquet. We had a group of approximately 350 people attend the banquet and heard nothing but rave reviews. As a pianist he is absolutely remarkable, and combined with his entertainment was a real hit!”
“What can we say about Martin? He is one of a kind, an excellent pianist as well as a very entertaining comedian. Put the two together and you have a very dynamic individual. I have to say it is the only Christmas Party I have been at that our entertainment got a standing ovation. Congratulations Martin you did an outstanding job!”
Deloitte & Touche
Sask. Ready Mix Concrete Assoc.
City of Saskatoon
Insurance Brokers Assoc.
Potash Company of Sask.
Alberta Irrigation Projects Assoc.
Deloitte & Touche
Service Employees International Union