Janis studied Jazzdrums in Berlin (HfM "Hanns Eisler), New York City (Aaron
Copland School of Music) and Sao Paulo (Conservatório de Tatuì). He currently
lives, plays and composes in Berlin, Germany.
His first album as a leader was released in september 2013 on Shoebillmusic.
It is entitled "In der Ferne" and features a quintet with musicians from Sweden,
Italy and Germany called BUMMELZUG EXPLOSION. The LP is a concept album
which is released in two parts. Part Two features a Septet. It will be released
in the spring of 2015.
Janis' second album as a leader will be released on Vinyl in November 2014