Janet Todd is one of America's premier accordionists, an international jazz champion and World "Old Time" duet champion. She has traveled over 250,000 miles throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Far East playing in 23 countries and 27 states.
She plays a wide spectrum of music and stylizes it for audience high impact—from classics, semi-classics, polka, ethnic, Broadway, movie themes, American and international folk, bluegrass, patriotic, popular, to soft-jazz.
As a recording studio artist, her music has been used in films, videos, TV, CDs, and commercials. She knows how to entertain and has performed with stars on the West Coast and as they have traveled through her home-based Rockies.
Janet is a solo entertainer who also plays in everything from polka bands to the Utah Symphony, from jazz combos to a wide variety of "casual groups."
Reviews and articles say of Janet—"World Class," "a virtuoso," "dynamic," "distinguished," "rocked the house," "masterful in entertaining," "the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion," "great showmanship with personal and dynamic arrangements," "a fiery style," and on Utah Public Radio: "If you want to hear how the instrument is really fabulously played, go hear Janet Todd somewhere."
- Kimberley (Canada) International "Old Time" Accordion Championships (KIOTAC), Jazz Champion
- Kimberley (Canada) World "Old Time" Accordion Championships, Duet Champion (requirements of polka, waltz, schottische)
- Performing Arts Tour artist, Utah Arts Council
- Temple Square Performances Advisory Committee; Temple Square Concert Series Committee
- President, Salt Lake chapter, Utah Music Teachers Association
- Co-founder, vice president, Salt Lake Area Accordion Club
- Music studio owner, 15 years; music teacher over 20 years
- American Federation of Musicians, Local 104
- Early California years: Western States Accordion Festival Queen, Princess, and other competition performing titles (competition event for youth to collegiates)