Janiva Magness - photo by Greg JohnsonJaniva Magness continues to break new ground with every release she puts out. Her latest disc, Original, is filled with the tales of heartbreak and survival that has come to be known as Janiva’s trademark for first class blues music. Backed by a dynamic band and highly energetic on stage, there is a reason why she has consistently been heralded with Blues Music Awards over the years, including the much coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. She has the power to grasp your attention with the first phrase she sings and will collectively hold you in her trance throughout her performances.

Janiva Magness has long been a favorite of audiences in Portland. She will be returning to town for a show at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Saturday, July 19th. Downbeat will be at 9:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance at www.albertarosetheatre.com, $15.00 advance / $18.00 day of show. This is an all ages event, minors allowed when accompanied by a parent or guardian.