Janiva Magness - photo by Greg Johnson

Janiva Magness – photo by Greg Johnson

“One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul…thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money.” – Mojo Magazine

One of the blues most electrifying entertainers, Janiva Magness returns to Portland for what is sure to be another spell-binding performance at Jimmy Mak’s on Thursday, March 6th. The awards and accolades attributed to Magness keep piling up, as in this last year alone she was honored with the Living Blues Readers’ Award for Blues Artist of the Year and took home two Blues Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “I Won’t Cry” from her latest Alligator Records release Stronger For It. She writes her music based on life experiences and delivers with strong emotion backed by a solid tight band. It is no wonder that she has also been awarded with the Blues Music Awards Entertainer of the Year recognition in the past and is a perennial nominee.

Jimmy Mak’s is located at 221 NW 10th. Showtime is 8:00. Tickets are available through tickettomato.com and are $13.00 general admission and $17.00 for guaranteed seating (dinner purchase required). 21 and over only. This is a CBA co-sponsored event, members showing their current membership card will receive a $1.00 discount at the door. Discount may also be used on-line when ordering tickets by using the code “cba.”