Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Janiva Magness Coming to Seattle in March 2011

Touring in support of her new release The Devil is an Angel Too, Janiva Magness will be at Seattle's Jazz Alley March 1-2, 2011. Her band members will include Zach Zunis (guitar), Gary Davenport (bass), Jim Alfredson (keys), and Matt Tecu (drums). While in the Pacific NW, Janiva will also be performing at The Upstage in Port Townsend on March 5th, Jazzbones in Tacoma March 4th, and at The Yale in Vancouver, BC on March 6th.

I'm Feelin' Good Award-winning vocalist Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty and beauty born from her life experience. A charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is a gutsy and dynamic musical powerhouse. She received the coveted 2009 Blues Music Awards for B.B. King Entertainer of The Year (she is only the second woman to ever win this award, Koko Taylor being the first) and for Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year, an honor she also received in 2006 and 2007. She has received eleven previous Blues Music Award nominations, is a 2010 Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year Nominee by DownBeat Magazine.

In the last few years she seems to have really hit her stride, creating powerful and soulful blues, R&B and soul music. She offers more of the same on her new CD The Devil is an Angel Too (April, 2010), with a voice and style that keeps growing and maturing. The vocals are both more potent and more subtle, her band ever more smooth and tight.

The songs on The Devil is an Angel Too, all seem to lean toward stories of life rich with meaning and full of emotion. They've all been carefully chosen and paced, and she sings them all beautifully. The arrangements are just right, sharp and snappy, smooth and soulful, but never intruding, always complementing the vocals.

Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty and beauty born from her life experience. She continues to be a charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows; Magness is a gutsy and dynamic musical powerhouse. For show information and details, visit jazzalley.com.

1 comment:

  1. Our apologies to The Upstage in Port Townsend. We originally left out the fact that Janiva will be playing there on March 5th while she is in the NW. We've updated the post to reflect that. The Upstage is a great venue here in the NW. Check out other posts by searching for The Upstage on this blog!

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