Janiva Magness has decided to perform additional sets at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2016 instead of her Sydney & Melbourne performances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and all ticket holders will receive a full refund from the place of purchase.
Janiva looks forward to performing in these cities in the future.
“one of the "real deals" out there" - Bettye LaVette ?
"One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul…Thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money." – MOJO
“Magness sings superbly, with a scorching intensity.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Along with her world-class road band, Detroit-born Blues powerhouse Janiva Magness will bring her dynamic live show to Australia in 2016.
With 25 Blues Music Award nominations and seven wins over an illustrious career spanning eleven albums, Janiva is a powerful vocalist with timbre likened to Melissa Etheridge and Bonnie Raitt.
Magness is among the premier Blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. She is also a charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows.
She most recently garnered the Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Award (her fifth win in this category), bringing her to seven wins, and she also won the coveted Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (she is only the second woman to ever win this Award, Koko Taylor being the first).
Having just released her eleventh studio album Original, a beautifully put-together album spanning Blues, Rock & Soul, Magness delivers the most powerful and intimate album of her career.
On Original, produced by Dave Darling (Glen Campbell, Dominique Pruitt, Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Def Leopard, Motley Crew, Meredith Brooks, Dan Hicks, John Waite), Janiva lays her soul bare, singing of the beauty of hope and heartache, resolve and redemption, looking back and moving forward.
Bluesfest Touring can’t wait to share the dynamic, soul-shaking talent of this amazing performer with audiences in 2016.
Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest