Monday - February, 19 @ 6:00pm
"Singer/Songwriter Tavonna Miller emerged from Los Angeles performing her heartfelt and soulful songs for large and small audiences alike. With the release of her albums, “Peace, Love & the Lack Thereof” in February 2012 & "The Beauty of Believing" in July 2016 the Pop-Soul songwriter contributes bodies of work to the world of music that express her artistic observations. In her quest to continue creating art that inspires, Tavonna has been blessed to watch her catchy tunes and down-to-earth stage persona be eagerly embraced by music lovers of all backgrounds.
Now Brooklyn-based, the Berklee College of Music alumni currently performs throughout Massachusetts, New York, & Philadelphia either self-accompanied on piano or backed by some of the best, local female musicians. “It’s so inspiring to perform and record with other like-minded and skilled women!”, Tavonna says of her all-female band. “My songs are presented to audiences with a professional polish that I believe is fostered by each player’s individual competitiveness and nurtured by the warmth and encouragement we share amongst each other.”
Described as having “that voice” by the Boston Weekly Dig newspaper, Tavonna’s vocal ability expands across many styles of performance including Soul, Rock, Gospel, & Opera. Coming from a family background of musicians, she was motivated at a young age to discover and explore the world of music to craft her own unique sound. SoulTracks recently praised her unmistakable vocal tone as one that "inspires a belief in something hopeful and bright". Tavonna’s sound is influenced by such legends as Stevie Wonder & Nina Simone and also by more contemporary influences like John Legend & John Mayer.
With their inclusion in commercial media catalogues, “Peace, Love, & the Lack Thereof” & "The Beauty of Believing" have taken Tavonna’s music to the UK, Finland, The Netherlands, and throughout America blessing her to be able to return to Scandinavian and Europen countries every year to perform her music live. “Having an international reach with my music has always been a goal. I’m absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to be heard in other countries besides my own.” It doesn’t matter what venue Tavonna performs in; she performs with a “Grammy Awards Show” standard. Greg from Resident Media Pundit writes, “...it won’t be long before she’s selling out venues like the House of Blues and The Orpheum. "
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.