Bria Skonberg

January "THAW" Music Fest
Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3pm
SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center

Bria Skonberg is a catalyst for all things jazz.  Hailing from West Coast Canada and now living in New York City, award winning trumpeter/vocalist/ composer BRIA SKONBERG is "poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation."  - Wall Street Journal.

Since moving to New York in in 2010 she has earned a Jazz Journalists’ Association nomination for “Up and Coming Jazz Artist of The Year” and has been included twice in DOWNBEAT Magazine’s Rising Star Critics‘ Poll. She has recently been honored with a New York Bistro Award for “Outstanding Jazz Artist” and swept the 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in all categories nominated: Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group for the Bria Skonberg Quartet. Since moving to New York she has headlined at major event spaces such as Symphony Space, Dizzy’s Coca Cola, the Iridium, Birdland and Cafe Carlyle. She has been featured on jazz luminary Wycliffe Gordon’s projects and studied with Warren Vache. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and instigative nature, she is now creating an adventurous style rooted in New Orleans jazz and blues featuring mostly her original compositions.  Her debut US release SO IS THE DAY (Random Act Records) peaked at #7 on the US National jazz charts; the 2014 follow up release INTO YOUR OWN features percussionist Mino Cinelu (Miles Davis, Weather Report).  She has volunteered at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, is Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Festival and a founding Director of the New York Hot Jazz Camp set to launch in 2016.

Her first professional gig was as a big band singer at age sixteen doubling on trumpet and she has since performed as a bandleader and guest artist at over 50 jazz festivals in North America, Europe, China and Japan. Bria is a graduate of Capilano University’s Jazz Degree Program and was featured in the 2010 Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics alongside Michael Kaeshammer with the Dal Richards Orchestra of which she was a member from 2006-2010.

Bria plays a Bach Stradivarius 43 trumpet and is a Bach/Conn-Selmer Artist.  

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Performance Time:
Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8pm
SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center

Ticket Pricing   Adult  Children -12
Saturday $22.50 $15.00

*$5.00 tickets available for middle/high school band & music students.  Contact the box office for details!



Bria Skonberg: New York Nights preview