Trumpeter/Vocalist Bria Skonberg is “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” (Wall Street Journal)
A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Bria Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Her US debut album So Is The Day peaked at #7 on the National Jazz Charts, and featured original compositions and NOLA inspired stylistic fusions. Skonberg has been awarded the Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing! Award (2015), DownBeat Magazine Rising Star (2013-15), The New York Bistro Awards Outstanding Jazz Artist (2014), Hot House Magazine Best Vocal, Best Trumpet (2014-15), a nominee for Jazz Journalists' Association Up and Coming Artist (2013), and more. She is an educator, Co-Director/Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp, and Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Festival (2012), and a Bach/Conn-Selmer Artist.
Sponsored by John Jay and Gail Schwartz and VCU arts
Backline Sponsor: Ann Weinberg and Jerry Director
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