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Hailing from Chilliwack, BC, 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. 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. Since moving to New York in 2010 she has headlined at Symphony Space, Birdland, The Iridium, Dizzy's and Cafe Carlyle. She has been featured on Wycliffe Gordon’s projects, studied with Warren Vache, experimented with electronic effects and presented a gig fusing jazz and stand up comedy...
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Awards

New York Bistro Award "Outstanding Jazz Artist" 2014 DOWNBEAT Magazine Rising Star 2013/2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Fans Decision 2014 -Best Jazz Artist -Best Trumpet -Best Female Vocalist -Best Group (Bria Skonberg Quartet) Jazz Journalists' Association nomination for "Up and Coming Jazz Artist of The Year" 2013
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    So is the Day

    Random Act Records
    2012
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So is the Day

Random Act Records (2012)
”If the Nu Hot Jazz movement has produced one indisputable star, it is the dynamic trumpet diva Bria Skonberg, who hasn't only galvanized the neo-traditional scene, but, lately, moved beyond it.”  Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

Re: The Hot Jazz Festival ”Among the scene’s newer catalysts is Ms. Skonberg, 30, who has earned accolades not only for her trumpet playing, in the lineage of Louis Armstrong, but also for her singing, in a softer, slinkier mode.”  Nate Chinen, The NY Times 

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