Primary Instrument: Trumpet
New York-based trumpeter/vocalist/songwriter Bria Skonberg has been performing for over 20 years. Originally from Chilliwack, BC Canada, she has been a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China and Japan. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of worldwide fun, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans and blues with swing, pop and world music influences.
Bria has garnered several accolades: In July of 2009 she was selected for the International Young Artists’ Showcase at the Jazz a Juan Festival in Antibes, France; she received the CBC Jazz Award of Merit (2006); and she was presented the Kobe Jazz Street Friendship Award at the Breda Jazz Festival in Holland in 2007. Early in 2008 Bria represented the “Next Generation of Jazz” as a guest on Riverwalk Jazz with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. She was proud to be a featured performer in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Olympic Games in Vancouver....