Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine (Summer 2016), Skonberg is newly signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records, and will release her debut LP, simply titled BRIA, on September 23, 2016.
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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
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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