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. In 2013 she earned a Jazz Journalists’ Association nomination for “Up and Coming Jazz Artist of the Year” and has been included in DOWNBEAT Magazine’s Rising Star Critics’ Poll the last two years. 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.
Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of worldwide adventure, Bria is now creating a style rooted in hot jazz, world percussions, soul, and electronic effects available on her newest album Into Your Own. She currently tours the world, headlining major clubs and festivals as well as programming music education workshops for all ages.