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Bria Skonberg



Noted as a Millennial “Shaking Up the Jazz World,” according to Vanity Fair, Skonberg is a self-described “small town girl” from Chilliwack, British Columbia. She left for Vancouver straight out of high school and earned a degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance from Capilano University. But even as she absorbed the deep knowledge and disciplined work habits needed for a jazz career, she was also hustling hard to book her two bands. While in university she juggled working every weekend, traveling to festivals and shows, plus cramming in schoolwork - all while on the road.

When not traveling for her own gigs, she was building up her stage-show chops with Dal Richards, Vancouver’s King of Swing. Playing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver capped off this exciting period, with Bria featured at the Paralympics opening ceremony.

 In 2012 Bria released So Is The Day (Random Act Records); her first album on a US-based label. That collection showcased a developing flair for original songs with just the right amount of standards mixed in, and also featured a duet with the legendary John Pizzarelli, So Is The Day received rave reviews from critics, drawing comparisons to Norah Jones in The New York Daily News. In 2015, a year after her second album, Into Your Own, was released, Skonberg received the Jazz At Lincoln Center Swing! Award.

To date, Bria has performed at some 100 festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp and New York Hot Jazz Festival. Further accolades include Best Vocal and Best Trumpet awards from Hot House Jazz Magazine (2014-15), Outstanding Jazz Artist at the New York Bistro Awards (2014), a DownBeat Rising Star (2013-15), and a nominee for Jazz Journalists' Association Up and Coming Artist (2013).





Quotes


"Bria radiates an energy that is so refreshing to see, and her compositional chops are on par with her ability to swing!" 
- Bucky Pizzarell, legendary jazz guitarist

"Bria Skonberg looks like a Scandinavian angel (or Thor's girlfriend), plays trumpet like a red hot devil, and sings like a dream. Her new album, "So Is the Day" reveals that she's also a very capable bandleader and composer."
- Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal


Bria Skonberg’s new CD is like a breath of fresh air in a stuffy room…She has a voice that is pure and almost little girl in quality except on bluesy items where she displays some of the authority of Dinah Washington…This is a totally fun album and very contagious. There is never a dull moment…most of all there is the bright, inquisitive talents and spirit of Bria Skonberg who promises to be a mighty musical force.
- Marcia Hillman, New York Jazz Record





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All current PR Materials: http://sonymusicmasterworks.com/artist/bria-skonberg/

Master Clinic Syllabus

Photos

> Bria Skonberg Press Photo #1
> Bria Skonberg Press Photo #2
> Bria Skonberg Press Photo #3



Mp3 Samples

"Come_Into_Your_Own" from "Into Your Own" Random Act Records 2014 (mp3 sample)

"Julia" from "Into Your Own" Random Act Records 2014 (mp3 sample)

"Six_More_Weeks" from "Into Your Own" Random Act Records 2014 (mp3 sample)

"Go_Tell_It" from "Into Your Own" Random Act Records 2014 (mp3 sample)


Bria Skonberg - Keep Me in The Back of Your Mind (mp3 Sample)

Bria Skonberg - So Is The Day (mp3 Sample)

Bria Skonberg - Let Yourself Go (mp3 Sample)

Bria Skonberg - Big Yellow Taxi (mp3 Sample)


YouTube Videos

Bria Skonberg at The Jazz Standard with guest Victor Goines

Bria Skonberg- Let's Go All In

Bria Skonberg performs "Hotter than That" (Live 2013)

Bria Skonberg performs "Love Me, or Leave Me" (Live 2012)

Bria Skonberg performs "So is The Day" (Live 2012)

Bria Skonberg performs "Lucky Devil" (Live 2012)

 

Artist Web Pages

www.briaskonberg.com


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