New York-based trumpeter/vocalist/songwriter Bria Skonberg has been performing since the age of 7. 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.
Since moving to New York she has appeared in concert halls and clubs like Symphony Space, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Birdland alongside the likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Nicholas Payton, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, Howard Alden and Scott Robinson.
She is an active advocate for young musicians, serving as a teacher, clinician and performer at several venues and band camps as well as programming, narrating and performing educational shows for students from K through College. Bria was also on the Board of Directors for her annual hometown Chilliwack Jazz Festival.
Bria’s American debut album, “SO IS THE DAY,” was released on Random Act Records April 2012. The session highlights her original songs and arrangements, and features musical luminaries Victor Goines, Wycliffe Gordon and John Pizzarelli.