JAZZ ROOM presents: Bria Skonberg Quartet
November 18 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
One event on November 17, 2023 at 8:15 pm
One event on November 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm
One event on November 18, 2023 at 9:15 pm
“A MILLENNIAL SHAKING UP THE JAZZ WORLD”, ~ Vanity Fair
One of the most versatile musicians on the jazz scene today, trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg and her quartet make their JAZZ ROOM debut. This award-winning Canadian-born “Trumpeter, Singer, Songwriter, Instigator” is best known for her unique compositions, blending many influences, from soulful classics to country to modern jazz.
Dubbed “the shining hope of hot jazz” by the NY Times, Bria Skonberg is a trailblazing trumpeter, vocalist and songwriter who has been a featured artist at hundreds of festivals and stages the world over, including New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Kobe, Monterey, Breda, Newport and Montreal Jazz Festivals.
Described as “one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal), Bria has performed with Jon Batiste, Wycliffe Gordon, Stephane Wrembel, Steven Bernstein and U2.
She has been at the forefront of a revival of classic American music as both a performer and educator, programming concerts and workshops for students. A 3X Juno Award Nominee, Bria’s debut LP on Sony Masterworks won for Best Jazz Vocal Album and made the Top 5 on Billboard jazz charts. Bria has recorded on over 25 albums and recently released her sixth studio solo album “Nothing Never Happens.” A 6x Downbeat Rising Star, further accolades include the Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing Award, Best Vocal and Best Trumpet from Hot House Jazz Magazine and Outstanding Jazz Artist at the Bistro Awards. She brings her own signature sounds of fiery trumpet playing, smoky vocals and storytelling together with adventurous concoctions of classic and new.
The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.
Thank you to our JAZZ ROOM contributors: Bank of America, South Arts, Knight Foundation, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Alice L Walton Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Infusion Fund.