Shaking up the jazz world with a fresh batch of golden standards and playful originals, Bria Skonberg is set to perform at Walton Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm as part of the Starrlight Jazz Club Series.
Coming off a recent Juno Award win for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (Canada’s version of The Grammys®), vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter, Bria Skonberg spins her cool and confident vocal style with timeless jazz chops into a program that playfully nods to tradition while always looking ahead.
Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” Bria Skonberg was recognized last summer as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine, and Vanity Fair cited her as a millennial “shaking up the jazz world.”
Skonberg is a self-described “small town girl” from Chilliwack, British Columbia, who hightailed it to Vancouver straight out of high school and earned a degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance. To date, she 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 her recent 2017 Juno win for Vocal Jazz Album of The Year for Bria, Best Vocal and Best Trumpet awards from Hot House Jazz Magazine(2014-15), Outstanding Jazz Artist at the New York Bistro Awards (2014),DownBeat Rising Star (2013-15) and a nominee for Jazz Journalists’ Association Up and Coming Artist (2013).
Single tickets start at $30 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.