Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.”
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. While in university she juggled working every weekend, traveling to festivals and shows, plus cramming in schoolwork – all while on the road.
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.
“I play jazz because it’s the closest I can get to flying,” Says Skonberg, “spreading joy, relating the human experience, and putting good into the world to counteract the negative. I want to make music that makes people feel, and think.”