234 Hilderbrand Drive
Sandy Springs, GA, 30328
Doors 12:30 PM / Show 1:30 PM
Originally from Chilliwack, BC, New York based trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg has been performing for over 20 years.
She has represented Canada as a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China and Japan. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of world-wide fun, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans and blues with swing, pop and world music influences.
In July of 2009 she was one of four performers selected for an International Young Artists' Showcase at the Jazz a Juan Festival in Antibes, France. She has been the recipient of the CBC Jazz Award of Merit (2006), and the Kobe Jazz Street Friendship Award given at the Breda Jazz Festival in Holland in 2007. Early in 2008 Bria was a guest on Riverwalk Jazz with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band representing the "Next Generation of Jazz". Bria was a featured performer in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Olympic Games alongside Michael Kaeshammer and Canadian Icon Dal Richards. Since moving to New York she has began studying with renowned trumpeter Warren Vache and performed with the likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Nicholas Payton, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon and Scott Robinson.