Jazz trumpet singer/songwriter Bria Skonberg plays Yavapai College
The “New York Daily News” said she “makes a diverse musical statement,” The “Wall Street Journal” called her “one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation and “Vanity Fair” called her a millennial who is “shaking up the jazz world.”
She’s Bria Skonberg, a New York-based Canadian singer/songwriter and jazz trumpeter who blends elite jazz skills with a flair for contemporary writing for a sophisticated sound and is coming for a performance at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Friday, Feb. 8
Her sound is reminiscent of Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Bublé, according to a news release from Yavapai College Marketing Specialist Michael Grady.
“Bria’s distinctive musical style, and her ability to alternate torrid trumpet riffs with her own smoky vocals, has made her a favorite on the jazz festival circuit,” the release states. “She has thrilled audienceas at the Monterey, Newport and New Orleans jazz festivals and at Lincoln Center.”
Skonberg’s 2012 album “So Is the Day,” showcasing a developing flair for original songs and new takes on standards” received rave reviews from critics and pushed her to the forefront of today’s musical talents, according to Skonberg’s online biography. She followed it up in 2015 with the album “Into Your Own” and received the distinguished Jazz At Lincoln Center Swing Award.
In 2016, she signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records and her debut LP, “Bria,” won a Canadian JUNO Award and made the Top Five on Billboard jazz charts. Her second Sony album, “With a Twist” released in 2017.
Not only has Skonberg’s music received more than 6 million streams online, she has also won the Best Vocal and Best Trumpet awards form Hot House Jazz Magazine, Outstanding Jazz Artist from the New York Bistro Awards, DownBeat Rising Star and she was nominated for Jazz Journalists Association Up and Coming Artist in 2013.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show start at $32 and are available online at www.ycpac.com, by calling 928-776-2000 or at the box office.
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is located at 1100 E. Sheldon St.
For more information on Skonberg, visit www.briaskonberg.com.
Attempts to reach Skonberg for an interview were unsuccessful.