Random Act Artist BRIA SKONBERG hails from Chilliwack, B.C. and a musical family; she now resides in New York City. Although influenced by all the great trumpeters, Louis Armstrong is at the center of her heart. With her memorable compositions and compelling vocals,Bria brings a modern flair to traditional jazz. Her unique combination of style, skill, taste and swing positions her as one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.
She performs at clubs such as Birdland and Iridium in New York, and at festivals and venues around the world. Whether leading her own bands or performing with diverse groups like the Nicholas Payton Big Band, or smaller ensembles including the likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, and Warren Vache, Bria’s rare beauty shines through her sublime trumpet playing, angelic singing and heartfelt compositions.
Her debut as a Random Act Artist So Is The Day came out in April 2012.