Bria Skonberg is a young trumpeter//vocalist from Canada. She has toured the world, playing major festivals and venues, while basing in New York City. Bringing the tradition of Louis Armstrong into the 21st Century, she writes compelling original tunes, plays sublime, swinging trumpet and sings with a fetching, angelic tone.
"...this fresh-faced 27-year-old trumpeter and vocalist brings considerable chops and charm to a venerable heritage." -- Will Friedwald, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
When not leading her own groups, she can often be heard in the Nicholas Payton Big Band, and at clubs and concerts alongside stellar musicians like Bucky Pizzarelli, Warren Vache, Howard Alden and Harry Allen.
Her new album, SO IS THE DAY, is comprised of mostly original compositions; the album features an all-star lineup of John Pizzarelli, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Ulysses Owens, Jr. and others.