For your enjoyment we will be presenting preselected Jazz music on our virtual stage located on our website, chesapeakemusic.org >
Trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg is a remarkable force in the jazz scene—notorious for her “trad fusion” sound and steadily earning the reputation as Louis Armstrong’s modern-day counterpart.
You can catch her in action, virtually, as part of our continuing series, “Jazz Is Alive.”
“Ms. Skonberg has become the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day, and the wholesome glow of youth”
-Nate Chinen, New York Times
The trailblazing trumpeter has performed festivals and stages the world over, including New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and Montreal Jazz Festival—to name a few!
Described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” Skonberg’s rising-star status was confirmed when she won the 2017 Juno Award for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year for her 2016 crowd-funded album, Bria.
Click below to visit our virtual stage for her introduction and engaging selection of songs, including her newest music video “So Is The Day.“
We will undoubtedly be bringing Bria back to Easton for a live performance as soon as possible, but for now, let’s enjoy her wonderful music as best—and as safely—as we can.
Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time for the Performing Arts.
Chairman, Jazz Committee Chesapeake Music