Bria Skonberg Quintet
NY based trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg is "poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation." A 2013 DOWNBEAT Rising Star and JJA "Up and Coming Artist" nominee, her music traverses the rich history of New Orleans jazz to present day.
Bria Skonberg (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (reeds),
Dalton Ridenhour (piano), Sean Cronin (bass),
Darrian Douglas (drums)
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$15 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
Hailing from Chilliwack, BC, and now living in NYC, trumpeter/vocalist/composer Bria Skonberg is “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” (Wall Street Journal). In 2013 she has earned a Jazz Journalists' Association nomination for "Up and Coming Jazz Artist of the Year" and is included in DOWNBEAT Magazine's Rising Star Critics' Poll. Her original music focuses on innovation, while honoring tradition rooted in rich New Orleans classic jazz, world percussion, and contemporary soul. She has performed and/or recorded with Anat Cohen, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Chaka Kahn, Nicholas Payton, and Wycliffe Gordon. Joining her are Evan Arntzen from BC on reeds and her NY band of Sean Cronin on bass, Darrian Douglas on drums and Dalton Ridenhour on piano.