Saturday, August 6, 2016

CANADA:Bria Skonberg- Bria (2016)

With a unique fusion of modern-day pop sensibility, combined with sizzling musicianship, Bria Skonberg makes a firm claim on fresh territory in the sophisticated pop landscape pioneered by Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall and Michael Bublé. Titled Bria, her debut album on Portrait Records features standards plus five original songs. Skonberg credits producer Matt Pierson with helping her tie together the best aspects of the music she s been exploring, in a quest to fuse my love of classic jazz with worldly rhythm, percussion, contemporary songwriting and more.
Noted as a Millennial Shaking Up the Jazz World, according to Vanity Fair, Bria Skonberg is a self-described small town girl from Chilliwack, British Columbia, who hightailed if to Vancouver straight out of high school and earned a degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance. She developed her songwriting chops while working with TV/jingle producer Paul Airey, known for his work with the likes of Warner Bros. studios and the National Hockey League. Skonberg is an established touring artist with numerous club and festival performances scheduled throughout 2016. In addition, in an upcoming issue of Down Beat magazine, she s recognized as one of 25 for the Future. All in all, it s an impressive present and even more promising future for this welcome new voice