Video: Bria Skonberg pays jazzy tribute to a pop favorite
By Kevin Coughlin
One of the delightful surprises at Saturday’s Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival was Bria Skonberg.
With talent like that, she won’t be a surprise for long.
We’re betting The Pride of Chilliwack, B.C., becomes a household name. Which will make us… Chilliwackers? Chilliwackians?
All anyone really needs to know is that this 29-year-old trumpeting troubadour can light up a stage even when a roiling August sun is turning your eyelids into slabs of bacon. (See video.)
How did Bria slip under our radar? She made her east coast debut down the street, at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township, in 2008.
Her latest album is called Into Your Own, and you can contribute to her next crowd-funded project here.
Bria will perform at the Central Jersey Jazz Festival in Flemington on Sept. 18, 2015. And in November, she returns to the Bickford for a benefit show.
On behalf of music fans everywhere, we’d just like to say thank you, Bria.
Thank you for joining the jazz band in high school, instead of the girls hockey team.
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