Fri, September 1, 2017
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2017-09-01 8:00 pm
Bria Skonberg: "Shaking Up the Jazz World" at Monty Alexander Jazz Festival at Avalon Theatre
Described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg grew up in a small town in British Columbia before moving in 2010 to New York City—or, as she says, the “mecca of jazz.” The Canadian songwriter’s rising-star status was confirmed when she received a 2017 Juno Award for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year for her 2016 album, Bria. Education is also important to the self-described “jazz history buff.” Skongberg is the co-founder of the New York Hot Jazz Festival and the New York Hot Jazz Camp, a week-long camp for adults that offers workshops, guest speakers, improvisation classes, and more.
Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover Street