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Trumpet Star Bria Skonberg Headlines 12th Annual Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society Fundraiser

May 24, 2017

Bria Skonberg_PR1_C.Palmgren2017 Juno Winner and trumpet/vocal star Bria Skonberg will be the featured performer at “Jazz Affair,” the Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society’s annual fundraiser for local student music programs, this Friday, May 26th, at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

The Chilliwack, BC, native has made a name for herself in New York and recently won the 2017 Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her self-titled Sony Music release Bria. In its citation the Juno Awards said, “Elite jazz chops, artfully mixed with worldly rhythms and contemporary songwriting, result in a sophisticated pop sound closely resembling that of Michael Bublé, Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr.”

Skonberg has received accolades from The Wall Street Journal, Downbeat, Vanity Affair and Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Wall Street Journal  described her as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.”

The evening includes a dinner, concert performances, silent auction, and raffles. Tickets are $60 per person and are available through the Port Theatre box office at 125 Front Street, Nanaimo. 250-754-8550. Doors open at 6 pm.

If you haven’t heard Skonberg before, with her sophisticated vocals and elegant trumpet lines, she’s definitely worth a listen.

 

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