The Working Artist Project
About This Show
The Working Artist project is our attempt to answer questions and confront challenges that artists face on a daily basis. We are taking the time to get to know artist from every field with the intent of debunking the myths, and shedding light on the realities of the artist at work.
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Bria Skonberg's Success Formula
5 days ago
After witnessing Bria's tenacity first hand it became increasingly important for me to shine a light on her innate ability to breath life into her dreams through hard work, focused leadership and vision. On this episode of The Working Artist Project, we explore Bria's past with the purpose of decoding her formula for success. Enjoy the show.
Connect with Bria here: http://www.briaskonberg.com
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New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described
as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal).
Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a
force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous
concoctions of classic and new.
Bria is signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records and released her debut LP in
September 2016, Bria, which won a Canadian JUNO award and made the Top 5 on Billboard
jazz charts. She collaborated again with producer Matt Pierson, as well as multi-Grammy winner
Gil Goldstein, for her second Sony album, With A Twist, released May 2017. Her take on
Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me To The End of Love” has garnered over 1.3 million streams.
Noted as a millennial “shaking up the jazz world,” (Vanity Fair), Bria Skonberg has played
festivals and stages the world over, including New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Monterey
Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and over a hundred more. She
recently performed the Star Spangled Banner at Madison Square Garden for an NHL game.
Originally from the small town of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Bria studied jazz and performance
at Capilano University in Vancouver while balancing a full road schedule with two bands. After
graduating, she traveled extensively, performing in China and Japan and throughout Europe.
When she wasn’t traveling, Bria was honing her chops with Dal Richards, Vancouver’s King of
Swing. Playing BC Place Stadium at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver capped off
this exciting period, with Bria featured at the Paralympics opening ceremony. Seeking new
challenges, Bria moved to New York city in September of 2010. Upon arrival she went to jam
with friends in Washington Square Park and an hour into playing world renowned trumpeter
Wynton Marsalis stopped to listen. He gave her a thumbs up.
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