Bria Skonberg
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At age 25, jazz trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg has been performing on stage for over 20 years. Originally from Chilliwack, she now resides in Vancouver, BC, where she has completed a Degree in Jazz Performance from Capilano University.  Since getting into jazz ten years ago she has been featured as a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China and Japan. In July of 2009 she was one of four performers in a Young Artists’ Showcase at the Jazz a Juan Festival in Antibes, France.  She has been the recipient of the CBC Jazz Award of Merit (2006), and the Kobe Jazz Street Friendship Award in 2007. Early in 2008 she was a guest on Riverwalk Jazz with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, and is often a featured performer with Canadian Icon Dal Richards in Vancouver. She is an active advocate for young musicians, working as a teacher/alumni at the Sacramento Jazz Camp and Camp Heebie Jeebies in Port Angeles, as well as programming, narrating and performing educational school shows for students ranging from Kingergarten to College.  Intent on giving back, she is also a