OCTOBER 30 2017 Bria Skonberg Performs Jazz with a Twist at Walton Art Center

Bria Skonberg Performs Jazz with a Twist at Walton Art Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 30, 2017 – Shaking up the jazz world with a fresh batch of golden standards and playful originals, Bria Skonberg performs at Walton Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm as part of the Starrlight Jazz Club Series.

Single tickets start at $30 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter, Bria Skonberg re-imagines the world in her new album, With a Twist. Coming off a recent Juno Award win for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (Canada’s version of The Grammys®), Skonberg spins her cool and confident vocal style with timeless jazz chops into a program that playfully nods to tradition while always looking ahead.


Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” Bria Skonberg was recognized last summer as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine, and Vanity Fair cited her as a millennial “shaking up the jazz world.”

Skonberg is a self-described “small town girl” from Chilliwack, British Columbia, who hightailed it to Vancouver straight out of high school and earned a degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance. To date, she has performed at some 100 festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp and New York Hot Jazz Festival.

Further accolades include her recent 2017 Juno win for Vocal Jazz Album of The Year for Bria, Best Vocal and Best Trumpet awards from Hot House Jazz Magazine (2014-15), Outstanding Jazz Artist at the New York Bistro Awards (2014), DownBeat Rising Star (2013-15) and a nominee for Jazz Journalists' Association Up and Coming Artist (2013).

For more information, visit www.waltonartscenter.org. 

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.