The euphoric buzz of New York, over cocktails on the edge of evening, alive with possibilities… anything goes.
Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg re-imagines it all on her new album, With a Twist. Coming off a recent Juno Award (Canada’s version of The Grammys) for her first collection, Bria, Skonberg spins her cool and confident vocal style—and her sleek and timeless jazz chops—into a program that playfully nods to tradition while always looking ahead.
Of the mood she was going after on With a Twist Skonberg says: “The inspiration was love and adventure, and the many twists and turns and tunnels you can get into. It’s a little about my time in New York, a little bit of cocktail culture. The musical inspiration was a modern-day Esquivel, Perez Prado, maybe some Spike Jones. It’s just important to me to put some love and positivity out into the world right now.”
I think this sounds great – boppy, bouncy, fresh and fun.
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.”