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"What It Means" - Upcoming Album

The past few years have brought major life changes to everyone. In Bria Skonberg's case, in addition to the challenges of surviving as a professional musician during the pandemic, she experienced the joy of parenthood for the first time, two life-altering events that have together inspired her to feel a renewed sense of freedom in music making.

What It Means forges a way forward, in particular by returning to what inspired her in the first place: the sounds of New Orleans jazz. Recorded at Esplanade Studios during Mardi Gras of 2023, Bria is joined by an ensemble of established veterans and up and coming talent, including master Crescent City drummer Herlin Riley. This collection tells stories of life lessons that range from upbeat to down-to-earth to emotionally deep, all the while exhibiting both her mastery of the trumpet and her soulful and undeniably connective voice. Traditional jazz excursions such as "Petite Fleur" and "Elbow Bump;" a hard bop take on the Sonny & Cher hit "The Beat Goes On;" a duet with NOLA notable Gabrielle Cavassa on Van Morrison's "Days Like This;" a heartfelt dedication to her new child, John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy;" these and so many other tracks show how with her seventh studio album, Bria has solidified her artistry, mastering her signature style as one of the most distinctive artists in jazz.  

Stay Tuned for 2024 Release updates! 

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VILLAIN VANGUARD - Single, Jan. 2019

Available HERE!

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WITH A TWIST - SONY Masterworks 2017

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BRIA - SONY Masterworks 2016

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INTO YOUR OWN - Random Act Records 2014

(features world percussionist Mino Cinelu and 10% of proceeds go to the Human Rights Campaign)

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SO IS THE DAY - Random Act Records 2012

Bria's first recording on Random Act Records, SO IS THE DAY, is comprised of mostly original compositions; the album features an all-star lineup of John Pizzarelli, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Ulysses Owens, Jr. and others. 10% of all proceeds go to support The Jazz Foundation of America.


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FRESH - Lighter Than Air Records 2009

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(Only available in Japan)

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  • iTunes
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Colleen Clark Collective

Introducing Collen Clark 2014

The Morganville Four

Alone With My Dream

JazzRules 2012

Wycliffe Gordon

“Hello Pops” Tribute to Louis Armstrong 2011

Dal Richards Orchestra

Dal Richards and Friends "One More Time" 2009

Dal Richards and Friends 2008

Emily Asher (featuring Garden Party)

Dreams May Take You, 2012

Mighty Aphrodite Jazz Band

Sing, Dance, Play 2010

What A Little Moonlight Can Do 2009

Live In Arizona 2006

Meet The MAJB 2005

Big Bang Jazz Band

Big Bang Jazz Band, 2009

Life’s a Beach 2007

Live at the Hot Jazz Club 2006

Worth The Weight 2005

Eight To The Bar 2004

Open to Interpretation 2003 

No Fun Intended 2002

Solomon Douglas Swingtet

Soul Serenade featuring Kim Massey 2012

Live at The Legion 2010

Bria And Jim’s Borderline Jazz Band

Over Easy 2008

Trumpet Gumbo

Trumpet Gumbo 2008

Jon-Erik Kellso

Kellso’s BC Buddies

Buddies Nelson Boschman

Keeping Time

Keeping Time Vol. II


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