March is the month for jazz at BroadStage March 3, 2019 NEA Jazz master and seven-time GRAMMYⓇ winner Maria Schneider brings her expansive talent to BroadStage and her 18 piece orchestra to the Broad Stage. The following week on Friday March 10 One week later on Friday, March 10, trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg makes her BroadStage debut.
Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, imaginative, revelatory, riveting, daring, and beyond categorization.” Blurring the lines between genres, her varied commissioners stretch from Jazz at Lincoln Center, to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to the American Dance Festival, and include collaboration with David Bowie. She is among a small few to receive GRAMMYS in multiple genres, having received the award in jazz and classical, as well as for her work with David Bowie. Her latest double-album, Data Lords (2020), winner of two GRAMMY Awards, was named Jazz Album of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association and NPR, and winner of France’s prestigious Grand Prix de Académie du Jazz has melded her advocacy and art.
The Pulitzers described Data Lords as “an enveloping musical landscape of light and shadow, rendered by the many personalities of a large jazz ensemble, reflecting the promise of a digital paradise contrasted by a concentration of power and the loss of privacy.
Bria Skonberg who the Wall Street Journal described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation will link past and present with inventive arrangements from the traditional jazz repertoire, reinterpretations of contemporary classics, and original compositions.
She has been at the forefront of a revival of classic American music as a performer and educator, programming concerts and workshops for students of all ages. A 3 times Juno Award Nominee, Bria’s debut LP on Sony Masterworks won for Best Jazz Vocal Album and made the Top 5 on Billboard jazz charts.
Answering the question, “What trumpet players inspired you? Skonberg said, “Louis Armstrong, obviously. I didn’t have a private teacher and didn’t study classical music, so a lot of his solos were my education. Nicholas Payton. Kenny Ball, the English trumpet player, Clark Terry—I love him. I loved Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, other big-band singers.
Price – Tickets start at $45
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