The 21st annual Jazz for Juvenile Diabetes Benefit concert will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in West Hartford Center.
The performer is Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg. She is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine (Summer 2016), Skonberg is signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records, and released her debut LP, simply titled BRIA, in 2016. The stunning album won the 2017 Canadian Juno Award from “Vocal Jazz Album” of the year. She released her second album “With A Twist” in May 2017 to critical acclaim. Wielding a unique blend of modern-day pop sensibility and sizzling musicianship, Skonberg aims for a sense of allure on her new collection. Elite jazz chops, artfully mixed with worldly rhythms and contemporary songwriting, result in a sophisticated pop sound closely resembling that of Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, and Harry Connick Jr.
Nate Chinen of the NYTimes says:
Skonberg has become the shining hope of hot jazz on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day, and the wholesome glow of youth.
The event includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, drinks and dessert catered by Russell’s Global Cuisine.
Tickets are $150/person. For further information please call the JDRF at (860) 470-0020 or Steven Sussman at (860) 614-0770.