WATCH: Bria Skonberg Live At The Triple Door

Bria Skonberg developed her love of jazz in Chilliwack, B.C., and earned a JUNO Award for her 2016 album Bria. Skonberg’s sharp, lyrical trumpet work is equaled by an ebullient singing style and a stage presence that commands your attention. She has a love of traditional jazz, co-founding the New

The nu Trio Concert At Seattle Art Museum

Art of Jazz’s September concert at Seattle Art Museum featured the nu Trio. The trio consists of three veteran musicians, Nathan Breedlove on trumpet, Phil Sparks on bass and Brian Kirk on drums.  The combination of trumpet, bass and drums with no chordal instrument such as guitar or piano, allows

Seattle’s Jazz Iconoclasts, Bad Luck

Chris Icasiano and Neil Welch were both studying jazz at the University of Washington when they formed Bad Luck. Now, after more than a decade of thinking beyond the limits of genre classifications, the band and their fans have no need to define this music. Mixing free jazz with folk,

All-Star Big Band Tribute To David Marriott Sr.

Always one of the highlights of Centrum’s annual Jazz Port Townsend Festival is the big band performance, which takes place on Saturday afternoon.  Some of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers have directed this band in their own music, but this year was different.  Festival Artistic Director John Clayton, Jr