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Friday January 17, 2020

From https://www.nsnews.com/

Jazz trumpeter Bria Skonberg pays tribute to the blues with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
By: BEN BENGTSON

“Bria Skonberg wants to showcase all the colours of the blues.

As the trumpeter and singer contemplates the quintessential American music that Willie Dixon once referred to as ‘the roots’ while ‘the other musics are the fruits,’ she notes it’s important to know that the sound of the blues is much more than just doom and gloom.

Wynton Marsalis once said that ‘everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle,’ while Buddy Guy has opined that people think the blues is sad, but when ‘B.B. King sings ‘I got a sweet little angel/I love the way she spreads her wings,’ that don’t sound too sad to me!’

The blues, she says, encompasses a rainbow of colours and a symphony of emotions. She’ll be adding her contribution to that bluesy discourse as she sings it from Billie Holiday to Bob Dylan over two nights with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra”

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