Bria Skonberg Quintet will heat things up on Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 pm as part of Louis Armstrong House Museum's Hot Jazz / Cool Garden concert series.
In its 9th season, Hot Jazz / Cool Garden concerts feature traditional jazz bands that play and promote the music of Louis Armstrong. Tickets are $15 and include historic house tour.
Bria Skonberg Quintet features New York based trumpeter/vocalist/songwriter Bria Skonberg. Originally from Chilliwack, BC Canada, Bria has been a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China and Japan. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of worldwide fun, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans and blues with swing, pop and world music influences.
Performing along with Bria, the Bria Skonberg Quintet features Ehurd Asheri on piano, Jason Brown on drums, Peter Anderson on reeds and Kelly Friesen on brass.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live Jazz in Louis' backyard.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. Guided 40-minute house tours start every hour on the hour. The last tour of the day is at 4:00 pm. The gift shop, exhibit area and garden can be explored before or after the tour. Parking is available within the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway via the 7 train.
Camp and tourist groups are encouraged. Reservations can be made at www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org.