Skonberg to close Oxford American jazz series

By Austin DuVall
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

LITTLE ROCK — Trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg will close the Oxford American Jazz Series, sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas’s College of Fine Arts and Communication, March 17 at South on Main in downtown Little Rock.

Known for her classical jazz knowledge, original compositions and New Orleans-inspired stylistic fusions, British Columbia-native Skonberg was said by the Wall Street Journal to be “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Her U.S. debut album, So Is the Day, peaked at No. 7 on the Jazz Radio Charts.

The performance is the fourth and final show of this season’s Oxford American Jazz Series, a smaller part of the magazine’s 2015-2016 Concert Series at South on Main, 1304 Main St. in Little Rock. Doors open at 6 p.m., at which time patrons may purchase dinner and drinks while they wait for Skonberg’s concert at 8 p.m.

“There’s something about this venue and the intimacy of the South on Main stage that’s just perfect for jazz,” Terry Wright, dean of UCA’s College of Fine Arts and Communication, said.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $30 for reserved seating and $32 for premium reserved seating. For more information about ticket pricing and how to purchase them, visit and click “Jazz Series 2015-2016.”

For additional information, contact Wright at (501) 450-3293 or

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