Paul St-Amand is a singer, trumpeter & composer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A versatile jazz and classical musician, he has performed alongside many of the east coast's best as a bandleader and sideman.
With his band Blue Spirits, Paul received a 2017 Music NS Award nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year for their album Liquid Courage. He's also a member of popular Halifax dance band Son Latino, and was a long-time member of Unidentified Funk Object, earning a 2016 ECMA nomination for Soul/R&B Recording of the Year.
Paul founded the Bedford Brass Quintet in 2011. The chamber ensemble was voted among the top three classical artists in Halifax by readers of The Coast in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, Paul's quintet composition The Eagle and Shield was chosen as Dalhousie University's official bicentennial anthem.
FEB '18 - Composition The Eagle and Shield chosen as Dalhousie University's official bicentennial anthem
SEPT '17 - NS Music Award nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year (with Blue Spirits)
JULY '17 - Featured on CBC Radio's East Coast Music Hour
JUNE '17 - Debut album Liquid Courage released (with Blue Spirits)
NOV '16 - Silver ranking for Favourite Classical Artist in The Coast's Best of Halifax poll (with Bedford Brass Quintet)
SEPT '16 - ECMA Nomination for Soul/R&B Recording of the Year (with Unidentified Funk Object)
"[St-Amand]'s trumpet playing is just that good. It really is a special sound." - Bill Roach, East Coast Music Hour
"Creative melodies that are both at once original and steeped in history... Liquid Courage is a highly recommended debut for fans of the genre and serves as a promise of even greater things to come from this talented group." - Clinton Charlton, The East