Paul St-Amand

Trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Paul St-Amand has earned raves for his lyrical sound and expressive singing voice. With his band Blue Spirits, he received a 2017 Music Nova Scotia Award nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year for the album 'Liquid Courage'. He regularly partners with many of the region's finest jazz musicians, both as a sideman and as leader of the Paul St-Amand Trio/Quartet/Quintet. He is also a member of the popular Latin ensemble Son Latino.

Paul has recorded with a variety of rock, pop, jazz, and soul artists, including The Stanfields, Corey Isenor, Arsoniste, Almasy, and Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound. He was a longtime member of Unidentified Funk Object, with whom he received an ECMA nomination for Funk/Soul Recording of the Year.

Also an accomplished classical player, Paul is principal trumpet for the orchestra Nova Sinfonia, and a founding member of the Bedford Brass Quintet. The ensemble has twice been voted among the top three classical artists in Halifax by readers of The Coast. In 2018, Paul's original brass composition 'The Eagle and Shield' was chosen as Dalhousie University's official bicentennial anthem.