Onyx Brass

“easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain” – BBC Music Magazine

Happy Birthday Onyx!

Welcome to 2018 and our 25th birthday! Formed back in 1993 we are still pushing the medium of the brass quintet with as much enthusiasm and gusto even though some of us are a little more creaky and follicly challenged than way back then! We have a busy year to celebrate this, highlights which include…

Onyx to go to Somerset for “The Year of Brass”

We are pleased to announce that this February and March, we are teaming up with Jackdaws Music Education Trust to present a series of workshops for schools in Somerset as part of their The Year of… series. Begun in 2013, The Year of… series brings international musicians or ensembles to Somerset to work with children…

JAM on the Marsh 2017

Its that time of the year again for our visit to Romney Marsh and JAM on the Marsh Festival. Monday 10th July at the 230pm we will be giving a repeat performance of Tim Jackson’s Opening Night. This is our third year of the project and looking forward to meeting everyone again from the local…

Jazz Project Recording

Tuesday 6th June, is a big day in the Onyx calendar for this year as we start recording the twelve pieces that compose our jazz project. Recorded by NMC Records, and made possible by the contribution of an Open Award from the PRS Foundation, its something that has recently been a labour of love for…

Les Onyxbrasses Misterieuses

We wrote a while back about an upcoming Brass Day at Eton College. It was tremendous success, and we even got some great videos out of it. Here’s Bernard Hughes arrangement of “Les Barricades Misterieuses” by Couperin.

Three Days in the Life of Onyx Brass

Its coming up to our 25th Birthday and over the last quarter of a century we’ve expended a lot of energy pushing forward the medium of the brass quintet from many angles including performing, commissioning, arranging, recording and teaching. So hopefully, when the time comes to hang up our instruments, the brass quintet as an…

Onyx by the seaside!

Onyx Brass are off to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival on Sunday for a day by the sea. They’ll be performing for FREE all over the place. A couple of short blasts here and there, and then a longer recital at 4pm at the Eastern Shelter on Barry Island. You can find all the details…