Onyx Brass

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

Fanfares Available from 2nd March

We have two recording releases in 2018 to celebrate our 25th Birthday, and we are pleased to announce that the first one, Fanfares, is available from early March. Recorded by Chandos in April 2017, this ground breaking recording brings together fanfares from 20th Century British composers which have never been recorded before, and includes many…

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.