Onyx Brass

Onyx Brass to launch Onyx Noir at the Vortex

We are so excited to announce that our NMC Recordings jazz project, Onyx Noir, will be launching at The Vortex Jazz Club, London on June 5th. Almost ten years in the planning, commissioning, recording and editing, come 8pm, we will present it to the world. The disc contains twelve new compositions all commissioned by ourselves…

Onyx returning to Cheddar to visit old friends

Our Year of Brass project is in full swing with Jackdaws and our next visit to Somerset sees us close to Cheddar, a favourite haunt of ours. What better idea than to pay a visit to Anne Higgs and her brass students at Kings of Wessex and Fairlands Schools. Therefore it gives us great pleasure…

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…