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Onyx to Premiere Turnage New Work as Part of Birthday Celebrations

In under 2 weeks, one of the highlights of our 30th year is to take place at St. Bride’s Church London with the premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new work, Onyx 30. A co-commission with JAM, it will form part of their 2023 Music of Our Time series. The annual concert that features new music for…

Happy 30th Birthday to us!

For Onyx, it is a very happy new year indeed. We are thirty years old and have decided to celebrate. As a birthday present to ourselves, we have commissioned some fabulous new music for brass. The year starts with us recording these for the NMC label and then our concerts will feature them as the…

Onyx to Premiere Rhombus

Tuesday 13th July sees us return to a live audience for the first time in 2021 and only the second time since the pandemic began back in March 2020. While we haven’t been idle, returning to a semblance of normality is hugely exciting and it’s fitting that one of our main supporters, JAM, are giving…

JAM on the Marsh 2021

It’s JAM on the Marsh time, and this year is especially exciting due to live audiences being allowed back after last year’s virtual offering. In keeping with the festival’s commitment to commissioning new music and giving second (or more) performances of these commissions, both concerts we are involved in contain world premieres and the revisiting…

Kenny Wheeler One for Five video released on YouTube

Onyx Brass perform One for Five at JAM on the Marsh:Virtual

Six months ago in July 2020 we recorded a virtual concert for JAM on the Marsh:Virtual in Hythe. Included in the programme was the first movement of Kenny Wheeler’s One for Five and we are pleased to have uploaded the full version to YouTube for for everyone to watch.

This piece was the whole genesis of the Onyx Noir jazz disc, produced by NMC Recordings, it served as inspiration for the other eleven composers featured to contribute. Should you be interested in hearing the second movement or indeed the whole disc, click here.

A huge thank you goes to Ed Armitage and all the team at JAM for allowing us to use this recording on our YouTube Channel.