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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.

New #1Minuteof Video Released to go with Sheet Music Publication

Recorded back in July 2020 for JAM on the Marsh Virtual, this short #1Minuteof clip features Inevitable Outcome by Jason Rebello. We’ve released it to coincide with the publication of the sheet music at Onyx Brass Publishing and it joins For Rosie by Mark Nightingale from Onyx Noir in being available for purchase from the OBP website.

It also joins the ever-growing set of pieces on our 1 Minute of playlist over at our YouTube Channel. Purchase your hard copy or download by clicking here.

Onyx to give streamed concert for JAM on the Marsh Festival

We are so please to announce that on August 8th at 730pm, JAM on the Marsh Festival will be live streaming a concert we recorded for them in Hythe. Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, the festival as planned sadly was shelved. However Ed Armitage and Festival Director Michael Bawtree have curated JAM on the Marsh: Virtual with nine concerts and three exhibitions online from 6th – 15th August.

The concert, recorded as live in one take with no breaks or edits, is based around our recent NMC Recordings jazz inspired disc, Onyx Noir. It features works by Kenny Wheeler, Trish Clowes, Jason Rebello, Laurence Cottle, Colin Skinner and Mark Nightingale but also a new arrangement by Gershwin and one of Herbert Chappell’s Hollywood Portraits to round off the evening.

View the concert here.

New music video for Onyx Noir

 

Onyx’s newest release, Onyx Noir, celebrates the British jazz scene with 12 new works from 12 of the greatest contemporary jazz composers. To continue the celebration, Onyx have released a new music video to Laurence Cottle’s ‘Holy Chalcedony’.

Fanfares and Onyx Noir reviewed in Gramophone Magazine

It’s always a good day when you get a recording review in Gramophone and we have had one or two over twenty five years. However imagine our joy to find out that in the June issue we have reviews for Fanfares and Onyx Noir. The Chandos Fanfares with John Wilson is described as a “superb…