Bedford Brass Quintet

BBQ Member Nominated for NS Music Award

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

BBQ Member Nominated for NS Music Award

BBQ trumpeter Paul St-Amand has been nominated for a 2017 Nova Scotia Music Award. As front-man for the jazz ensemble Blue Spirits, Paul scored a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year for the group’s debut album Liquid Courage, which was released this summer. Liquid Courage was hailed by The East as “a highly recommended debut for fans of the genre and serves as a promise of even...

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BBQ Members Score ECMA Nominations

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

BBQ Members Score ECMA Nominations

The East Coast Music Association just threw a little love to several members of the Bedford Brass Quintet. Nominations for the 2017 ECMA Awards were announced today, and BBQ members Simon Oakey (trombone) and Paul St-Amand (trumpet) are featured on two of the honoured albums. Simon performs with Scott n’ the Rocks on Live at Stayner’s Wharf, nominated for jazz recording of the year....

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BBQ Nabs Silver in Best of Halifax Poll

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016

BBQ Nabs Silver in Best of Halifax Poll

We’re thrilled to announce the Bedford Brass Quintet was voted among the best classical artists in Halifax for the second year in a row! Thanks to readers of Halifax’s weekly The Coast, the BBQ followed up our Bronze ranking in 2015 with a Silver in 2016. Congratulations to Gold winners Symphony Nova Scotia, and Bronze winners the Halifax Music Co-op. After a brief hiatus while...

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BBQ Sauce: Fa la la la yada yada yada…

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014

BBQ Sauce: Fa la la la yada yada yada…

Everyone’s busy this time of year. Merriment is a tightly scheduled affair, crammed between wassailing appointments and carefully regimented harking, to say nothing of heralding.¬†With all that in mind, we’ll just use this issue to make you aware of two excellent musical events. You’ll surely want to clear time for one or both!

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BBQ Profiled in Bedford Magazine

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

BBQ Profiled in Bedford Magazine

On the heels of our summer show at historic Scott Manor House, we sat down with Bedford Magazine editor Suzanne Rent, who wrote a nice profile of the quintet for the current issue.

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BBQ Sauce: Tannenbaum Goes the Dynamite

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

BBQ Sauce: Tannenbaum Goes the Dynamite

2013 has been a great year for the Bedford Brass Quintet. We played on bandstands, in schools, in parks, in parking lots, in a music store and on a boat. And we’re not done yet. Read on for details of our final performance of the year… Did you know they have special music just for Christmas now?

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Summer is BBQ Season

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013

Summer is BBQ Season

If you haven’t caught one of our shows yet, this is the perfect season to take in your first Bedford Brass Quintet concert. Enjoy the sunshine and a breezy program dominated by jazz and pops music. Many of the concerts listed below are open-air, and they’re all free to the public!

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BBQ Scores Awesome Grant

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013

BBQ Scores Awesome Grant

Wednesday night marked another first for the quintet: our first grant proposal. This was no ordinary grant process. Rather than writing voluminous documents and waiting beside our mailbox for a reply, we found ourselves among the finalists pitching our zany ideas to a pastry-fueled, laid-back sea of friendly and encouraging faces. Welcome to the world of the Awesome Foundation Halifax.

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