Paul St-Amand is a singer and trumpeter based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He leads the soul band The Joy Curve, as well as the jazz ensemble Le Trio St-Amand. He also appears frequently as a sideman and studio musician with many of the region’s finest recording artists.

Paul was a 2017 Music Nova Scotia Award nominee for Jazz Recording of the Year as leader of a quintet called Blue Spirits, for the album Liquid Courage. He’s recorded with The Stanfields, The Town Heroes, Hillsburn, Aquakultre, Tommy Green Jr., Beauts, Corey Isenor, rsun, Michael Dalton, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, and many more. Paul is a former member of the popular dance band Son Latino, and was a longtime member of Unidentified Funk Object, with whom he received an ECMA nomination for Funk/Soul Recording of the Year.

Also an accomplished classical performer, Paul is a founding member of the Bedford Brass Quintet. The ensemble has twice been voted among the top classical artists in Halifax by readers of The Coast. From 2012-2019 he organized annual Harmony & Hope concerts featuring his choir-and-brass musical arrangements, and raising over $22,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2018, Paul’s original brass quintet composition The Eagle and Shield was chosen as Dalhousie University’s official bicentennial anthem.

“Paul’s trumpet playing is just that good. It really is a special sound.”– Bill Roach, East Coast Music Hour (CBC Radio)

“A tour de force: a work that has the ability to please the most demanding music lovers and specialists, as well as be appreciated by a very broad audience.”
– Dr. Jérôme Blais, Associate Professor of Composition, Dalhousie University on The Eagle and Shield

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