Onyx Brass – Kenny Wheeler 1 for 5, Gwilym Simcock Stomper, Guy Barker Onyx Noir and more.
A crossover project that fuses jazz and classical styles within the medium of the brass quintet. Onyx are old friends of the Mayfield Festival, but this time they’re letting their hair down. It’s a truism amongst performers that to play it straight requires talent and technique, but to swing it takes brilliance. This is brilliant and marks a new departure, not just for the Mayfield Festival but for brass music as a whole.
Described by BBC Music Magazine as “easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain”.