Blue Spirits’ debut album Liquid Courage is available for download and streaming. Get your copy via Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, and more! Or stream via Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and more! Limited edition CD’s are available at our live performances.

Terrific sounding project… [St-Amand]’s trumpet playing is just that good. It really is a special sound.

Bill Roach

East Coast Music Hour (CBC Radio)

Liquid Courage is a highly recommended debut for fans of the genre and serves as a promise
of even greater things to come from this talented group.

Clinton Charlton

The East


Fronted by trumpeter/vocalist Paul St-Amand, Blue Spirits sounds like a new spin on Chet Baker, blending jazz, blues, soul, and folk music into a soulful stew. Formed in 2016, the ensemble has been active on the Halifax scene, collaborating with artists like Andrew Jackson, Silvio Pupo, Zoe Leger, and Carolyn Curry.

Blue Spirits is Paul St-Amand (vocals, trumpet & flugelhorn), John Kyle Varley (keyboards & vocals), Ross Avey (guitar), Luke Arsenault (bass), and Tom Cuming (drums).

Blue Spirits released their debut album Liquid Courage in June 2017. The album scored a Nova Scotia Music Award nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year.


Check out a sample track from our album Liquid Courage. Written by guitarist Ross Avey, Margaret is a brooding, funk-infused tune that features solos for bass (Matt MacLennan), flugelhorn (Paul St-Amand), and guitar (Avey).

Liquid Courage is available now for streaming and download. Limited edition CD’s are available at our live performances.


Date Venue City
06/16/18 Paul’s Hall Glen Haven, Nova Scotia
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 12286 Peggys Cove Road.
06/29/18 The Carleton Halifax, Nova Scotia
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1685 Argyle Street. With guest vocalist Tiffinie Laing