Blue Spirits’ debut album Liquid Courage is available for download and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Bandcamp, Google Play, Amazon, 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


Blue Spirits sounds like a modern riff on Chet Baker. Fronted by singer/trumpeter Paul St-Amand, their sound blends blue-eyed soul, cool jazz, classic R&B, blues, and indie folk. The band has evolved considerably from its roots as an instrumental jazz combo. Meanwhile they’ve been active on the Halifax music 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.