Our debut album Liquid Courage is now available online. You can download your copy via Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, and more! Limited edition CD’s are available starting July 7th with our album release show at The Local in Halifax.

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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 an updated spin on Chet Baker, blending cool jazz, bop, blues, funk, and hip hop into a soulful stew. Formed in 2016, the ensemble has been active on the Halifax jazz circuit, collaborating with artists like Andrew Jackson, Silvio Pupo, Zoe Leger, and Carolyn Curry. In addition to skillful interpretations of standards, Blue Spirits performs an exciting set of original jazz music. In addition to Baker, notable influences include Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, and Dave Holland.

Blue Spirits is Paul St-Amand (trumpet, flugelhorn & vocals), James Shaw (saxophones), Ross Avey (guitar), Matt MacLennan (electric & upright bass), and Brendan Melchin (drums).

Blue Spirits released their debut album Liquid Courage in June 2017.



Check out a preview 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 will be released June 30th and is now available for pre-order!


Date Venue City
11/24/17 Timber Lounge Halifax, Nova Scotia
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2712 Agricola Street.