ISN'T LIFE GRAND

NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

Multi-Instrumentalist and composer, Mike Herriott, has created a brand new collection of original works for brass and rhythm. Performing all the trumpets, flugelhorns, french horns, trombones, basses, piano, and various miscellaneous percussion including triangle, Mike presents music ranging in styles from hip-hop, be-bop, funk, and straight-ahead swing

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November 15, 2016


Autumn 2016 Update + Free download!

Been a while since I’ve done an update on here… Needless to say, it’s been a busy summer and fall!! Lots of jazz festival activity in June and July plus a few appearances at Birdland in NYC, combined with continuing with the ongoing run of Matilda in Toronto (Mirvish).

Sean Harkness and I have been plugging away on a new album – to be released in the new year – which has involved lots of travelling back and forth between home in Ontario and NYC for writing, recording, etc. The new album is going to be called, and trust me when I say we spent many an hour struggling with this follow-up to our first album entitled “Flights Vol. 1”,… brace yerselves.. this is a stretch… might have to include some sort of decrypting device with this album just so everyone can keep up with our creative genius in naming albums… “FLIGHTS VOL. 2”. That’s right… we finally came up with that. In any event, what we lack in album-naming creativity, we hope to make up for with a bunch of new material that we had a lot of fun touring this summer. More to come on this!!

This fall brought me out to Vancouver – my old stomping grounds – for a very memorable and enjoyable recording session with John Korsrud and the Hard Rubber Orchestra. We spent a couple of days at the Armoury Studio to document a suite written by Kenny Wheeler especially for the HRO. This commission is the last large ensemble major work to be composed by Kenny and it was a thrill and an honour to be “sitting in his seat” to perform this beautiful music. I am very much looking forward to hearing the results when the album is released in 2017.

Along with all of this, I spent some time recording all the horn tracks for Richie Sambora’s upcoming release, as well as quite a bit of tracking for tv and film projects… more on that as I know exactly which tv shows and movies they were for. I often don’t bother to ask 🙂

With all this, I am still quite thrilled with how my own recent release, Isn’t Life Grand, has been supported and received. We’re getting airplay all around North America and have had some wonderful reviews.

In gratitude for this, and in light of the upcoming holidays, I am posting the title track from the new album on here as a free download for anyone who remains unfamiliar and maybe a bit curious about the music on the new CD.
Please help yourself, pass on the good word (if you like it), and accept my gratitude for the time you have taken to read this and listen to my music.
Download your free copy of ‘ISN’T LIFE GRAND’
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Itinerary

WHEN WHAT WHERE
JUNE 30 2016 Toronto International Jazz Festival w. Harkness-Herriott Duo
JULY 1 2016 Appearing live on Good Day Rochester on FOX Rochester Rochester NY
JULY 2 2016 Rochester International Jazz Festival w. Mike Herriott Quartet *LIVE FILMING FOR PBS Television* Rochester NY
JULY 5 2016 – ongoing “MATILDA” Mirvish Productions, Toronto
AUG 4 2016 Performing at Birdland with Harkness-Herriott Duo Birdland, NYC
AUG 4-5 2016 Harkness-Herriott recording sessions for Flights Vol 2 (continued)
NOV 4-6 2016 Hard Rubber Orchestra recording sessions for Kenny Wheeler Tribute album Vancouver, BC

Bio

Canadian trumpeter, Mike Herriott, a respected multi-instrumentalist in both the classical and jazz genres, is in demand as a lead trumpeter, jazz improviser, orchestral soloist, bassist, arranger and composer. He has toured extensively through North America and South East Asia and has shared the stage with a host of luminaries, including Maynard Ferguson, Rob McConnell, Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Michael Buble, Slide Hampton, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Nimmons, Maria Schneider, Seth MacFarlane and more.

His recording career is diverse, including CDs, radio, television and film soundtracks including the Canadian Brass (JUNO nomination 2011), the Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies (EMMY WINNER 2011), Michael Bublé, Jann Arden, Paul Brandt, and for Warner, Universal, Sony, Disney, CBC, CTV, and NBC.

As soloist, Mike has performed with the symphony orchestras of Victoria (BC), Vancouver, Calgary, Windsor, Newfoundland, Mississauga, Kingston, Okanagan, Chilliwack, as well as with a number of big bands including Prime Time (Calgary), Hard Rubber Orchestra (Vancouver), Monday Night Big Band (Victoria), Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Ron Paley Big Band (Winnipeg), University of Sherbrooke Big Band, Jazz East Big Band (St. John’s), the Rolf Becker Big Band (Shanghai), and the JZ Big Band (Shanghai).

He is currently in demand in the studio, in concert, and in the orchestras of musical theatre productions in Toronto. He has toured extensively with a number of musical ensembles as well as with shows such as: West Side Story (Western Canada), 42nd Street (China), Swing! (Japan), Chicago (USA and Canada), Come Fly Away (USA, Canada, Japan), Return to Grace (Thailand, Canada), Jersey Boys (Toronto), Cats (Toronto), Anything Goes (Toronto), Aladdin (Toronto), Wicked (Toronto), and Kinky Boots (Toronto). Also, throughout the year, Mike is often invited to perform as lead trumpet for symphonic pops shows and has appeared in this role with the Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

Mike has several recordings under his own name, and with New York-based guitarist Sean Harkness in the Harkness-Herriott Duo (H2). November, 2013, brought the release of the Mike Herriott solo CD entitled Off the Road, featuring Mike on a variety of musical instruments and including special guest, 10-time Grammy winner, Arturo Sandoval. His new solo album, Isn’t Life Grand, is Mike’s 7th recording as leader/co-leader and is scheduled for release on March 8, 2016.

 

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