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 (JUNO WINNER, GRAMMY WINNER), Jann Arden (JUNO nomination 2018, 2019), Paul Brandt, Richie Sambora, and for Warner, Universal, Sony, Disney, CBC, CTV, and NBC.
As soloist, Mike has performed with numerous symphony orchestras and big bands across Canada and abroad. He is in demand in the studio, in concert, and as lead trumpet in the orchestras of musical theatre productions in Toronto, as well as on tour throughout North America and abroad. Mike is often invited to perform as guest principal trumpet with symphony orchestras throughout Canada.
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 solo album, Isn’t Life Grand, is Mike’s 7th recording as leader/composer/multi-instrumentalist and was released in 2016.
In 2018, he began a musical collaboration with his wife, Ofra Harnoy, which has brought them international respect and recognition from touring and their recording projects. They record for ANALEKTA (Montreal) and released their first of a 5-album contract in 2019 with the second – OFRA HARNOY, ON THE ROCK – released in September, 2020.
- Two New Releases
- CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – Parkway SessionsLukas Wall, CBC News interviews Ofra Harnoy and Mike Herriott as part of the Nfld. & Labrador·Parkway Sessions
- CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – Here & Now: TV interviewCBC’s Here & Now – Every day, around Newfoundland and Labrador, Debbie Cooper and Anthony Germain host an interview by Fred Hutton of Ofra Harnoy and Mike Herriott.
Plus check out the related blog post on CBC News by Lukas Wall.
- Summer 2017 UpdateWell, it’s been certainly a busy year since I last updated on here. I really need to do this more often.
In any case, the new album Isn’t Life Grand has been doing well with some nice reviews and decent airplay. Sean Harkness and I have been spending a fair amount of time working on our newest project Flights Vol. 2 which we’re hoping to release this fall.