Bio

Mike Herriott reflection in trumpet

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 have two previous albums released together Back to Bach in 2019, and On the Rock in 2020 (MUSICNL WINNER 2021), with Portrait in 2023 marking their third.

September/October 2023 brings the release of Mike’s first solo album project since 2016 entitled “Tales of Tricksters and Vagabonds”. The first single from the album – “Rumpelstiltskin” becomes available September 29th!

“Tales of Tricksters and Vagabonds” now available worldwide!!

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  1. Rumpelstiltskin
  2. Puss, in Boots
  3. Rodion’s Republic (Crime & Punishment)
  4. ‘Umble Uriah (David Copperfield)
  5. Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet)
  6. Sir Jack (Henry IV)

For more information visit the discography page.

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