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 solo album, Isn’t Life Grand, is Mike’s 7th recording as leader/composer/multi-instrumentalist and was released in 2016.



March 15, 2019

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – Here & Now: TV interview


March 14, 2019


CBC News Interview by Lukas Wall

Couple finds love and music in Newfoundland — after 35 years apart

‘We needed to be together and make up for the 35 years,’ says Ofra Harnoy

Mike Herriott is an award-winning trumpet player, Ofra Harnoy a world-renowned cellist. (Fred Hutton/CBC)
Mike Herriott is an award-winning trumpet player, Ofra Harnoy a world-renowned cellist. (Fred Hutton/CBC)


Press Quotes

Mike Herriott

“Although perhaps best known as a classical trumpeter who extends into a number of milieus, Mike Herriott is also a multi-gifted, multi-instrumentalist who regularly acquits himself brilliantly on trumpet, French horn, trombone, electric and acoustic bass, piano, percussion and more.” – Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote

H2: Mike Herriott & Sean Harkness Duo

“Herriott’s horn and Harkness’s strings work on a very intimate basis, with elegant sounds abounding in an overall easygoing vibe – not an easy listening vibe, but one that commands attention be paid to the polished accomplishments of the performers.” – Geoff Chapman,

“…it is clear that guitarist Sean Harkness and fugelhornist Mike Herriott belong on stage or in the studio can cut the chemistry with a knife.” – Jazz Inside, New York

“You can tell something clicked between the two as they know how to dance around each other in a sprightly fashion that underplays the vibe and smarts running between them.” – Midwest Record

“..a perfect musical pairing like Cabernet and steak that you can taste for yourself..” – Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


March 29, 2019 Harkness-Herriott Quartet The Jazz Bistro, Toronto
March 30, 2019 Harkness-Herriott Quartet The Jazz Room, Kitchener
May 7 to 12, 2019 Lead trumpet, Return to Grace Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
May 13, 2019 Mike Herriott & The OTR Band The Rex, Toronto
June 20 to 22, 2019 Guest Principal Trumpet National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa
June 24, 2019 TBA Toronto Jazz Festival, TBA
September – October, 2019 Fall tour with Ofra Harnoy TBA
November 15, 2019 Guest performance with Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra St. John’s, Newfoundland


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