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.



June 24, 2016


Flights Vol. 2 – Harkness-Herriott Duo (H2), Justin Time Records, To be released 2019 (flugelhorn)

Kenny Wheeler: Suite for Hard Rubber Orchestra – Hard Rubber Orchestra, Justin Time Records, 2018 (solo flugelhorn)

Radio Free America – Richie Sambora, BMG, 2018 (trumpet, trombone)

These Are The Days – Jann Arden, Universal Records, 2018 (trumpet, trombone)

A Jann Arden Christmas – Jann Arden, Universal Records, 2015 (trumpet, trombone)

To Be Loved – Michael Bublé, Reprise Records, 2013 (trumpet, piccolo trumpet)

Where The Wood Meets The Wire – Sean Kelly, Opening Day Records, 2011 (trumpet, piccolo trumpet)

Spirit Dance – Canadian Brass with David Braid, Opening Day, 2010 – JUNO NOMINEE 2011, BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM (trumpet, flugelhorn)

Sounds of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies – EMI, 2010 – EMMY AWARD WINNER, BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR (principal and lead trumpet)

A Gift – Paul Brandt, Universal, 2006 (lead trumpet)

Things Turn Out That Way – Joe Coughlin, Roadhouse Records, 2006 (trumpet)

Feel This – Kia Kidiri, Maximum, 2005 (trumpet)

Make My Night – Stevie Vallance, Roadhouse Records, 2004 (trumpet)

Big Works – Hugh Fraser and “VEJI”, Boathouse Records, 2002 (lead and piccolo trumpet)

Mighty Fingers – Ed Philp Septet, Boathouse Records, 2001 (trombone)

Silent Partner – Jeff Agopsowicz, Boathouse Records, 2000 (double bass)

orquesta goma dura, live – Orquesta, Goma Dura, Mother Corp Records, 2000 (trumpet)

“V” – Hugh Fraser and “VEJI”, Boathouse Records, 1999 (lead trumpet)

Hot Air – 50th Anniversary – Mike Herriott Quintet, CBC Records, 1997 (trumpet, composer, leader)


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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