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 27, 2016

Home for the holidays

Time-honoured music associated with the holiday season has the magical ability to transport listeners beyond their thoughts…into a world of reminiscence, nostalgia, feeling and emotion. H2-Home for the Holidays does just that! H2 bring their cool sound and jazzy riffs home for the holiday in an album of classic Christmas songs creating a jazz-filled wonderland gift-wrapped in the bright colors of the season.

Brimming with thirteen all-time favorites including Angels We Have Heard on High, Carol of the Bells, O Tannenbaum, Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Meditation on Lo How a Rose, We Three Kings, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Home for the Holidays and Christmas Time is Here, from the classic TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, which has become one of the most recognizable “jazz” oriented holiday tunes of all-time. Each of these tracks sparkles with imagination that flows with a musical rapport pushing each along, bringing something new and fresh to these well-known and popular holiday hits.

H2 is the exciting duo featuring trumpeter, Mike Herriott, and guitarist, Sean Harkness.

Mike is a respected multi-instrumentalist in both the classical and jazz genres who is in demand as a lead trumpeter, jazz improviser, orchestral soloist, touring Broadway musician, arranger and composer. He has appeared with a host of jazz greats, including Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, Phil Nimmons, Maria Schneider and more. His recording career is diverse, including CDs, soundtracks and television.

Sean Harkness is an award winning, first-call guitarist in New York City and can be seen performing at any one of the city’s historic and world-famous jazz clubs on a regular basis. With five releases under his belt, he was originally signed by Windham Hill Records as a solo artist where he released his first album, Aloft, to great acclaim. He has toured the world, most notably Japan & Europe, as a sideman and is also a well-respected Broadway musician.

This H2 CD is their second release on Canada’s Opening Day Entertainment label.


Home for the Holidays – Harkness-Herriott Duo (H2), Opening Day Records, 2011 (flugelhorn)


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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