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 in 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 with the Canadian Brass (2011 Juno nomination), the Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies (2011 Emmy award), Michael Bublé, Jann Arden, and Paul Brandt.
As soloist, Mike has performed with numerous symphony orchestras and big bands across Canada, and overseas. 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, as the Harkness-Herriott Duo (H2). November 2013 saw the release of Mike’s solo CD Off the Road, on which he played a variety of musical instruments and featuring special guest and 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval. His solo album Isn’t Life Grand was Mike’s seventh as leader/composer/multi-instrumentalist and was released in 2016.
The recording Back to Bach is Mike’s first studio collaboration with his beloved wife, Ofra Harnoy.