Award winning Canadian trumpeter, Mike Herriott, has shared the stage with some of the world's finest artists including Michael Buble, David Foster, Jay Leno, Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, Phil Nimmons, Maria Schneider, Bob Newhart, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, The Moody Blues, Tommy Banks, Alex Cuba, Chucho Valdes, Kenny Wheeler, Rob McConnell, Ian McDougall, and the late Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Another career highlight was serving as featured soloist in concert with Allen Vizzutti, Jens Lindemann, Andea Tofanelli, and Doc Severinsen during the 2008 International Trumpet Guild Conference.
Now a respected multi-instrumentalist in both the classical and jazz genres, Mike is much in demand as a lead trumpeter, jazz improviser, orchestral soloist, trombonist, bassist, arranger and composer. He has appeared as a soloist with the Victoria Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, JZ Big Band (Shanghai), Prime Time Big Band, the Calgary Stampede Orchestra and many other orchestras and big bands across Canada and abroad.
He has played on film soundtracks, jingles, and TV themes and is proud to be heard as lead trumpet during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics (2010 EMMY AWARD - Best Music Direction, Dave Pierce) and 1994 Commonwealth Games.
Mike has recorded on numerous CD and radio sessions with artists including the Canadian Brass, Paul Brandt, Hugh Fraser, Joe Coughlin, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso, and has recorded for CBC, Universal, EMI, Sony, and Disney. He has three releases as leader and is excited about the 2010 release of the Harkness/Herriott duo CD, Flights Vol 1, on Opening Day Records, and the 2010 release of the Canadian Brass and David Braid collaboration, Spirit Dances also on Opening Day Records (Nominated Best Instrumental Album of the Year, JUNO AWARDS). 2011 will bring about three new CD releases; a solo release and two new releases from H2, all under the Opening Day label.
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