Award winning Canadian trumpeter, Mike Herriott, has shared the stage with some of the world's finest artists including Michael Buble, Doc Severinsen, 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.
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 (2011 JUNO NOMINEE), Paul Brandt, Hugh Fraser, Joe Coughlin, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso, and has recorded for CBC, Universal, EMI, Sony, and Disney. He has three CD releases as leader as well as two albums with NYC-based H2 (Harkness-Herriott Duo). H2's recording, Home For The Holidays (Opening Day Records/Naxos - 2011) won Best Recording 2011 (MAC Awards, NYC).
Mike's sixth CD as leader, "Off The Road", was released in 2013 to great critical acclaim and has topped radio charts across Canada. The recently formed "OTR Band" now performs this music as well as other Herriott originals and is taking Toronto by storm!