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Live at the Rex

Off the Road and In the House!

Mike Herriott, The Toronto Art Orchestra and TheJazzBox.ca proudly present the music of Mike Herriott from his new album, “Off the Road”.

Join us on Monday, July 14 at 9:30 for an all star performance by the OTR Band featuring Toronto luminaries Al Kay, Mark Kelso, Richard Moore, Roberto Occhipinti, Brian Dickinson, Rob Somerville, Tim Booth, Janet Anderson, Austin Hitchcock, Dave Reid, Ted Quinlan, and the untouchable trumpet section of Jason Logue, Dave Dunlop, Steve McDade, and Brian O’Kane.

This stellar band is guaranteed to take the audience on a musical journey and leave them wanting more!!

Admission $25 and includes “Off The Road” CD

The REX, 194 Queen West, Toronto, 9:30 pm showtime

416.598.2475

About the album

What’s amazing about “Off the Road” is Mike Herriott performs on most of the instruments, having overdubbed himself to create the big band sound. This eclectic album, which was officially released in late 2013, features Mike Herriott original compositions as well as original arrangements of the music of Freddie Hubbard, J.S. Bach, and The Who.

The album also features guests Arturo Sandoval, Richard Moore, Achilles Liarmakopoulos (Canadian Brass), and guitarists Sean Harkness, and Bob Sutherby. 

Having charted in top-ten jazz-radio lists across Canada, “Off the Road” has received rave reviews. Borrowing from Herriott’s many influences in the musical world, the music visits the sounds of Matheny, Wheeler, Schneider, McConnell, Zappa and hits everything from Bebop to Baroque to Salsa and Swing. 

Naturally, to hear it live requires a full band!

About Mike Herriott

Mike Herriott is consistently in demand as a lead and jazz trumpeter, an orchestral soloist, arranger, big band leader, as well as being a highly accomplished classical performer, trombonist, and bassist.

He has recorded and performed across Canada and internationally with some of the most recognizable names in the music industry and has been heard playing lead trumpet by an estimated 3 billion people world-wide during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. He is heard weekly on the hit television show “Rake” on the FOX network and has recorded for Disney, NBC, CBC, CTV, Universal, Sony, and Global. 

 

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