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Trombonist and composer Mike Fahie has been active performing and writing music in New York for 10 years. Mike has performed around the globe as a member of different professional ensembles, including tours of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as gigs in Holland, Germany, France, Indonesia, Thailand, and Australia.

Mike plays regularly with both established and emerging artists, including Darcy James Argue’s “Secret Society”, the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, John McNeil, the Paul Carlon Octet, Rob Mosher’s Storytime and the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York. Mike can be heard every Monday night at the Brooklyn jazz club Puppets. Mike also plays on the Broadway shows “In the Heights” and “Ragtime”.

Mike’s debut album as a leader, Anima, will soon be released on Brooklyn Jazz Underground records. The album features jazz greats Bill McHenry, Ben Monder, Ben Street and Billy Hart.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Mike began his professional career in Montreal, and toured across Canada, playing with a cross-section of Canadian jazz greats. In particular, Mike spent several years playing and touring throughout North America with the great Canadian vocalist Ranee Lee. Mike also spent six months in Vancouver playing the show “Forever Swing” with Michael Buble and Gary Guthman.

In September 2000, Mike followed in the footsteps of the great jazz musicians and moved to New York City. He pursued his Master’s Degree at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), where he was the first ever Candian Fulbright Scholar in the field of Jazz. At MSM, he began long-term collaborations with other up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York, including Will Vinson, Jason Rigby, Jeff Davis, Ryan Keberle, Scott Dubois and many others.

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”... sinuously modern compositions ...” Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Mike Fahie's debut CD... features an explosive and exploratory ensemble. ... There is so much to enjoy on this program, starting with the impressive original compositions and intelligent arrangements. ... After hearing Mike Fahie as a member of trombone sections on several fine recordings, it's such a treat to hear his music and playing on “Anima”. This is the sort of program that just gets better with each listen.” Richard B. Kamins http://steptempest.blogspot.com/2010...ages-soul.html

”A delightfully hard to pin down eclectic album, there’s something here for the pickiest contemporary jazzbo as well as the casual groover just looking for some new kicks

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Primary Instrument

Trombone

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

8 years teaching private lessons, jazz & wind ensembles at the United Nations International School Faculty member, New York Jazz Academy

Clinic/Workshop Information

Improv clinic for college level students, focusing on practice techniques to increase vocabulary and ease of execution. Composition clinic for college level students, focusing on use of space, repetition, writing & harmonizing melodies, and formal concepets.

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Albums

Album Urban(e) by Mike Fahie

Urban(e)

Greenleaf Music
2021

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Album Urban(e) by Mike Fahie

Urban(e)

Greenleaf Music
2020

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Album URBAN(E) by Mike Fahie

URBAN(E)

Greenleaf Music
2020

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Album Atwood Suites by Andrew Rathbun

Atwood Suites

Origin Records
2018

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Anima

Enja Records
2010

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Two Islands III

Two Islands III

Mike Fahie
Atwood Suites

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