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ABOUT MIKE FAHIE

Mike Fahie is a jazz trombonist, composer and educator living in Brooklyn.  He is known for his long-time collaboration with legendary trumpet player John McNeil (represented on the Destiny Records release, Plainsong), the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra (represented on the Greenleaf Music release, Urban(e)), and the Mike Fahie Quintet (heard on Mike’s debut album, Anima, released on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label).

He is also an in-demand sideman in New York City, playing with many highly recognized and decorated groups.  He is the lead trombonist of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, a four-time Grammy nominated ensemble.  He is the principal trombonist of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, and a member of the Gramercy Brass Quintet.  He is also a regular member of the Dan Pugach Nonet, the Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra, and the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, each of which are Grammy or Latin Grammy winners. Mike also plays lead trombone with multi Grammy-nominated Remy LeBoeuf’s Assembly of Shadows and the Jihye Lee Jazz Orchestra.

As a composer, Mike has received numerous commissions, including 3 for premiere at the Festival of International Schools at Carnegie Hall: The Odyssey (2016) for wind band,  The Planets (2019) for jazz band and strings, and Bogotà (2019) for wind band with euphonium soloist.

 

As a commercial musician, Mike has played several Broadway shows including the Lion King, Porgy and Bess, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Ragtime, In The Heights, and Elf.  He has appeared on dozens of recordings, movies and commercials. And Mike plays regularly with the top Orthodox Jewish musicians such as Freilach Band and the Mendy Hershkowitz Orchestra.

 

Mike is  also a dedicated educator, and served as the jazz trombone instructor at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He has been on the faculty of the United Nations International School for over 20 years. He has also worked across the US as a trombone and composition clinician.

Mike was a finalist for the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trombone Competition, and was the first ever Canadian Fulbright Scholar in jazz.

Mike has a wife and two daughters who are the most heart-fillingly wondrous delight​s of his life.

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