Lead trombonist of 3-time Grammy nominee Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Mike Fahie currently records his debut big band album titled “Urban(e).” The album is a new fusion of classical and modern jazz orchestra music. Collaborating in this project are renown jazz masters Darcy James Argue and Brian Montgomery.
He’s no stranger to the Latin music universe. He started start in Montreal with Jesus “El Nino” Alejandro, playing Cuban Salsa. After moving to New York, he played with Pedro Giraudo’s band for over 15 years. He’s also the trombonist with Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Juan Andrés Ospina’s big band, and Paul Carlon’s “La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing.”
Fahie’s current projects include a collaboration with legendary trumpet player John McNeil, the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra, and the Mike Fahie Quintet. He leads his own small groups as well as the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra, and tours internationally with major jazz groups. He is the principal trombonist of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, and a member of the Gramercy Brass Quintet.
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 a number of recordings and movies, and performs with various rock & pop bands. Mike was a finalist for the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trombone Competition, and was the first ever Canadian Fulbright Scholar in jazz.
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