Principal - Trombone
Mike Fahie is a Brooklyn-based jazz trombonist, composer and bandleader. His current projects include a weekly gig with legendary trumpet player John McNeil at the Park Slope Tea Lounge, the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra, and the Mike Fahie Quintet, which is represented on Mike’s debut album, Anima, released on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label.
Mike is also an in-demand sideman in New York City, playing with many highly recognized groups. He is the lead trombonist of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, a 2010 Grammy nominee. 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 Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Rob Mosher’s Storytime and the Paul Carlon Nonet.
Mike has shared the stage with too many musicians to list, but a few notables include the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider, Ingrid Jensen, Eddie Palmieri, Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, George Garzone, Charles Tolliver, Ken Peplowski, Jon Cowherd, Mike Rodriguez, Jon Gordon, and many others.
Mike works as a commercial musician as well, and has played several Broadway shows including 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 is an also an educator, and has been on the faculty of the United Nations International School for over 10 years, and is currently on the faculty of the New York Jazz Academy. 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.