Projects

The Michael Herring Quartet is a project that explores the influences and sounds of 1960’s jazz in a classic chord-less quartet format.  Influenced by (and playing the music of), Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.  With Chris Gale and David French playing tenor and baritone saxophone, and Nick Fraser on drums.
Quartet’s Page

Way North is a collective band using jazz and improvisation to explore the blues and folk music. You can hear the influence of the Balkans, New Orleans, and Americana. Way North was formed in Brooklyn, by three Canadian  musicians (Michael Herring – bass, Petr Cancura – saxophone, clarinet and Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet) with one American musician (Richie Barshay – drums).
Way North’s Page

Peripheral Vision is co-led  with guitarist and long-time collaborator Don Scott; a modern-jazz quartet that brings out the synergy between their strong musical personalities and their complimentary writing styles.  Peripheral Vision is touring in support of their fourth album “More Songs About Error And Shame“, following the JUNO-nominated “Sheer Tyranny Of Will“.  With Trevor Hogg on tenor saxophone, and Nick Fraser on drums.
www.peripheralvisionmusic.com

Michael Herring’s Vertigo, featuring New York’s David Binney on alto saxophone, has recorded two albums, Coniferous Revenge, which garnered critical acclaim, including being picked as one of the Top 5 Debut albums of 2006 by All About Jazz New York and Dark Materials.
Vertigo’s page


David Binney – alto sax
Quinsin Nachoff – tenor sax and clarinet
William Carn – trombone
Don Scott – guitar
Herring – bass
Jesse Baird – drums

David Binney – alto sax
Quinsin Nachoff – tenor sax and clarinet
William Carn – trombone
Don Scott – guitar
Herring – bass
Nick Fraser – drums

God’s Gift to Yoda (indie jazz-rock), which has released This Album Is Not For People (album and comic book) following two EP’s (Scribble Man, The Music of Sandra Biennale)
God’s Gift to Yoda’s Bandcamp

Herring – bass
Harley Card – guitars
Don Scott – guitars
Nico Dann – drums
Robin Dann – guest vocals (8)

Harrington (nerd rock) and The Uplifters (New Orleans pop), are bands where you can hear Herring’s lyrics and lead and backing vocals.
Harrington’s page – www.theuplifters.ca


Herring – vocals, bass
Harley Card – guitar, vocals
Paul Kolinski – guitar, keyboard, vocals
Dave Clark – drums, vocals

Jason Kenemy – vocals, piano
Herring – vocals, bass
Dave Clark – drums, vocals

www.dangerherring.com