Hailed as a “new music veteran”, California native Mike Gurfield is one of New York City’s most sought after and versatile trumpet players. Mike is the principal trumpet of the contemporary music groups Signal Ensemble, and the Wordless Music Orchestra, and has performed and recorded as principal trumpet with Alarm Will Sound, Cygnus Ensemble, and The Knights, and has been heard in performance with the American Composers Orchestra, The New Jersey Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, New York Symphonic Ensemble, and The League of Composers Orchestra, among many others. He has appeared on Broadway in South Pacific, Matilda, Cinderella, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and more. Mike is the Artistic Director of Deviant Septet, a chamber ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing new music, and he is the co-founder of the new music brass ensemble, the Brooklyn Brass Quintet. Also active in the indie-rock world, Mike has performed and recorded with such artists as David Byrne, The Dirty Projectors, Tyondai Braxton, John Cale, Johnny Greenwood, and others.