California native Mike Gurfield is one of New York City's most sought after and versatile trumpet players. He has performed with contemporary music groups such as Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, the American Composers Orchestra, the Wordless Music Orchestra, the League of American Composers Orchestra, and Cygnus Ensemble; on Broadway with “South Pacific”, "Matilda", “Cinderella”, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and more; and in concert with the New Jersey Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, and The Knights, among others. Also active in the indie-rock world, Mike performs and records with such artists as David Byrne, The Dirty Projectors, Tyondai Braxton, John Cale, Johnny Greenwood, and others. Mike serves as an Assistant Professor of Trumpet on the faculty of New York University, and is the head of the brass department at New York's Greenwich House Music School. He is a frequent guest-lecturer, with recent master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Loyola University, and University of the Arts. He has been heard live on the radio on NPR, KUSC, KKGO, WXXI, Radio Bremen, and can be heard on recordings from such labels as Sony Classical, Warner Brothers, Warp Records, Naxos, New Amsterdam Records, Mode Records, Todo Mundo, Tzadik Records, Domino Records, and many more. Mike is Deviant Septet’s Artistic Director.