The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Eric Miyashiro was born to American father and Japanese mother in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father was a professional trumpet player with the world-famous Royal Hawaiian Band; his mother, a professional dancer/actress from Tokyo Japan. Eric was highly influenced by his father. rom early childhood took interest in playing all styles of music.
Eric began to study music in early grade school and achieved a level of mastery by 8th grade sufficient for his father to give him a set of trumpets (Eb, D, and a Bb Piccolo trumpet). It gave him an early start with baroque-type high register classical trumpet parts. After attending Berklee College of Music, he has traveled around the world as the lead trumpeter for Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power and played with many jazz,pops, and classical artists.
Today Eric Miyashiro is an Internationally acclaimed first call trumpet player living in Tokyo. Eric is well known as a powerhouse lead player but he is also a first call classical symphonic musician. He leads his own big bands, EM band and the Blue Note Tokyo All Star Jazz Orchestra. Eric is also teaches at 4 music conservatories, and is in high demand as a composer/ arranger.
He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, clinician and he helped design the Yamaha YTR-8340EM Miyashiro model trumpet. And he also plays GR mouthpieces, also his own personal models. Eric continues to travel extensively around the world as soloist/clinician.