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Eric Miyashiro

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Name: Eric Miyashiro.
Born: July 13, 1963.
Honolulu Hawaii, U.S.
Genre: jazz.
Occupation(s) : Composer, writer, trumpeter, bandleader.
Instrument(s) : Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Years active 1977–present.
Label(s): Village Records.
Website: http://www.myspace.com/ericmiyashiro

Biography: Eric Miyashiro, Trumpet player.

Eric Miyashiro was born of Japanese parents in Honolulu Hawaii on July 13, 1963. His father was a professional trumpet player with the world-famous Royal Hawaiian Band; his mother was a professional dancer from Tokyo. Eric was highly influenced by his father and from early childhood took interest in his playing. Miyashiro began to study trumpet 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. Today Eric Miyashiro is an Internationally acclaimed first call trumpet player in Tokyo. His playing is characterized by a term used on his web site,”StratosphERIC”. Miyashiro is well known as a powerhouse Big Band lead player but he is also a first call classical symphonic musician. Eric is comfortable playing all idioms. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, clinician and he helped design the Yamaha YTR-8340EM Miyashiro model trumpet…

Early Life, 1977-1982.

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