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Eric Ladish is an American trombonist, composer, arranger, and music producer born in Springfield, Missouri.
Eric is well-versed as both a writer and a performer in many different genres and ensemble types. Eric holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from Missouri State University, primarily studying with Kyle Aho, Randy Hamm, Marty Morrison, Dr. Michael F. Murray, and Dr. John Prescott.
As a composer and arranger, Eric has had several arrangements and original works premiered by various ensembles in the Springfield area, and continues to see increasing demand for his work. Eric is primarily influenced by a wide variety of composers and musicians, including Yasunori Mitsuda, Shoji Meguro, Marshall Gilkes, Zac Zinger, Hiromi Uehara, Bob Mintzer, Yoko Shimomura, and Shiro Sagisu.
As a performer, Eric is active on YouTube as a jazz musician with his YouTube channel "Eric L." holding over 4,500 subscribers and over 600,000 video views. In 2019, Eric received the award for "Best Electronic/Hybrid Remix" in the 2019 MAGFest Game Audio Network Guild Remix Competition for his arrangement of “Secret of the Forest”, and was nominated for the same award in 2020 for his arrangement of "Schala's Theme". Eric is also the trombonist, arranger, and producer for Split Screen, a remote jazz fusion band that performs arrangements of music from video games. Eric has also performed and presented at festivals such as MAGFest and VGM Con.
In addition to his own projects, Eric frequently works with other musicians both on and off YouTube. Eric's professional affiliations include work with The Game Brass, Carlos Eiene/insaneintherainmusic, Ruscel Torres' "Crash Course VGM Fusion Band", GameGrooves, The Horn Supremacy, and his position as a part-time Band Instructor (and unofficial In-House Composer/Arranger) at Parkview High School.
When Eric is not working, he enjoys cooking, travel, digging into a good video game, and spending time with his friends and family.
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