Eldred began playing trumpet at the age of 12, and performing professionally at 17. Not long after graduating from the University of Hawaii, he moved to Seatle Washington, where he perfromed with The Harry James Tribute band and the Duke Ellington Tribute Band. After several years, Eldred moved to Las Vegas, where he performed regularly with numerous headliners. Among them were Martha Reeves, Frankie Valli, Trent Carlini, The Mills Brothers, Olga Breeskin, Clint Holmes, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and Jay-Z. After returning home to Hawaii in 2008, Eldred has continued his busy performance schedule by playing and recording with groups such as Manao Company, Sherriff Brown, Cas Haley, The Royal Hawaiian Band, The Latin Project, and Henry Kapono, and remains one of Hawaii’s most in demand trumpet players.