Multi-Grammy Nominated Drummer, Eric Harland is the most in
demand drummer of his generation. He has already been on close to 200 recordings at his age of 36.
Eric has been recognized in the Boston Globe, New York Times,
JazzTimes, Modern Drummer, All About Jazz, The New Yorker,
DownBeat, L’uomo Vogue and other prominent publications.
It has been his privilege to share the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Savion Glover, Bill Cosby and many others, as well as todays up and coming artist like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Stacie Orrico and so on.
His current list of performing groups are “JAMES FARM” with JoshuaRedman, “PRISM” with Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks, “SANGAM” with Charles Lloyd and Zakir Hussain, “Charles Lloyd New Quartet”, “OVERTONE” with Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Chris Potter and “VOYAGER” Eric’s own widely recognized group. But Eric doesn’t stop there, he also manages to fit in many collaborations with world-renowned artists like Les Claypool “PRIMUS”, “DISPATCH” the band, John Mayer, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson from “AMERICAN IDOL” and etc.
Through Harland’s extensive travels, he has come to realize that "the deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation."
When Eric Harland contributes… his intention is therefore to create the highest musical experience so that every listener may have insight… into the musical moment.
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