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Eric Harland

Genres  Jazz
Name  Eric Harland
Role  Drummer
Instruments  Drums
Website  Eric Harland

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Born  November 8, 1978 (age 37) Houston, Texas United States (1978-11-08)
Associated acts  Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd, Kurt Rosenwinkel
Music groups  James Farm, SFJAZZ Collective (2005 – 2012)
Albums  Voyager Live by Night, Rabo de Nube, Sangam, Destinations Unknown, Lift Quartet Live at Village V

Education  Manhattan School of Music
Occupation(s)  Musician, bandleader

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Eric Harland (born November 8, 1976) is an American jazz drummer.


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In addition to leading his own group, Harland is a member of Charles Lloyd's Quartet, Dave Holland's Prism, James Farm with Joshua Redman, and Taylor Eigsti's Trio.

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He has also been a member of McCoy Tyner's Quartet, Kurt Rosenwinkel's Standards Trio, Aaron Goldberg's Trio, Julian Lage's Trio, Chris Potter's Trio, and Terence Blanchard's Quintet, among other groups. He was a member of the SFJAZZ Collective from 2005 to 2012.

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Harland began his professional career in 1993 playing locally in Houston, Texas, as he finished high school at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where many notable performers have studied. Harland won first chair in 1992–93 with the Regional and All State Texas Jazz Band. He received a special Citation for Outstanding Musicianship in 1994 from the International Association for Jazz Education. During a workshop in high school, Wynton Marsalis encouraged Harland to study in New York City.

After graduation Harland attended the Manhattan School of Music with a full scholarship in their music program. After music school he went on to study Theology at Houston Baptist University (College of Biblical Studies) and was subsequently ordained as a Minister.

Harland has been featured on over 80 recordings with various artists. Among these recordings, Let's Get Lost and Wandering Moon (Terence Blanchard), Back East (Joshua Redman), and Land of Giants (McCoy Tyner) were nominated for Grammy Awards. With Blanchard and Spike Lee, Harland has performed in 18 motion picture movie scores, including The Caveman's Valentine, Original Sin, People I Know, and Dark Blue.

Harland has toured and recorded with Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Ravi Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Walter Smith III, Aaron Parks, John Patitucci, Zakir Hussain, and others.

In Down Beat's 65th Annual Readers Poll, Harland was included on the short list of world's most recognized drummers along with Elvin Jones and Roy Haynes. He also won the 2008 and 2009 Critics Polls for Rising Star on the Drums. Harland was featured in the September 2002 and November 2009 issues of Modern Drummer.

Harland released his debut album, Voyager: Live by Night, in late 2010. It features Walter Smith III, Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti and Harish Raghavan.

Harland's second album, Vipassana, was released on August 11, 2014.

In April of 2017, Harland opened a state of the art recording studio in New York City called GSI Studios with partners Daniel Rovin and Austin White.


Harland plays Sakae drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth sticks.

As leader

  • Voyager: Live by Night
  • Vipassana
  • As sideman

    With Charles Lloyd

  • Jumping the Creek
  • Sangam
  • Rabo de Nube
  • Mirror
  • Athens Concert
  • With Aaron Parks

  • Invisible Cinema
  • With Taylor Eigsti

  • Let It Come to You"
  • Daylight at Midnight"
  • With Walter Smith III

  • Casually Introducing Walter Smith lll
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  • With McCoy Tyner

  • Land of Giants, 2003
  • With the Monterey Quartet

  • Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
  • With Terence Blanchard

  • Let's Get Lost
  • Wandering Moon
  • Bounce
  • With Dave Holland

  • Pass It On
  • Prism
  • Aziza
  • With Chris Potter

  • The Sirens (ECM, 2013)
  • With Joshua Redman

  • Back East
  • James Farm
  • With Kenny Garrett

  • Standard of Language
  • With the 3 Cohens

  • Braid
  • With Jimmy Greene

  • Gift and Givers
  • True Life Stories
  • "Mission Statement"
  • With Joel Weiskopf

  • Devoted to You
  • With John Swana

  • On Target
  • With Aaron Goldberg

  • Tuning Point
  • Unfolding
  • Worlds
  • Home
  • With Kurt Rosenwinkel

  • The Remedy
  • Reflections
  • With Edward Simon

  • The Process
  • With Greg Osby

  • "Inner Circle"
  • Further Ado
  • With the SFJAZZ Collective

  • SF Jazz Collective Live 2005
  • SF Jazz Collective Live 2006
  • SF Jazz Collective Live 2007
  • SF Jazz Collective Live 2008
  • SF Jazz Collective Live 2009
  • SF Jazz Collective Live 2010
  • SF Jazz Collective Live 2011
  • With Dayne Stephens

  • The Timeless Now
  • With Zhenya Strigalev

  • Smiling Organizm
  • With Stefano di Battista

  • Trouble Shootin'
  • With Ravi Coltrane

  • From the Round Box
  • With Jacky Terrasson

  • Smile
  • Filmography


  • Bojangles (2001)
  • Bamboozled
  • Original Sin
  • People I Know
  • The Caveman's Valentine
  • Dark Blue
  • Pig Hunt
  • References

    Eric Harland Wikipedia

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