Eric Harland

drums

Member 2006 — Present

Eric Harland

A leading drummer on the national scene, Texas-born Eric Harland has performed with jazz legends like Betty Carter, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner, and has played on more than 70 recordings with such artists as Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby, Charles Lloyd and Zakir Hussain. In DownBeat’s 65th Annual Readers Poll, he was included in the short list of top drummers, in the company of masters like Roy Haynes and the late Elvin Jones. In 2010, Harland claimed DownBeat's top spot in the Rising Star Drummer category of the Annual Critics Poll for the third straight year. His debut recording as a leader, Voyager, Live by Night, was released in 2011 and features saxophonist Walter Smith III, guitarist Julian Lage, pianist Taylor Eigsti and bassist Harish Raghavan.