Eric Du'sean Harland, composer and drummer, is a 29 year old native of Houston, Texas who currently resides on the east coast. Education He began his professional career in 1993 playing locally as he finished high school at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Eric won first chair in 1992-93 with the Regional and All State Jazz Band.
He received a special Citation for Outstanding Musicianship in 1994 from the International Association of Jazz Educators. During a workshop in high school, Wynton Marsalis discovered him and encouraged him to study in New York City. Therefore, after graduation, Eric went on to Manhattan School of Music with a full scholarship in their music program.
After music school Eric went on to study Theology at Houston Baptist University (College of Biblical Studies) to become an ordained Minister. Career Eric has recorded over 45 recordings with various artists. Among these recordings, Let‚s get lost & Wandering Moon (Terence Blanchard on Sony Classical), Black Action Figure (Stefon Harris on Blue Note) and Land Of Giants (McCoy Tyner on Telarc) were nominated for Grammy Awards. Other recordings include artist Charles Lloyd, Kenny Garrett, Ravi Coltrane, and Greg Osby to name a few.
With Terence Blanchard, Eric has played on 18 motion picture movie scores such as Bo Jangles (with Gregory Hines), Caveman's Valentine (with Samuel Jackson), Original Sin (with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie), People I Know (with Al Pacino and Kim Basinger) and Dark Blue (with Kirk Russell).