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) and two movies not yet released, People I Know (with Al Pacino and Kim Basinger) and Dark Blue (with Kirk Russell).
Performing live is one of Eric's greatest joys and he has had numerous opportunities to play with the greats in the jazz industry. Some of these artists include the late, great Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, McCoy Tyner, and John Patitucci. Eric has ventured out into modeling for LLumo Vogue and the New Yorker Magazine by world-renowned photographer Arthur Elgort. In 'Down Beat's, 65th Annual Readers Poll', Eric made it on the short list of world recognized drummers along with Elvin Jones and Roy Haynes. The New York Times printed an article featuring Eric Harland stating that he is "...setting the rhythm of jazz's future." Eric has also been featured in the Sept. 2002 issue of Modern Drummer. Eric would also love to give thanks to God for his nurturing and understanding that keeps him inspired in every moment.