ric Garland has been playing drums and composing music in the bay area for over 20 years. Moving from the Sierra Nevada’s in the early 90’s to attend SF State University, Eric quickly became immersed in the local bay area music scene playing everything from jazz to drum n’ bass.
Eric has worked with many great artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond including Roy Ayers (with Jazz Mafia Symphony), Bobby McFerrin (with Brass Monkey Brass Band), hip hop artist Lyrics Born, singer songwriter Anais Mitchell, and in 2005, 60’s icon Donovan.
Current musical projects revolve around Karina Denike, Realistic Orchestra/Treat Street Social Club, accordionist Rob Reich, Tin Cup Serenade, Bay Area Composers Big Band and Brass Monkey Brass Band and violinist Mads Tolling.
Eric co-leads the band Klaxon Mutant Allstars with trumpeter Henry Hung and his own sextet, Eric Garlands Hodge Podge Ensemble, and every Wednesday he leads the jazz jam session at Amnesia in San Francisco.