COUNTRY United States
GROUP JOHN SCOFIELD / RAVI COLTRANE / THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER/ L.A./NYC SESSIONS
Steve Hass is a professional studio/touring drummer and producer who has worked with such artists as Cher, John Scofield, The Manhattan Transfer, Ravi Coltrane, Miri Ben-Ari, Christian McBride, Danillo Perez, John Patitucci, Richard Bona, Wayne Krantz, The BBC Big Band, Suzanne Vega, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Russ Ferrante, Will Lee, Anthony Jackson and many others. He has also shared the stage with such renown artists as Billy Joel, Art Garfunkel, George Benson to name a few.
After attending Berklee College Of Music on scholarship, Steve joined the Ravi Coltrane Quartet. During this time Steve was a studio drummer in New York City playing on dozens of national jingles, record dates, and TV/movie soundtracks. He was also a member of "Masters Of Groove" where he shared the drum chair with the legendary Bernard Purdie. In addition, during this period Steve toured with Christian McBride, Suzanne Vega, Miri Ben-Ari, Bob Berg, and Richard Bona amongst others.
In 2003 Steve began touring and recording with multiple Grammy winners and Atlantic recording artists, The Manhattan Transfer. Hass also released a solo album named Traveler later that year. In 2005 Steve joined John Scofield and Mavis Staples to support Scofield's Verve release "That's What I'd Say". The band toured around the world from 2005 until December 2007 playing R+B, Soul, Jazz and Latin.
Steve is visiting faculty member at such schools as USC, LA Music Academy, and The New School for Jazz in New York City.