Adjunct Assistant Professor and Distinguished Lecturer, Saxophone, Jazz Piano
Director, Performance Laboratory in Jazz Improvisation
A.B., Dartmouth College
Fred Haas has performed with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Joe Morello, Don Cherry, Karrin Allyson, Matt Wilson, Gene Bertoncini, John Proulx and many others. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny calls Fred Haas “a totally world-class saxophone player.” Trumpeter Clark Terry, said, “You won‘t find a more capable jazz player and teacher than Fred Haas, and that‘s a fact!” A Dartmouth graduate ('73), Fred teaches saxophone, jazz piano, jazz improvisation, jazz history, and music theory. He also mentors jazz combos as part of the Performance Lab program in the Music Department. He is the founder of the Interplay Jazz Workshop, an intensive holistic workshop in jazz that integrates yoga, meditation and tai chi with the study of improvised music. Interplay is open to vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages and levels of experience and is now in it’s 16th year. Fred has recorded many CDs, including several for his own JazzToons label. He is also an active performer and composer, traveling internationally to play and teach with a variety of jazz groups. And finally, jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson said, “Fred, for whom I have the great love as a friend and great respect as a player.”
For more information, please visit his website.
Last Updated: 8/17/11