Singer song writer and multi instrumentalist Annette Haas was born in Kitchener Waterloo. She moved to Hamilton to attend Mohawk College, studying voice and piano, where she gradutated with honours from the Applied Music Program. Annette played with various jazz ensembles, including “November Nights” jazz quartet, “The Annette and Shawn Jazz Duo”, “The Harry Waller Big Band”, and “The Harold Namaro Jazz Ensemble”. In 1992, after just picking up the guitar, Annette met Adam Ostrosser and not long after the “Adam and Annette” duo was created.
Adam and Annette duo/band have been playing for 25 years, performing in pubs, bars, private parties, weddings, and cooperate events. They have released two albums: “Adam and Annette”, and “An Adam and Annette Christmas”.
As well as playing with “Adam and Annette”, Haas has played with the successful Canadian disco band, The Travoltas. For the last 17 years, she has enjoyed touring both Canada and the United States with the Travoltas.
Sessions for “Skin and Bone” began in 2000, at Westmoreland Studio, with producer Carl Jennings (Freedom Train). Busy schedules kept sessions to a minimum, but the album gained momentum in 2002, coming together in 2005. Skin and Bone can be found on iTunes.
As well as playing with Adam, and The Travoltas, Haas also played in a duo with fellow Travolta, Ben Kempel, she played bass for Mike Trebilcock (The Killjoys), sang in the “Just Friends” jazz trio, back up vocals for the Tower of Power tribute act, Oakland Soul, and still plays the occasional gig with the 905 Band!
Currently, you can find her around southern Ontario playing solo in many different venues, from fine dining restaurants to small pubs and patios, house parties, weddings and funerals, as well as playing with Adam Ostrosser, Tomi Swick, and various amazing musicians in the Hamilton area. She is also now the bass player for rising country star, Brad James. Annette has had the privilege of opening for Ron Sexsmith, Kevin Hearn (The Barenaked Ladies), Alfie Zappacosta and Rik Emmett, playing her original material, as well as playing with her original band at Hamilton’s famous Festival of Friends. And look for Annette Haas on YouTube singing the American and Canadian national anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays, at the Rogers Center.