Annette Haas was born in Kitchener Waterloo. She moved to Hamilton in 1987 to attend Mohawk College, where she gradutated with honours from the Applied Music Program. From 1989-1992, 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, Annette met Adam Ostrosser and not long after the “Adam and Annette” duo was created.
Adam and Annette have been playing over 200 shows a year for over 12 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”. The duo expanded to a band when Annette took up her new favourite instrument, the bass!!
As well as playing with “Adam and Annette”, Haas has played with the successful Canadian disco band, The Travoltas. For the last 8 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 in Burlington Ontario. Busy schedules kept sessions to a minimum, but the album gained momentum in 2002, coming together in 2004. Currently, Annette continues to gig with Adam Ostrosser, and The Travoltas, and also plays in a duo with fellow Travolta, Ben Kempel. She plays bass for Mike Trebilcock (The Killjoys), sings in the “Just Friends” jazz trio, and back up vocals for the Tower of Power tribute act, Oakland Soul. You can find her around southern Ontario playing solo in many different venues, from fine dining restaurants to small pubs and patios. 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 for something completely different, Annette and her amazing band have a Sheryl Crow tribute act called Wildflower! And look for Annette Haas on YouTube singing the American and Canadian national anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays, at the Rogers Center.