The Nick Haas Trio is a modern jazz ensemble based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With repertoire ranging from traditional standards to off-beat originals, this trio is just as comfortable entertaining in ballrooms as in bar rooms.
Nick Haas (guitar) holds a degree in performance from Hamline University and teaches at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. When he is not playing in this trio, he can be found in one of his other groups (Say Lovey, Bankrupt in Panama).
Eron Woods (percussion) holds a degree in performance from the University of Miami. He spent several years as a house percussionist in the cruise ship industry before embarking on a career playing percussion for various circuses. Today he performs and instructs full time, both privately and through Cadenza Music in St. Paul. Other notable projects include The Dean Brewington Quintet, Exquisite Corps, The Overtones Jazz Trio and The Capri Big Band.
Peter Susag (double bass) can be heard throughout the Twin Cities playing genres ranging from classic jazz to salsa and tango. Besides his various small combo work (Scott Mateo Davies, Wes Ruelle, etc.), he can be heard in the rhythm section of The Capri Big Band (with Eron Woods) and backing any number of vocalists in the area.
A great review of their first CD, Another Dream, by Andrea Canter at JazzPolice.com: http://www.jazzpolice.com/content/view/7855/115/
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Funky elements woven into an acoustic ambient wash pervade all compositions, some begging for dancing shoes, some for lyrics.” -Andrea Canter