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Cal Haines

My musical life was set in motion at age 5 when I started taking private drum lessons. After several years of study, my brother (who played piano) and I entertained at our grade school's PTA meetings. My home life was filled with friends of my father - saxophonist - coming to our house to play Jazz because we had a set of drums AND a baby grand piano in the living room. At the age of 13, I was asked to play at a local hotel. The gig turned into 3 nights a week and I was billed as “The Boy Wonder”.

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