Steve Haines Steve Haines

Steve Haines (double bass) has played with Wycliffe Gordon, Paul Bollenback, Joel Frahm, Ralph Bowen, Joe Chambers, Dick Oatts, Fred Wesley, Adam Nussbaum, Bob Berg, and Joe Williams. His first album as a leader The Steve Haines Quintet: Beginner's Mind (Artist’s House Records) received international critical acclaim and was hailed as “one of the best inside/outside records of the year.” His newest album as a leader, The Steve Haines Quintet with Jimmy Cobb: Stickadiboom (Zoho records) is available at, or itunes. His most recent recording as a sideman is Chad Eby’s Broken Shadows (Cellar Live records), with Doug Wamble, and Jason and Branford Marsalis.

He is an associate professor and directs the Miles Davis Program in Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Haines holds a B.M. in Jazz Performance from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada and a M.M. in Music (Jazz Studies) from the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the UNT One O’clock Lab Band. Haines' music is published at the University of Northern Colorado Press. Steve orchestrated and arranged the musical Ella: The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald. This past year Steve performed in New Zealand, Czech Republic, New York City, Washington D.C., and Canada. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Jazz Fellowship and a proud member of the Greensboro Warriors Hockey team.


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Albums by Steve Haines

Album And the Third Floor Orchestra by Steve Haines

And the Third Floor...

Justin Time Records

Album Stickadiboom by Steve Haines


Zoho Music

Album Beginner's Mind by Steve Haines

Beginner's Mind

Artists House


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