Dave Haskell Group

Guitarist and composer Dave Haskell has had an unusual career, with two stints as a professional musician bracketing two decades as a commercial pilot.

He began as a blues-playing teenager mentored by Robben Ford, before falling in with a succession of exceptional pianists based in the Bay Area, including Larry Vuckovich, Smith Dobson, Larry Dunlap, and Mike Nock, who featured the guitarist on a gig with his seminal fusion combo "The Fourth Way" at the Great American Music Hall.

In the late 70's he worked for several years with tenor saxophonist and jazz/rock fusion pioneer Jim Pepper, in a band with bassist Ratzo Harris and pianist Russell Ferrante (who went on to found the Yellowjackets). Other work followed with Mark Soskin, Jeff Lorber, Merl Saunders, Randy Crawford, and the LA based fusion band "Rush Hour", before Dave's career change to professional pilot.

Retired from piloting, Dave is composing and playing seriously again, leading his own group with top Bay Area musicians such as Matt Clark, Adam Shulman, Dan Zemelman, Aaron Germain, Dan Feiszli, Phil Thompson, Curt Moore, Alan Hall, and his distinguished colleagues below.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Dave Haskell Group.


Pianist and keyboardist Steve Carter has performed with Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Ray Obiedo, Linda Tillery, Bill Summers, Andy Narell, Billy Cobham, George Benson, Bobby Womack, Kenneth Nash, Nicolas Bearde, Don Cherry, Los Mocosos, and Taj Mahal. He currently leads his own trio with Dennis Smith and Tommie Bradford, and is active as a studio musician and songwriter.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Dave Haskell Group.


Born and raised in Innsbruck, Austria, electric bassist Ariane Cap has been musically active since the age of five, playing classical piano, recorder, and flute until the age of 18. She entered the Academy of Music Vienna in 1996 studying Jazz Bass and Bass Education. In 1998 she moved to the U.S to study at University of Miami and University of South Florida in Tampa. Ariane has studied with greats such as Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Chuck Rainey, Gerald Veasley, Kai Eckhardt, and Kenny Werner.

She performs in a wide variety of genres, from Celtic rock to Flamenco, from blues to African palmwine music, from Cirque du Soleil to her duo project with bassoon virtuoso Paul Hanson.


Drummer Todd Tribble graduated Cal State University, Northridge in So Cal. During that period he performed with Claire Fisher, The Ladd McIntosh Big Band, and others. Living in Nor Cal the last twenty years he has performed with a range of prominent artists such as Tom Scott, Garth Brooks, and guitarist Jeff Watson.