César Haas Costa is a Brazilian guitarist, composer and educator. César Haas is a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance student at Eastman School of Music, where he teaches Jazz Improvisation and Theory courses along with private jazz guitar lessons. Cesar also works at the Eastman Community Music School as a Small Jazz Ensemble and private jazz guitar instructor.
César have been performing regularly in the NJ/NYC area as a leader and a sideman in venues such as Club Bonafide, Cornelia Street Cafe, Le Poisson Rouge, Tomi jazz, Shrine World Music Venue, Rockwood Music Hall, Maxwell`s Tavern, Corkscrew Bar, among others.
With a solid music education, has a Bachelor in Classical Guitar in one of the top music schools in Brazil and recently finished the NJCU Master of Music in Jazz Performance Program. Currently he is enrolled at Eastman School of Music as a Doctoral Student of Jazz Performance. César took guitar and music lessons with accredited professors from around the world, such as Bill Dobbins (USA), Gary Versace (USA), Mark Sherman (USA), Bob Sneider (USA), Paul Meyers (USA), Allen Farnham (USA), Joel Weiskopf (USA), Eduardo Isaac (ARG), Frank Bungarten (GER), Renato Serrano (CHI), Daniel Wolf (BRA), Mario Ulloa (COR), Paulo Inda (BRA), Celso Loureiro Chaves (BRA), Flávia D. Alves, (BRA), among others.