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Cal Haines


Playing drums has been Cal’s passion beginning at an early age when he studied with Charlie Wilcoxin. His long career followed touring with the United Service Organization and attending Memphis State, and has included performing with some recognizable names including Diahann Carroll, Bob Hope, Danny Thomas with the St. Jude’s Telethon, Clark Terry, Yul Brenner in the “King and I”, Michael Anthony, and Bobby Shew. Since returning to New Mexico in 2006, Cal is probably best known for creating the 9-piece band “SuperSax New Mexico” and being a member of the Tribute Trio and Longshot Trio, both earning NM Music Awards for their original CDs. For the past 14 years, Cal has mentored middle and high school percussion students in Albuquerque and Santa Fe schools. He also gives private lessons and takes immense pride in the accomplishments of his students.