Born in Cleveland Ohio, Fresh off a US tour performing in the bands of Sting and Paul Simon, percussionist/drummer Jamey Haddad holds a unique position in the world of Jazz and Contemporary Music. Haddad’s musical voice transcends styles and trends, and the universal quality of his playing has attracted many international collaborations. Regarded as one of the foremost world music and jazz percussionists. Haddad had lived in NYC for 25 years and has now moved back to his home town of Cleveland, Ohio. Jamey is currently a professor at The Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music and previously taught for 18 years at Boston’s Berklee School of Music, NEC and NYC’s New School.
In 2012 Haddad was voted The top world Percussionist in “DRUM Magazine” and one of the top 4 world-percussionists by the most largely read Percussion Periodical “Modern Drummer” (July 2007).
Mr. Haddad and is currently on tour with , Bokante and he collaborates regularly with Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Osvaldo Golijov, Yo Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Esperanza Spalding, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Billy Drewes, Elliot Goldenthal, Brazil’s Assad Brothers, Simon Shaheen, The Paul Winter Consort, Nancy Wilson, Dave Liebman. His own group “Under One Sun” had a 2017 release and a featured in Downbeat Magazine