Shahar Haziza

The Secret Sea / Big Vicious / Isaiah

Shahar was born in 1975 in Israel. At the age of 12 he received his first drum set and began taking lessons. Passionate about his developing talent, Shahar began studying at the “Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music” at the age of 16. In his third year of studies Shahar won the”jazz player of the year” award and was sent to participate in the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in New York City.
During 1995-96 Shahar completed a year of studies at “Berklee College of Music" in Boston, USA. After completing his studies Shahar returned to Israel and began performing and recording with Israel’s leading jazz and rock musicians including: Eli Degibri, Avishay Cohen (trumpet), Yonatan Avishai to name a few, Including numerous appearances at the Red Sea Jazz Festival.
In 2000 Shahar joined the touring band of Eviatar Banai. His eponymous debut album was released in 1997 and the combination of traditionalist chamber pop sound with modern sounds, emotional lyrics and intricate melodies was received exceptionally well: The reviews were uniformly positive, many songs became major radio hits and the album reached Platinum.
In 2003 Shahar joined the popular rock band “Habiluim”, with whom he toured for two years within Israel, Russia and Hungary, including television and radio performances. In the same year Shahar arranged and recorded the song "Kacha Stam" by Sasha Argov for the album "Great Jewish Music: Sasha Argov", out on "Tzadik" Records (New York).
In 2004 Shahar began playing with one of Israel’s leading singer songwriters, Rami Kleinstein. Rami's first solo album achieved gold status. His sixth album reached triple platinum status within ten days of release. Still currently the drummer for Rami’s band “Hamoatza”, Shahar has performed with them in Israel, Europe and the.
In the past 3 years Shahar has performed and recorded with the band "The Secret Sea". They have released their first EP "All About Us" in 2012 (Anova music), and these year they have released their self-titled album "The Secret Sea" (Anova music). They have performed all over Israel and year they will perform at the Primavera sound festival in May 2014.

Shahar’s versatility behind the drums has been seen in many musical genres, from Jazz and avant-garde to rock and folk, which made him one of the busiest drummers in Israel today and an in demand session artist.

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