Novak & Haar

Jon Novak has been playing guitar professionally since 1970. He has played a wide variety of guitar styles from classical to blues and has played with numerous musicians and bands, including Bo Diddley, the Platters, the Coasters, the Shirellels and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. He has also played for the Broadway touring productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Annie. Jon now concentrates his efforts on his love for jazz guitar. He also spends time composing and arranging; his jazz and blues Lutheran church liturgy was premiered early May of 2003. He has recorded three CDs - "Live at the Zoo!" recorded with Blue House, "A Summer's Carol," and "A Winter's Carol" recorded with Novak & Haar.

Mark Haar has played bass in a variety of musical genres. Most often, he has been seen playing with many different jazz ensembles, everything from a small duo to a large big band jazz ensemble. Another home for Mark is the symphonic orchestra. In and around Nebraska, Mark has played with the Omaha Symphony and Chamber Orchestra and was Principal Bass of the Sioux City Symphony. Currently he is a member of the Lincoln Symphony. Mark has also spent time playing with blues bands, worship bands and musical theater pit orchestras. He has appeared on several CDs, most recently on Lars Erickson's "Altered Inventions" and Novak & Haar's "A Summer's Carol" and "A Winter's Carol."