vc, *1954 US, Hollywood
Musician of Jazz and Rock
Melissa "Missy" Hasin, (born November 3, 1954 in Hollywood, California) is an American cellist who was raised in Newport Beach, California. Although her parents wanted her to stick with classical music, she played the electric bass in various blues and rock bands as a teenager but later concentrated mainly on the cello. She earned a BA in music from California State University Long Beach in 1978. Hasin considers Jaco Pastorius and John Patitucci as primary influences.