In 1999 Haye went to Amsterdam to study jazzdrums and music in schools at the conservatory. He took lessons with Martijn Vink, Marcel Serierse, Lucas van Merwijk and Gerhard Jeltes, and made the jazz-repertoire his own. Besides playing drums, Haye’s interest for world music was developed here, and he took courses in Latin- and Brazilian percussion (Bart Fermie), African percussion (Aly N’Diaye Rose, Ponda O’Brian) and tabla (Niti Ranjan Biswas). In 2005 Haye graduated as a Master in Music.

As a drummer Haye has been playing with lots of great musicians in very different styles. He’s known as a bigband and smallgroup player, but does a lot of studio and pop work as well. And besides that, he is teaching at the Conservatory of Amsterdam technique to jazzdrummers, eversince he graduated there. Haye is a steady member in different groups, like Sven Ratzke and Mathilde Santing (pop), the Konrad Koselleck Bigband and the Holland Bigband, Traeben and VinnieVibes (jazz). And he’s hired a lot by known orchestra’s like the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.