San Francisco-born Hale Baskin is uninhibited, brassy, and always ready to rumble. By the time she arrived in Texas, Hale had been awarded three DownBeat Magazine Awards for Student Jazz performances, had recorded two full length CD's, performed with such notables as Arturo Sandoval, the Count Basie Orchestra, and the Mike Vax Big Band, and led her own ensemble-- booking venues in four western states. Most recently, Hale was selected to participate in Elk River Sessions Vol. 2, a non-profit musical time-capsule-- the proceeds of which support Denton artists by providing financial assistance to musicians overwhelmed by medical expenses.
Currently, Hale heads up two musical projects which travel nationally for performances, accepts freelance work in live performance and studio contexts, and teaches voice lessons out of her studio in Denton, TX. She is a female business owner (Hale Baskin Entertainment) and is active in local politics, social justice, and environmentalism.