Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction

Jazz Band from Dallas, TX - Will travel up to 500 miles
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127 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006
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BOOKED 57 days ago

$400 - $4000 per event
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About
There's a good reason they're the most popular Jazz band in Texas. San Francisco-born Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction certainly live up to their name. They are addicted to exemplary musicianship, hip changes and deep grooves which enhance the vocal stylings of this talented young chanteuse.

Hale Baskin is endowed with a clear, beautiful voice, a sure sense of swing, and a seemingly innate sense of the nuances of Jazz phrasing. She moves effortlessly from channeling the stompin' swing of the 1920's, to evoking songbirds of the 1940's Big Bands, to Ella Fitzgerald-inspired Jazz favorites, all the way to Motown, soul, and down-home blues. Performing professionally for 15 years, Hale has a bio which could be attributed to an entertainment veteran twice her age. By the time she had her nineteenth birthday, Hale was awarded three Down Beat Magazine Awards for Student Jazz performances, 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.

Hale is now offering her talent in Texas to anyone who wishes to make their event a guaranteed success. She has been booking with Gigmasters since 2006 and has always held a 5 star rating; clients rave about her performances. She works closely with each client to help find the right fit for their needs, from an intimate duo all the way up to a swingin' 18-piece BIG BAND. Hale and her band are a great choice for any venue/stage size, budget, or audience taste.

Want to kick the party into high gear? Hale's "Little Big Band" can do that too. The songs of Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Tower Of Power, Al Green and other Soul and Motown hit makers are in our private reserve playlist. Looking for something in particular? Just ask!
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Wedding Reception

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Hale and her jazz band were incredible at our wedding reception! Sounded awesome and they were very easy to work on custom song requests. Book them now!!!

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Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction’s Response:

Thank you so much Daniel! We loved playing for you, and what a gorgeous setting for your nuptials! I offer discounts to all wedding clients on future bookings *cough* anniversary *cough* so I hope to see you again! Congratulations, and thank you for including us in your special day!

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Wedding Reception

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Hale Baskin has a phenomenal voice and is backed up by a band of incredibly gifted musicians. The music which they provided was perfect for dancing, listening and as a background for conversation. Our guests of all ages enjoyed the style of music and were amazed by Hale's vocals. Hale prepared songs for our special dances, providing us with some of the sweetest, most tender moments of the day. If there were more stars on your review, we would rate this group off the charts. The band created the perfect atmosphere for our daughter's wedding and we feel so very blessed to have afforded this extraordinary group for her and our new son! Janet Cavagnolo

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Cocktail Party

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Oh my goodness, our guests LOVED Hale and her musicians! I am just SO upset that I didn't get to hear them myself, but I heard only the greatest things about the style, musicality and talent of the trio. All three looked very professional (I saw them from afar while I was running around before the cocktail hour), which is awesome. My family is very musical and all my musical family members thought Hale and her team did such a great job. The jazz music was the perfect touch to our cocktail hour and I could NOT have been happier with how everything turned out! Hale was also awesome to work with!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Hale and her Jazz Addiction were PHENOMENAL!!! The music was absolutely perfect for the occasion. Our guests were smitten with Hale's sultry voice. I would book them again ten times over!!!

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Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction’s Response:

Thank you so much! We had a great time out in Baton Rouge with you!

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Corporate Function

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Hale and her group were accommodating, professional, and most importantly, very entertaining. We look forward to working with her and her group again in the future.

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Fundraiser

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Hale and her band were amazing! They accomodated last minute requests, kept a lively atmosphere and handled any mistakes on our part with grace. I would absolutely recommend them!

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Private Party

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Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction, were truly addicting!! Everyone loved their sound and music. I would recommend them without any hesitation to anyone that is looking for excellent, quality entertainment. They made the night even more memorable than we thought it would be.

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Fundraiser

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Hale was incredibly professional and called a few days ahead of the event to double check details. SHe and her band aarrived in plenty of time for the event. Their performance was outstanding and they were a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend Hale for any event!

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Corporate Function

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One week before our event, we found ourselves looking for a Jazz performer for our Employee Quarterly Meeting. Using Gig Masters to source potential groups, we identified Hale as the preferred group based on the stellar reviews and the professionalism of her Web presence. Working with her agent to ensure our expectations were met was a breeze and everyone was accommodating to our schedule. We were blown away by her performance; her talent is amazing and her presentation phenomenal. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services highly recommends Hale Baskin and Her Jazz Addiction to anyone looking for a class act to perform at their function. "The best or nothing."

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The band looked and sounded fantastic. Well worth the money spent for the larger big band. Hale was very accommodating, and the band members were not only super nice guys, they were true professionals. Just like I wanted, they played some jazz, some blues, and then later on threw in some soul tunes that kept everyone dancing. Highly recommended.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
May
22
Private Party
Fort Worth, TX
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Sep
24
Corporate Function
Dallas, TX
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Sep
7
Wedding Reception
Waco, TX
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jun
8
Wedding Reception
McKinney, TX
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
May
18
Corporate Function
Frisco, TX
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Apr
12
Private Party
Dallas, TX
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Mar
23
Wedding Reception
Dallas, TX
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Mar
21
Private Party
Edmond, OK
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jan
26
Grand Opening
Frisco, TX
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Jan
18
Corporate Function
Dallas, TX
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jan
11
Holiday Party
Dallas, TX
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Jan
11
Holiday Party
Dallas, TX
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Dec
8
Christmas Party
Plano, TX
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
OF THE HUGE NUMBER OF TUNES IN OUR REPERTOIRE, THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE MOST REQUESTED:
A-Tisket A-Tasket
Swing/Classic Big Band
Moonlight Serenade
Swing/Classic Big Band
Take The “A” Train
Swing/Classic Big Band
All Of Me
Swing/Classic Big Band
In The Mood
Swing/Classic Big Band
Tuxedo Junction
Swing/Classic Big Band
Fly Me To The Moon
Swing/Classic Big Band
At Last
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Georgia On My Mind
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Girl From Ipanema
Jazz Standards and Ballads
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Satin Doll
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Bye Bye Blackbird
Jazz Standards and Ballads
The Lady Is A Tramp
Jazz Standards and Ballads
Route 66
Blues
Let The Good Times Roll
Blues
I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
Blues
St. Louis Blues
Blues
The Thrill Is Gone
Blues
Kansas City
Blues
Alright, Okay, You Win
Blues
One Mint Julep
Blues
Dancing In The Streets
Motown/Soul/Funk
Heatwave
Motown/Soul/Funk
Love And Happiness
Motown/Soul/Funk
Let’s Stay Together
Motown/Soul/Funk
I Wish
Motown/Soul/Funk
Rescue Me
Motown/Soul/Funk
I Feel Good
Motown/Soul/Funk
Mustang Sally
Motown/Soul/Funk
Respect
Motown/Soul/Funk
Chain Of Fools
Motown/Soul/Funk
My Girl
Motown/Soul/Funk
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Motown/Soul/Funk
Brass Band
50s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
R&B Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Acoustic Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Cabaret Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction will also travel to Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grapevine, Richardson, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Addison, Euless, Southlake, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Bedford, Roanoke, The Coloney, Lake Dallas, Hurst, Plano, Arlington, Argyle, Grand Prairie, Denton, Keller, Little Elm, Frisco, Garland, Allen, Haslet, Justin.
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