Judi Baskin

Judi Baskin

Down Beat's Student Music Awards are 25 years old. That's more than one-fourth the time that jazz has been tickling eardrums. For 25 years the awards have honored and acknowledged the students and teachers that have cultivated and nurtured the growth of jazz education. For the first time, a student at Woodside School has been honored with this prestigious award for her jazz vocals.

Seventh grader Haley (Hale) Baskin has not been singing jazz for years as one might expect. This 12 year old onl …