Born in Vermont and based in Memphis, Alice Hasen is a professional violinist, recording artist and songwriter. She leads Alice Hasen & the Blaze and is part of the Blackwater Trio, an acoustic rock band. Alice is known for her unique playing style, which combines the virtuosity of her classical upbringing with the freedom and creativity of improvisation. She has been called “one in a million” by Alan Rowoth, founder of folkmusic.org, and “a monster talent” by Jim Hurst, nationally-acclaimed guitarist. She is most at home at the crossroads of genre, pushing the traditional sounds of violin and fiddle out of their comfort zones and into the realms of jazz, pop, funk and rock. In September 2019, Alice released her debut solo album, "Violintro," which features songs written and co-written by Alice, and performances by Memphis musicians. Bluff City Weekend called Violintro "an impressive showcase of the sheer breadth of Hasen's talents across all genres... Hasen has made her Violintro as an emerging star." Ric Chetter of Radio Memphis called it "one of the most dynamic sounds out there."