Thursday, August 6th, 2015 6:15 PM
...an uninhibited answer to the young Doris Day.
-Stephen Holden, New York Times
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 6:14 PM
Gardner evokes memories of another time and place.
-NPR
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 6:47 PM
A voice worth seeking out.
-New York Magazine
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 6:46 PM
...a sound and vibe that makes you think she's the secret love child of Peggy Lee and Tom Waits.
-Midwest Record
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 6:45 PM
Gardner's ready to fly.
-Paul deBarros, Seattle Times
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 6:44 PM
...a superb singer deserving greater recognition. (4.5 stars)
-All About Jazz
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 6:42 PM
...definitely an artist to watch in 2015.
-Editors' Pick, DownBeat Magazine
Monday, October 14th, 2013 11:14 AM
…an absolutely first-class singer.  She swings effortlessly without making a big deal of it, and she has a knack for hunting down off-center tunes…Yet she’s just as adept at making something fresh and surprising out of an oft-heard chestnut.
-Terry Teachout, Arts Journal
Monday, October 14th, 2013 11:13 AM
Hilary is a superb singer: her multi-colored voice, her unerring time, her fine but subtle dramatic sense, her wit, her swinging ability to let the song pour through her rather than insisting that the song sit behind her...don’t ignore the exceedingly talented Hilary Gardner.
-Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES
Monday, October 14th, 2013 11:13 AM
The album has both variety and consistency…the capper is ‘Chelsea Morning’ enlivened with Pan-American percussion and transformed into a mashup of Joni Mitchell and Ahmad Jamal.
-Will Friedwald, Wall St. Journal
Monday, October 14th, 2013 11:09 AM
Hilary is wise enough to let the song carry her, wise enough to have absorbed great singers and instrumentalists, but especially wise enough to be herself.
-Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES
Monday, December 12th, 2011 4:49 PM
Hilary Gardner, like the great 'girl singers' of decades past, brings elegance and wit to every song she sings. She lends a touch of vintage cool to new material and makes the old songs sound fresh again.
-Twyla Tharp, Tony & Emmy award-winning director/choreographer
Monday, December 12th, 2011 4:48 PM
If there is anyone who can evoke the class and sophistication of the 'girl singer,' it's Hilary Gardner. Her singing is effortless and intelligent with a personal warmth and musicality that makes for delicious listening.  
-Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel, Grammy award-winning vocalist 
Monday, December 12th, 2011 4:48 PM
“The singer Hilary Gardner -- who sings a few solos and a number of "duets" with the recorded Sinatra -- is wonderful and deserves a spotlight.”  
-Patricia Zohn, Huffington Post
Monday, December 12th, 2011 4:48 PM
“The tangy-voiced Hilary Gardner performed elegantly...”  
-Elysa Gardner, USA Today
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 5:49 PM
"Hilary Gardner, she was born at the wrong time. She should have been born in 1935, just her vocal approach and her voice. Put her in front of the crummiest microphone and she sounds like a young Patti Page."
-Moby
Thursday, January 7th, 2010 5:48 PM
"Hilary Gardner's vocal elevates the beehived wooziness of [Moby's] 'Hope Is Gone' to something positively Lynchian."  
-Iain Moffat, The Quietus