Hilary Gardner — Quote Sheet
Thursday, April 1st, 2010 10:43 PM
"Gardner evokes memories of another time and place."
"...an uninhibited answer to the young Doris Day."
-Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A voice worth seeking out."
-New York Magazine
"Gardner's ready to fly."
-Paul deBarros, Seattle Times
"...a sound and vibe that makes you think she's the secret love child of Peggy Lee and Tom Waits."
"Definitely an artist to watch in 2015."
-Editors' Pick, DownBeat Magazine
"...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, Author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington and Satchmo at the Waldorf
"Hilary Gardner is wonderful and deserves a spotlight."
"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, The Wall Street Journal
"The tangy-voiced Hilary Gardner performed elegantly."
"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
"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
"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."
-Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer), Grammy Award-winning vocalist and arranger