Vocalist Hilary Gardner grew up in Wasilla, Alaska infatuated with New York City. Hilary’s latest release, The Late Set (Anzic), is a collection of piano/vocal duets with celebrated pianist Ehud Asherie and hearkens back to a bygone era of after-hours music making in tucked-away jazz haunts. Hilary and Ehud’s love of timeless songs is evident in their intimate, swinging renditions of standards both familiar and obscure by stalwarts of the Great American Songbook, including Harry Warren, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen, and more.
Hilary’s critically acclaimed 2014 Anzic Records debut, The Great City, garnered effusive praise from the jazz community, including DownBeat Magazine, which named Hilary "an artist to watch" and a Rising Star Female Vocalist.
Hilary is a founding member of DUCHESS, a Boswell Sisters-inspired vocal trio with Anzic Records label-mates Amy Cervini and Melissa Stylianou