Originally hailing from Wasilla, Alaska, classically trained vocalist Hilary Gardner arrived in New York in 2003. Since then, Hilary has performed in many of New York’s top venues, such as Iridium, Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, the Jazz Standard, and the Allen Room at Lincoln Center. In 2005 Hilary headlined a concert at the Moscow Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Russia with Jazz Messenger and trumpet star Valery Ponomarev. The same year, Hilary toured throughout Germany with the Twinz Record label. Critics praised Hilary for her vocal contributions to Oasis, the 2004 release by the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, led by Mike Longo, longtime Dizzy Gillespie associate. She has also recorded a Christmas album, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. As a guest vocalist, Hilary has appeared on recordings with Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel, vocal jazz quartet Monday Off, indie-pop singer/songwriter Amiel, and jazz crooner Charles Darden, among others. Hilary is the voice of West 73rd, a jazz-inflected cabaret project in collaboration with pianist/producer Frank Ponzio, bassist Peter Donovan, and drummer Vito Lesczak. Their CD, A Song About Forever (CAP), celebrates the music of Kurt Weill and was nominated for a MAC Award for “Best Jazz Recording of 2008.” Hilary is currently collaborating with multi-platinum recording artist Moby on original music. Moby features Hilary on his critically acclaimed 2009 release, Wait For Me.