I am a British Singer with Jamaican Roots. I began my career touring the British Cabaret Circuit in England and Wales during my teens.I toured with my gifted, younger sister - Paula Gardner - as a sophisticated Accapella duo called 'High Profile' and we got much acclaim for our harmonic voices. (Check out a fun old, old, youtube link HERE)
As a graduate of London's Central School of Speech and Drama with a Bachelor of Education Honours in Speech and Drama (B.Ed Hons) I, at first, embarked on a very rewarding Teaching career in my home city, Birmingham. I taught Drama and English Language at Secondary Schools but soon began persuing my love of music, particularly that of jazz music.
A solo career took me across the Mediterranean on luxury Cruise Liners as well as to the luxury hotel groups in Asia. I have had the honor of singing for the likes of the late Nelson Mandela (Kuala Lumpur 2001), to several Heads of States and Prime Ministers. From Sir Sebastion Coe (Xintiandi, Shanghai 2005) to Sir Richard Branson (Singapore 2000).
It continues to be a musical journey for me. I have spent the last 8 years performing in and around Switzerland. It has been a joy! I am about to embark on another exciting new advenutre. As of Autumn 2014 I am resident in Long Island City, New York. One of the most dynamic cities on the planet.
I have had the pleasure of performing at 95th Street and Broadway at New York's classy Symphony Space. I was joined on stage by the most gifted rhythm section this town has to offer. Truely. New York Debut Alexia Gardner In Manhattan
I have since performed at New York's CIPRIANI ON 42ND STREET as well as Brooklyn's SISTAH'S PLACE and JAZZ 966
My latest album ALEXIA GARDNER LIVE AT THE BIRDSEYE JAZZ CLUB is currently being featured on SWISS - their in-flight jazz entertainment throughout 2017.
So you can listen to my voice while you fly!
Watch out world...Exciting things to come!