......its always wonderful to receive an Award from time to time; a pat-on-the-back for your music and your love of getting back up on that stage... here are a few:-
SWISS JAZZ AWARD 2011 - was presented to me ( Alexia Gardner and Offbeat Trio) in 2011. The result of RADIO SWISS JAZZ listeners and the audience of JAZZ ASCONA voting for their favorite Jazz Band.
53 GRAMMY AWARDS 2011 - My album CHASING HOPE ALEXIA GARDNER AND OFFBEAT TRIO made it to the first round of the 53rd GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS. We were nominated in two catagories - BEST NEW COMER and BEST VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM.
LANDING THE LEAD ROLE OF AIDA - AIDA DAS MUSICAL in 2013. Written by Elton John and Tim Rice, based on the Verdi Opera, of the same name, I found myself centre stage and lovin' it! My YOUTUBE PLAYLIST is here for you to enjoy.
15th ANNIVERSARY OF RADIO SWISS JAZZ 2014 - I was just so honored to be chosen to celebrate 15 years of RADIO SWISS JAZZ OVER THE SWISS AIRWAVES. Check out my blog on this fabulous oppertunity and my performance with a distinctly CARIBBEAN flavor right HERE! I made a special YOUTUBE playlist of videos too.
SWISS'OTEL ADVERT FEATURES CHASING HOPE - ok, it was only a few seconds but this international 5 Star Hotel Chain chose my original tune for their global online advert! 2010 -2011
AND IN MY TEENS - Back in the day of Talent Competitions and Singing Competitions - way before the days of televised X Factor, The Voice UK and Britains Got Talent; I was awarded first place time and time again. The winning prize was often £1000 and the bigger, regional competitions could fetch up to £2000.
My sister - Paula Gardner and I - HIGH PROFILE - often made a killing! From Blackpool to Weston-Super-Mare and London to Norwich!
Why don't you check out my BACK IN THE DAY Playlist over on YOUTUBE!
And just Enjoy!