Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Zan Gardner is a professional Jazz and Blues vocalist who is emerging as one of the most unique talents in the Philadelphia tri-state area.
She enjoyed a performance schedule at the internationally known Jazz Club Zanzibar Blue every week for over 6 years as well as performances at Ortliebs Jazzhaus with Fahreed Baron and Mickey Roker, Chris's Jazz Cafe with pianist Sam Dockery (formerly with Betty Carter and Art Blakey), the Hotel Atop The Bellevue, River Blues, the Penn Jazz Festival opening for Branford Marsalis and many other venues and festivals.
She is most recognized for her highly original musical interpretations and almost baritone vocal techniques which capture her audiences and convey to them the rich emotions of song lyrics and meaning.
Her style has been described by one media source as having the true presence of a performer who lives through her music from a wail to a tender hush.
Zan Gardner died in a tragic car accident, May 1, 2007.