Jill & Jake Gardner at home in the Triad

Globetrotting Singers at Home in the Triad

Posted by Julie in Interview, News, Piedmont Opera 23 Oct 2016

Music fills their days. They rise up singing, and Jake and Jill Gardner, two of the stars in Piedmont Opera’s “Tosca” that opens Friday, spend most of their time making beautiful music, playing beautiful music or thinking about beautiful music.

Jill, who has a bachelor’s degree in piano performance, often accompanies them when they are practicing for performances. Jake warms up his bass-baritone voice on songs like “The Rose of Tralee,” a 19th-century Irish ballad. Jill slides with apparent ease into a passage from “Tosca.”

Read the full article by Lynn Felder of the Winston-Salem Journal here…