Critically acclaimed, award-winning vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills is the complete package. One of Houston's own, Kristine was named Houston Press Music Awards "Best Female Vocalist," "Best Songwriter" and was named in the Houston's 100 Most Distinguished Artist in the prestigious Rocks-Off list. Mills, the Music Director and featured performer at Giorgio’s at Hotel Granduca, is among Houston’s first-call performer for corporate events, private events, charity events and galas.
Kristine's career as a songwriter produced several CDs, four include her original compositions. Specific cds include BOSSAtoo, the Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant Funded project asYETuntitled, the Gold REMI award-winning film, Collector’s Waltz Soundtrack which she also produced, plus bossanovafied, her first cd of all her original tunes adapted to the classic style of bossa nova. Each cd received Grammy recognition by shortlisting in several categories, plus received international and national radio play, along with broadcasts on the onboard music programs of most major worldwide airlines including British Airways and United.
In addition to many appearances esteemed clubs in New York, Kristine has played sold-out shows in theaters and performing arts centers as guest vocalist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra as headliner for the Brazilian International Jazz Festival in Sao Paolo, Recife, Rio, and Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She also performed at the Miami Music Festival, Festival Carnival Latino, Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Cezanne’s and The House of Blues in Houston, plus was Artist-In-Residence at Hotel ZaZa Houston.
This year Kristine reflects on her several decades' long career in Looking Back. Moving Forward. A Retrospective of Original Music. The definitive songbook of Kristine's music was debuted at the 20th Anniversary Gala "Cuisine for a Cause" benefiting Dress for Success Houston. Singles will be released summer 2021.
"Kristine Mills’ talent for songwriting goes well beyond that realm. She is a fine writer of The Song, an even better writer of The Ballad and best of all she writes a compelling narrative. In short, Mills may be considered a complete musician.
World Music Report, Raul da Gama
"The saucy babe with the Kelly Cuoco sneer and the shelf full of awards is back with album 6, a tasty adult collection of lite jazz delivered with a classic thrush voice. With one of her feet in the Ellington world and the other in Brazil, Mills’ jazz worthy chops are well suited for bringing the past into the present and future making this sweet jazz for nu ears. A solid performer all the way around, Mills makes it happen in fine style."
MIDWEST RECORD - CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
“Graced with beauty, sensitivity, and a magnetic voice. She makes every song have the effect of an aphrodisiac on the senses.”
Jazz Inside Magazine