Welcome to Kristine Mills Music

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, AWARD-WINNING JAZZ ARTIST KRISTINE MILLS PERFORMED FROM BASIE TO BOSSA, THE SARAH VAUGHAN SONGBOOK IN SEVERAL PERFORMANCES IN BELFAST, IRELAND AND HOUSTON, TEXAS!

Fresh off the her standing-room-only London show, American jazz vocalist, Kristine Mills returned to her hometown of Houston, Texas for five performances and then fresh of the plane and on to Bert's Jazz Bar stage, for her for two November shows Saturday, Nov 12 and Friday Nov. 24 to perform From Basie to Bossa, The Sarah Vaughan Songbook.  

This show covers the prolific, four-decade long, recording career of “Sassy” Sarah Vaughan. Songs from the Great American Songbook fill the first half of the set with hits from her early solo career into her mid-century recordings. Her love of Brazilian music from the 60’s to the 80’s is featured in the second set. Oh, there’s a huge surprise! We’re presenting cuts from an amazing, yet little known recording from her later years. You’ll have to attend the show to find out more! 

Mills is known as being a constant and persisting voice in the jazz scene. With her last album project, "Looking Back. Moving Forward." a key moment in her three-decade long career, she received critical acclaim and media support back in the States. She premiered the single “Hold Fast” with Houston CityBook, then celebrated the premiere with a sold-out show at Warehouse 72.   

Raul da Gama with World Music Reports says, “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."  

She followed up with two EP release concerts, in Austin, Texas at Parker Jazz Club with Kris Kimura’s house band, and in Houston at Warehouse 72. Shortly after Kristine’s 2021 move to London, she debuted at Piano Smithfield on January 20, 2022 with pianist Janette Mason and bassist Simon Little.   

The new album, as well as her other releases, are available on Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming platforms.  

“'Looking Back. Moving Forward." EP is the retrospective of my songwriting career,” expressed Mills. “It encompasses songs written at different times in my life, but they share universal truths about love, life, and death. Sentiments that are relatable to all of us.” 

 

Reviews

"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

KRISTINE MILLS QUARTET Cheers with Jazz and Cocktails at Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast, NI

Cheers from Bert's Jazz Bar

American jazz vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills is joined on stage with Belfast-based trio lead by pianist Barry “Baz” McCrudden with rhythm section comprised of bassist Ken Murphy and drummer Rebecca Montgomery.  Enjoy jazz classics with a few jazzy Holiday tunes just to warm you up for the holidays.

Book at Bert's Jazz Bar by visiting their site, calling 028 9026 2713 or visiting OpenTable.

Cheers! Kristine

Previous events

Date Event Location
Kristine Mills Back at Bert's in Belfast! Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ
Tahirih Justice Center Houston Journey to Justice: Progress & Perseverance Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas
(CDT, UTC-05) (CDT, UTC-05) Kristine Mills and Barry Sames LIVE at Turner's Turner's, Houston, TX Turner's, Houston, TX
(CDT, UTC-05) (CDT, UTC-05) Rendezvous at the Revaire benfiting Dress for Success Houston The Revaire, Houston The Revaire, Houston
(CDT, UTC-05) (CDT, UTC-05) Kristine Mills in Concert at Warehouse72 Warehouse72, Houston, Texas Warehouse72, Houston, Texas
(BST, UTC+01) (BST, UTC+01) Kristine Mills Sings from Basie to Bossa, The Music of “Sassy” Sarah Vaughan Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ
(BST, UTC+01) (BST, UTC+01) Kristine Mills sings From Basie To Bossa, The Sarah Vaughan Songbook Piano Smithfield, Barbican, London EC1A 9PN Piano Smithfield, Barbican, London EC1A 9PN
(BST, UTC+01) (BST, UTC+01) A Match Made in Heaven, The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ
(CDT, UTC-05) (CDT, UTC-05) A Match Made in Heaven, The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with Kristine Mills Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ Bert's Jazz Bar, Belfast BT1 2DZ
(BST, UTC+01) (BST, UTC+01) Kristine Mills performs "From Basie to Bossa" The Sassy Sarah Vaughaun Songbook PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, London W1D 3RW PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, London W1D 3RW
(UTC-12) (UTC-12) Kristine Mills in Concert at Piano Smithfield Piano Smithfield, Barbican, London EC1A 9PN Piano Smithfield, Barbican, London EC1A 9PN
Kristine Mills London Debut at Piano Smithfield Piano Smithfield, London, EC1A 9PN Piano Smithfield, London, EC1A 9PN
Kristine Mills Album Release Concert Warehouse72, Houston, Texas Warehouse72, Houston, Texas
Kristine Mills Video and Single Release Concert of Blue Isn't Blue Anymore at Parker Jazz, Austin Parker Jazz Club, Austin Parker Jazz Club, Austin
Looking Back. Moving Forward. Pre-release Celebration sponsored by Sloan/Hall and Legacy Community Health Sloan/Hall, Houston, TX 77098 Sloan/Hall, Houston, TX 77098
 —  — RENDEZVOUS WITH DFSH FEATURING KRISTINE MILLS BAND Dress for Success Houston, Houston Dress for Success Houston, Houston
 —  — Kristine Mills and Barry Sames Turner's Late Night Set Turner's, Houston, TX Turner's, Houston, TX
 —  — Kristine Mills Intimate CD Release Party Warehouse72, Houston, Texas Warehouse72, Houston, Texas
Kristine Mills "Late Night" with Barry Sames Turner's, Houston, TX Turner's, Houston, TX
Kristine Mills with Barry Sames late night at Turner's Turner's, Houston, TX Turner's, Houston, TX
...songs hold true to the infectiously jazzy sound that has propelled Mills into headliner gigs at events like the Brazilian International Jazz Festival and allowed her to play sold-out shows in theaters and performing arts centers around the world — from Houston to Sao Paolo.” - Daniel Renfrow

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