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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, AWARD-WINNING JAZZ ARTIST KRISTINE MILLS PERFORMS WITH ALL STAR BAND AT PIZZAEXPRESS JAZZ CLUB (SOHO) QUEEN’S JUBILEE WEEKEND, JUNE 5, 1:30 PM.
Kristine is honored to announce the ALL-STAR band for her next London performance at PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) during the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend, Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 pm.
Join Versatile and vivacious American jazz vocalist, Kristine Mills, as she presents From Basie to Bossa, The Sassy Sarah Vaughan Songbook. This award-winning performer is joined on stage with an exceptional trio lead by pianist Janette Mason, with bassist Simon Little and drummer Darren Beckett!
Expect a journey through the prolific career of “Sassy” Sarah Vaughan beginning with songs recored from Great American Songbook in the 1940’s, and 1950's, then we will perform beloved Bossa Nova classics from the 60’s to the 80’s. There will be some surprises, too. (think little band from Liverpool).
"I feel so embraced by London!" said Kristine Mills. "It’s a thrill performing and collaborating with such spectacular, London-based jazz musicians.”
Mills is known as being a constant and persisting voice in the jazz scene. With her latest album project, 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 on June 29 (see here for the premiere) and celebrated the premiere with a sold-out show July 1 at Warehouse 72. She followed up with two EP release concerts, Thursday, Nov. 4 in Austin, Texas at Parker Jazz Club where she performed with the critically-acclaimed house band, led by Kris Kimura, and Friday, Nov. 12, Houston at Warehouse 72 with a band lead by Chad Wesselkamper. After Kristine’s 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 streaming platforms.
“'Looking Back. Moving Forward." EP is the retrospective of my songwriting career,” expressed Kristine Mills. “It encompasses songs written at different times in my life, but they share universal truths about love, life, and death that we all can relate to. Many of the songs are collaborations with other artists which then pull from their experiences to enrich the writing and feelings found in the songs.”
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."
“...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
"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