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.”
"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
“...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