Music / Discography
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 WaltzSoundtrack 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.
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 is in the works and will debut at the 20th Anniversary Gala "Cuisine for a Cause" benefiting Dress for Success Houston.
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Discography: (select the album title to link, then listen to the songs)
BOSSAtoo :: Kristine's sixth CD all original songs by Kristine, plus Klaus Mueller's arrangements of two classic Jobim tunes and one by Sting. Shortlisted for nomination consideration in two categories. BOSSAtoo placed #2 on the CMJ Jazz TOP 5 Add Chart, debuted at #35, then peaked at #26 on the CMJ Jazz Charts. BOSSAtoo is enjoying extensive national and international radio play
asYETuntitled :: Kristine released her fifth CD funded in part by the 2012 Houston Arts Alliance Grant for Established, Individual Artist in MUSIC. She celebrated with performances in both Houston and New York Spring 2013. On the short list for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Nomination consideration in **Best Pop with Vocals Album**
Soundtrack for Collector's Waltz :: Nine original songs recorded for the Gold REMI Award-winning documentary were composed and produced by Mills. These feature performances by Duke Ellington Orchestra Tommy "TJ" James, pianist and conductor, and Shelley Carrol, saxophone, along with a who's who of Houston-based classical and jazz musicians. Houston and New York City performances supported the October 2012 release.
Patch of Green (single) :: June 2012, Kristine performed her Concerts for City Greens Songwriting Contest semi-finalist song both at the Tudor City Concert for City Green Summer Series and in concert on the Metropolitan Room stage. Supported by a high-flying coterie of New York-based musicians Kristine performed an all-original set of her new songs.
bossanovafied :: Kristine's third album received international acclaim and airplay since it debuted at #46 on Jazz Week World Music Album Chart, February 2010. The sultry, hot, bossa nova collection of all original songs was recorded in Rio de Janeiro and short-listed for Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Album with Vocals category. Cuts from the CD played on the in-flight radio of several international and domestic carriers.