Kristine Mills

Biography

Kristine Mills, a "bold, blonde entertainer outta the old school" and native Houstonian, has been impressing audiences with her varied repertoire, vocal prowess and command of various languages ever since she launched her professional jazz vocalist career in the early 90's at Ovations. Since then she's graced stages throughout the US, Brazil and Belgium. Last year, Kristine was named one of Houston's Hottest Female Jazz Vocalist on Houston Modern Luxury's Lust List and was the featured musician in “The Loop Music” Houston Modern Luxury Magazine, July 2007. In May of 2007 Kristine released her first cd, Kristine Mills MUSIC. She followed up that cd with the live April 28, 2007 recording of her second cd, Kristine Mills, Playing with the Big Boys - Live! This second album was recorded live during a performance at Cezanne's, Houston's premier jazz club. It features Barry Lee Hall, Jr. and Rocky White of the Duke Ellington Orchestra backed by the Ken Ward Trio. Following this recording, Kristine was invited to perform as guest vocalist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Kristine and the Duke Ellington Orchestra performed in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brasil for the Brasilian International Jazz Festival, August 2007. During the DEO Brazil tour Kristine met Tommy “TJ” James, a leading pianist, composer, arranger and music director. After their return to the States, Tommy vowed to create masterful arrangements and perform with Kristine. They performed together for two dates in late March 2008, along with Barry Lee Hall, Jr., trumpeter, conductor and also arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. They presented a spectacular musical event to commemorate the two-year anniversary of Wade Wilson Gallery and the FOTOFest 2008 also in honor of their friend, Rocky White, drummer of the DEO who was suffering with cancer. Immediately following this performance Kristine headed off to Chicago to play with the Duke Ellington 8-piece band for the Jubilee Celebration of Mies Van Der Rohe. Kristine continues to perform with her trio in Houston at Truluck's plus as the featured artist with her bands for parties, galas and special events - as well as completing her next two cd projects, bossanovafied and As Yet Untitled. Both new cd projects are comprised of Kristine's original compositions.

Ballads
Cry Me A River
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
God Bless The Child
Good Morning Heartache
Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
How Long Has This Been Going On
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Lover Man
One For My Baby And One More For The Road
Tenderly
The Man I Love
When I Fall In Love

Blues
Basin Street Blues
Black Coffee
Oh Darling’
Since I Fell For You
Stormy Monday
Willow Weep For Me
You Can Have My Husband But Don’t Mess With My Man
 
Latin / Brazilian
A Little Tear
Besame Mucho
Con Todo Palabras
Corcovado
How Insensitive
Girl From Ipanema
Lola
Mornin’
Night And Day
One Note Samba
Speak Low
The Island

Medium To Up Tempo
Ain’t Misbehaving
Autumn Leaves
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
They Cant Take That Away From Me
The Masquerade Is Over
Our Love Is Here To Stay

Popular Tunes
Across The Universe
Crazy
Don’t Know Why
Gold Dust Woman
Here With Me
I Can’t Make You Love Me
I Couldn’t Help Myself
Sunny Came Home
Thank You
Walkin’ After Midnight

Standards
Angel Eyes
Can’t Help Loving That Man Of Mine
Misty
My Funny Valentine
Summertime
Swing
All Of Me
Falling In Love Again
Fly Me To The Moon
How Long Has This Been Going On
It Had To Be You
I’ve Got A Crush On You
Lost And Found
Love Is Here To Stay
Makin’ Whoopie
Mean To Me
My Favorite Things
Sleeping Bee
Why Don’t You Do Right
 
Jewish
Bei Mir Bistu Shorn
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Bashanah Havahah
Leha Dodi
 

Bye Bye Blackbird by Kristine Mills
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me by Kristine Mills
How Long Has This Been Going On by Kristine Mills
I Love Paris by Kristine Mills