Kristine Mills returns to the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street -- the scene of her New York debut in February – to premiere "Patch of Green," an all-original set of new songs, on Wednesday June 27, at 9:30pm. For the late-show inferno, the award-winning singer-songwriter fires up highlights from her upcoming CD, "As Yet Untitled," and the Concerts for City Greens song contest semifinalist "Patch of Green."
ill perform "Patch of Green" in its first public performance on June 20, as a featured guest of the free outdoor summer concert series at Tudor City Greens.
At the Metropolitan Room, the Houston native is backed by a trio of New York-based musicians, including the emerging pianistLafayette Harris, Jr.; acclaimed bassist David Dunaway, and the iconoclastic drummer Jacob Melchior.
A two-time Houston Music Press Awards winner ("Best Female Vocalist" in 2009, and "Best Songwriter" in 2010) Kristine has performed at the Hotel ZaZa, Cezanne's and The House of Blues in Houston. Houston Magazine has said that, "Kristine Mills' pure jazz has become part of the soundtrack of Houston." She has also played dates in Miami, Chicago, New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro.
Kristine's third and most recent album, "bossanovafied," charted on Jazz Week's World Music Album Chart in February 2010. The simmering bossa nova collection of all original songs recorded in Rio de Janeiro was short-listed for a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Album with Vocals category.