Always innovative and pushing the limit, Kristina Koller is making her mark in the music world. As a vocalist, arranger and songwriter Kristina utilizes a wide range of music genres to create her unique sound. Evidenced in her widely acclaimed 2018 debut album ‘Perception’, her take on jazz music in this song collection is both timeless and contemporary, adding interesting textures to uplift old standards for millennial music tastes. Her EP ‘At The Poli Club’, released in early 2019, captures a snippet of her live show. It exemplifies her extraordinary and expressive vocal dynamics in its purest form, doing what she does best - performing and producing music without bounds. Her second studio album, scheduled for the fall of 2019, will display the latest evolution in Kristina's captivating sound, adding more bohemia and indie-pop to the mix.
Growing up just outside of New York City, Kristina was exposed to a wide array of music & dance which markedly influenced her at an early age. As such, she performed in youth musical theater and eventually branched out artistically, embracing solo performance as a teen singer-songwriter and vocalist in alt-rock bands. Her artistic thirst reached into classical art songs, opera and vocal jazz when she discovered the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan and Chet Baker. Her embrace of jazz expanded into the performance space during her high school years, joining a quartet that gigged locally in Westchester, NY. On scholarship she studied at The Hartt School’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz and completed her formal music education at The City College of New York. Kristina developed her musical voice in the NYC jazz scene, performing at venerable haunts such as Smalls, Smoke, Minton's, Mezzrow as well as The Apollo Theater.
With such a diverse artistic foundation, it is no surprise that her innovation for new sounds drives Kristina’s creative flow, melding rock, jazz, funk, R&B & alternative genres into her music.