Kristina Koller

United States of America



Always innovative and pushing the limit, Kristina Koller is making her mark in the music world. As an evolving jazz-centric artist, Kristina has developed into a highly individual songwriter, arranger & vocalist. Koller creates music that crosses generations, while still embracing the history and mood of traditional jazz. She arranges tunes in unique ways, pushing the boundaries of vocal jazz. Kristina revamps classic material while retaining their essence, putting her own winning personality and fresh ideas into the music & lyrics that she interprets.

Her diverse & unconventional approach is exemplified on her first two albums ‘Perception’ and ‘Stronger’. In her debut album ‘Perception’, Koller breaks through the standard vocal jazz mold and delivers a compilation of deftly composed originals and reimagined gems, carefully selected with the thematic focus of love and relationships at the forefront of each. On ‘Stronger’ she takes a deep, risky dive and combines art rock with jazz & indie-pop in an array of original music. The thematic & powerful songs radiate mental strength, projecting empowerment through self-discovery & awareness. On her latest album ‘Get Out of Town’, Koller celebrates the music of Cole Porter in her own distinct way. She mixes R&B, neo-soul, traditional swing and acoustic jazz sounds in a tight 8 song compendium of Porter’s music. The music was debuted during her 2021 ‘Cole Porter Re-Imagined’ Midwest Tour funded by the South Arts Organization.

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. 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.

In addition to her individual creative and performance efforts, Kristina has kick-started & hosted a number of community music projects. In 2019 she started up a popular Neo soul/improvised jam in Brooklyn called Neo Jam. The pandemic didn't stop her. In 2021 she jump started and produced the Feel Good Music Series in Peekskill, NY alongside Arts 10566 and fellow musician Alex Smith. The annual summer festival brings a wide range of music styles to the Peekskill community.

With such a diverse artistic foundation, it is no surprise that her innovation for new sounds drives Kristina’s creative flow, melding jazz, funk, rock, R&B & alternative genres into her music.

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Art Type:



New York, United States of America


Band, Duo, Quartet, Singer (Vocalist), Trio


Funk, Groove, Indie, Jazz, Lounge Music, Multi Genre, Neo Soul, Pop, R&B, Soul

Events Type:

Hotels & Restaurants, Wedding, Festival, Public Event, Corporate Event, Private Party



Awards and Recognition

JazzRoad Grant

Discovery Artist for Midatlantic Jazz Festival


Performed at various Jazz Clubs in the US: The Side Door, The Poli Club, The Velvet Note, Nublu 151, etc.

Performed at NYC haunts: the Apollo Theater, Mezzrow, Smalls, Smoke Jazz, Mintons Jazz

Southarts JazzRoad Grant Tour of the Midwest

Performed at various jazz festivals: NYC Winter Jazz Fest, White Plains Jazz Fest, Midatlantic Jazz Festival

Residency at Tavern on the Green (NYC)

Residency at Blue Water Grill (NYC)

Song list

  • Jazz & Bossa Nova
  • All of Me
  • All the Things You Are
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Agua de Beber
  • A Night in Tunisia
  • Afro Blue
  • After You've Gone
  • Airmail Special
  • All the Way
  • Almost Like Being in Love
  • Alone Together
  • Angel Eyes
  • Anthropology
  • Ask Me Now
  • Besame Mucho
  • Body & Soul
  • Bewitched
  • Blame it On My Youth
  • Blue Skies
  • But Not For Me
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cant We Be Friends
  • Caravan
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Chega de Saudade
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Corcovado
  • Cry Me a River
  • Comes Love
  • Darn that Dream
  • Day by Day
  • Day Dream
  • Days of Wine & Roses
  • Desafinando
  • Detour Ahead
  • Devil May Care
  • Dindi
  • Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me
  • Don't Know Why
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • East of the Sun
  • Easy to Love
  • Every time we Say Goodbye
  • Exactly Like You
  • Falling in Love with Love
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • Feeling Good
  • Fever
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Get Out of Town
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How Deep is the Ocean
  • How High the Moon
  • How Insensitive
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • I Could've Danced All Night
  • I Didn't Know About You
  • I Didn't Know What Time it Was
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Hear Music
  • I Mean You
  • I Thought About You
  • I Wish You Love
  • If I Were a Bell
  • I'll Be Around
  • I'll Know
  • I'll Remember April
  • I'm A Fool to Want You
  • I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • I've Never Been in Love Before
  • If You Never Come to Me
  • In the Still of the Night
  • It Could Happen To You
  • It's Always You
  • It Dont Mean a Thing
  • It's All Right With Me
  • Joy Spring
  • Just In Time
  • Just One of Those Things
  • Just Squeeze Me
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Love Me or Leave Me
  • Lover
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Mas Que Nada
  • The Masquerade is Over
  • Mean to Me
  • Meditation
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Ideal
  • My Old Flame
  • My Romance
  • My Shining Hour
  • Nature Boy
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Never Will I Marry
  • Nice Work if You Can Get It
  • Night and Day
  • The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • Nobody Else But Me
  • The Old Country
  • Old Devil Moon
  • On a Clear Day
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • On the Street Where You Live
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Once I Loved
  • One Note Samba
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Pure Imagination
  • Put On a Happy Face
  • Save Your Love for Me
  • September in the Rain
  • Skylark
  • Smile
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Sometimes I'm Happy
  • Somewhere
  • Speak Low
  • Star Eyes
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Stormy Weather
  • Summertime
  • Take the A Train
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Tenderly
  • That Old Black Magic
  • There is No Greater Love
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • There's a Lull in My Life
  • They Can't Take that Away from Me
  • This Can't Be Love
  • Thou Swell
  • Till There Was You
  • Time After Time
  • Tonight
  • Too Close for Comfort
  • Unforgettable
  • The Very Thought of You
  • Wave
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Well You Needn't
  • What A Difference a Day Made
  • What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  • What a Wonderful World
  • What Are You Doing New Years Eve
  • What is This Thing Called Love
  • What'll I Do
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • Where or When
  • Willow Weep for Me
  • You Dont Know What Love Is
  • You Go To My Head
  • You Stepped Out of A Dream
  • You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  • You're Everything
  • You've Changed


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  • Sound Equipment


For one musician


Per Hour


This is just my rate for myself alone. If it's with other musicians, prices vary. So myself singing & playing keys or myself singing & playing ukulele.

No of sets:



Drums, bass, guitar, horns, piano and any other instrument.


USD 240 /hour

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How long is a set?

Depending on what the client would like, I can do either one long set of music for 1.5 hours or if it's up to 4 hours of time they'd like us to perform then it would be an hour long set and the rest are 45 min sets with a 15 min break in between each set.

Can you play song requests?

Yes, with enough time in advance that is a possibility, however if it's music that I don't know and the event is 4 days away that's not as likely.

Kristina Koller