The daughter of two musicians, Christine Hitt started her recording career with the MAXJAZZ record label in 1999. During her time in St. Louis as a jazz vocalist and pianist, Christine recorded and performed with Ugonna Okegwo, Bruce Barth, Montez Coleman, Peter Mayer, and Tom Kennedy, among others. Her solo CD You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To features drummer Jeff Hamilton and bassist Tom Kennedy. The recording received international distribution and airplay. It can be heard on music streaming services for Sirius XM, Direct TV, Nordstroms, Gap, Olive Garden and American Airlines.
Her upcoming release Magical Kite was recorded at Capitol studios and was produced by Geoffrey Keezer and features Jeff Hamilton, John Beasley, Bob Sheppard, and Gene Coye
As a pop vocalist, Christine has recorded jingles for companies including Maxwell House, Anheuser Busch, Circle K and Ramada Inn. She has backed Marylin McCoo, Darius Rucker and been a member of one of Modern Bride’s top wedding bands The Confidentials.
As an arranger, her work can be heard on Sony BMG Blue Mood 3, Susie Thorne- Blue Skies Clear Day, Tom Kennedy- Capri Records Just Play, MXJ301 Holiday CD and MXJ107 You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To.
Passionate about music education, Hitt has taught vocal and instrumental jazz at Washington University, Webster University, Concordia College, North Dakota State University, MNState Moorhead and Iowa Western Community College where she was the Director of Instrumental Music. Her students and ensembles have performed at the 24th, 27th and 35th annual IAJE Conventions. Christine's private vocal jazz students have won downbeat awards and currently perform with the London Contemporary Voices and the USAF Singing Sergeants. Other jazz artists she has had the pleasure of performing with include: Hubert Laws, Sylvia McNair, Slide Hampton, Lauren Sevian, Steve Smith, Justin Kisor and Curtis Fuller.
"Diana Krall has made a huge name for herself singing standards in a sexy breathy voice. No less talented, Christine Hitt, a Minnesota-born singer/pianist, caught the eye of MAX JAZZ's Richard McDonnell... You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To is a wholly satisfying survey of deftly performed standards that should make content even the fussiest listener. It expresses the true spirit of jazz." -All About Jazz
"She has an unpretentious approach while sharing her great musical sensibilities with others. She's a real joy to work with." -Jeff Hamilton