Music Meleti Educator Kris Adams
Ms. Kris Adams
Kris Adams began singing at an early age having grown up in a music-loving family. Her grandfather played the organ by ear and her mother played the piano. As a young teenager, Kris sang in a touring children’s theatre and had her first professional gigs at the age of 19 in Hartford, singing in a Latin-jazz band that the late saxophonist Tom Chapin was a member of. Kris left Hartford to attend Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. She released her first CD, “This Thing Called Love” in 1999 and her second, “Weaver of Dreams” in 2002. Both were collaborations with pianist/arranger, Steve Prosser.
She recorded her third disc in 2013 (Jazzbird Records), “Longing” in collaboration with trumpeter/arranger, Greg Hopkins. Her latest and fourth release is “We Should Have Danced” and it features her lyrics, Steve Prosser’s music and Tim Ray’s arrangements for voice, flute, piano and bass. Kris has shared the stage with Joe Lovano, Wayne Escoffery, Lee Musiker, Cameron Brown, Billy Drummond, Bill Pierce, Harvie S, Jay Leonhart and Michelle Hendricks.
She has performed and given clinics in New England, New York, Los Angeles, Brazil, Germany and Italy, recently, at the Fara Sabina Jazz Festival along side Jonathan Kreisberg, Kevin Hays, Rueben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson. Kris currently teaches at Berklee and is the author of the book “Sing Your Way Through Theory” (Hal Leonard).