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EC-CHAP Jazz Series: Kris Adams and Tim Ray with Special Guests

  • The Packing House 156 River Road Willington, CT, 06279 United States (map)

EC-CHAP Jazz Series: Kris Adams (vocal) and Tim Ray (piano) with Special Guests

Tickets $17.00 in Advance (ONLINE) / $20.00 at the Door / Special Student Price $10.00 at the Door (WITH VALID I.D.)


Possessing an innate sense of time and a voice rich with the echoes of the masters, vocalist Kris Adams is truly a unique artist in the world of jazz. For over 30 years, she has sung at venues and given educational instruction worldwide, and has shared stages, recording studios, and teaching clinics with such luminaries as Joe Lovano, Luciana Souza, Gregory Hutchinson, Billy Drummond, Wayne Escoffery, Michelle Hendricks, and Paul Bley. Kris also has three solo albums to her credit, as well as multiple guest appearances and featured turns on a variety of jazz recordings and projects. She has adjudicated at many national music festivals, as well as participated in conferences around the world.

After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 1982, Kris began performing professionally all over the northeast, and subsequently joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music Extension Division. There, in addition to her role as instructor, she pursued and received a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies in 1993, studying with respected jazz artists Paul Bley (keyboards), Jimmy Guiffre (reeds), and Dominique Eade (vocals), as well as participating in workshops with such luminaries as Sun Ra, T.S. Monk, Jr., and Claire Fischer. Upon completion of this degree, she joined the faculty at Berklee, and is currently a full-­‐time professor in the Harmony, Voice, and Ensemble departments. She is also a member of the Performing Music faculty at Wellesley College. (Kris Adams)

Kris is also a successful author, publishing her book “Sing YourWay Through Theory – A Music Theory Workbook For The Contemporary Singer” (Gerard & Sarzin) in May of 2011.

“Longing,” her latest album, is available from CDBaby, iTunes,, and Spotify.

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Kris will be joined by jazz pianist Tim Ray on piano and special guests Paul Del Nero on bass and Fernando Brandao on flute. Tim will be returning on Saturday, November 4th with his Trio.

Join us for this rare opportunity to see and hear these outstanding jazz musicians! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. We are pleased to offer our exclusive "BYOB&F" model - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required).  You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" special! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474