“You will remember Adams voice once you hear it, recognize it immediately and savor what you hear.” – Bob Blumenthal

Cambridge, MA- Ryles Jazz Club, located at 212 Hampshire Street, in Cambridge Massachusetts, proudly presents Kris Adams Longing Album Release Party on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00 PM. Tickets at $10.00 and can be purchased at http://www.rylesjazz.com or by calling: (617) 876-9330.

With her long-anticipated third album on Jazzbird Records, the outstanding jazz vocalist Kris Adams has pulled out all the stops with Longing, an ambitious effort that hits the mark on every level. With a warmly captivating, sensuously emotive voice and an impeccably rhythmic and lyrical delivery, Kris has created an album of richly varied material that is firmly unified behind a singular artistic and conceptual vision.

“All of these songs represent people, places and things in my life – with messages that mean something very special to me; messages about the many forms of love. Love that is present or lost; love that is fleeting or lasting, love that transcends time and space.”

In the classic style of jazz vocal mastery, Kris is not just a singer of songs, but a teller of tales. The stories she has chosen to share at Ryles soar through a full scope of moods and forms from Latin and Brazilian styles to straightforward swinging. “It's not easy to book a band of 11 members and I am so excited to be able to present almost the full band at this gig,” says Kris, “this is the one and only opportunity to hear this music live!

Adams is joined by an all star ensemble including trumpeter Greg Hopkins (who also arranged the bulk of Longing), pianist Tim Ray, guitarist Steve Kirby, bassist Paul Del Nero, percussionist Bertram Lehman and drummer Mark Walker. Also joining the group is saxophonists Rick DiMuzio, Ben Whiting and Shannon LeClaire, as well as flautists Fernando Brandão and Bob Patton.

Ryles Jazz Club is thrilled to present the extraordinary Kris Adams and her magnificent third album Longing at Ryles Jazz Club on May 28. Ryles functions as a full service bar and restaurant.