Ben Adams spent 15 years as a professional musician before rediscovering his love for writing. An accomplished vibraphonist, he has recorded in numerous contexts as a leader and sideman. His quintet album, “Old Thoughts for a New Day,” received serious attention, remaining in the Jazz radio top 40 for three months. His music attracted the attention of jazz legend Grachan Moncur III. Adams’ quintet was Moncur’s back up band on Moncur’s release, “Inner Cry Blues.” Fortunately, both CDs are still available online. In 2009, Adams decided to make a career change and focus solely on writing fiction, his first love, and no longer performs.