Chris Dingman is a vibraphonist and composer known for his distinctive approach to the instrument: sonically rich and conceptually expansive, bringing listeners on a journey to a beautiful, transcendent place. He has been profiled by NPR, the New York Times, DRUM magazine and many other publications, and has received fellowships and grants from the Chamber Music America, the Doris Duke Foundation, New Music USA, and the Herbie Hancock Institute (formerly the Thelonious Monk Institute).
Chris Dingman’s Trio is a platform of exploration for new sonic possibilities, merging jazz and global influences in the context of trance-inducing grooves and instinctive group rapport. Featuring a host of impeccable rhythm players, the trio serves up a strong sense of atmosphere and wonder, emotion and playfulness, all centered around Dingman’s expansive approach to composition and the vibes.
The trio’s album Embrace, released March 6, 2020, features a set of all-new original compositions and follows up on the success of Dingman’s critically-acclaimed albums Waking Dreams and The Subliminal and the Sublime.
Dingman has done significant work with legendary artists Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as well as next generation visionaries such as Jen Shyu, Ambrose Akinmusire, Steve Lehman, and many others, performing around the world including India, Vietnam, and extensively in Europe and North America. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and a composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” the fluidity of his musical approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted composer, bandleader, and recording artist.” (Jon Weber, NPR).
Saturday, February 26 2022, 8:00pm
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tickets: $20 WSLR members / $22 non-members / $11 student (Ages 13+)
With gratitude to the following collaborators: