CHRIS DINGMAN (USA)
Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling ” soloist and composer with a “fondness for alright logic and burnished lyricism”, Chris Dingman is one of the most sought-after vibrafonist of his generation. Schooled in the jazz tradition, yet influenced by a wide range of music and experience, Dingman draws inspiration and meaning from a diverse set of musical sources uniting them in a progressive approach that has earned him praise for his “pouignant work” (David Sprague, Variety), his “adaptive humility” (Nate Chinen, NY Times), and as “downright hypnotic” (John Barron, All About Jazz). He has performed and studied with many of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, including Hearbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, and many others. Now, based in Brooklyn, NY, he is currently working with many of the leading lights of the jazz and creative music scene, both as a sideman and as a leader. His debut album “Waking Dreams”, has been called “gorgeus” (Time Out, NY), “brilliant” (All About Jazz), and “deeply lyrical” (NY Times). “Stereophile” calls a “very big pleasent surprise”, and the “Los Angeles Times” commends: rich and full of unexpected twists, but never less then approachable, “Waking Dreams” casts an atmospheric spell true to its name”.