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Gifted Vibraphonist Chris Dingman to Perform at Fogartyville

| Arlene Sweeting |

Chris Dingman is a vibraphonist and composer known for his distinctive approach: sonically rich and conceptually expansive, bringing listeners on a journey to a beautiful, transcendent place. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” his music has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, and recording artist.” (Jon Weber, NPR).

The Chris Dingman Trio will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday, February 26th at 8pm.  Tickets are $20 for WSLR+Fogartyville members and $22 for non-members.  Advance tickets are available at WSLR.

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. 

Ever growing and evolving, Dingman’s latest work is focused on music for solo vibraphone as well as his trio. His latest album with the trio, Embrace, was awarded the prestigious New Music USA project grant and will be released in 2020. The album features Linda May Han Oh on bass and Tim Keiper (David Byrne, Vieux Farka Toure) on drums, and is produced by Keith Witty (Thiefs, Somi).  Due out February 18, 2022, journeys vol. 1 is compiled from dozens of solo improvisations that Dingman has recorded throughout the pandemic, though it began before then. In 2019 he began sharing monthly tracks with his newsletter subscribers.

In recognition of his recent work, Dingman was among the five vibraphonists nominated for “Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year” in the 2021 Jazz Journalists Association Awards, and among the four vibraphonists recognized in the 2020 Jazz Times Critics Poll (released February 2021). From Fall 2020 to the present, Dingman has been releasing one new solo piece per week for subscribers to his series on Bandcamp, recording and releasing over 40 tracks and counting.

Photo from Fogartyville

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