Recently named a Rising Star on vibes in the 2009 Downbeat Magazine critics poll, Chris Dingman is one of the most versatile and in-demand vibraphonists in New York. His work as a sideman on Ambrose Akinmusire’s Prelude to Cora, Steve Lehman’s Travail, Transformation, and Flow, and Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day has garnered the accolades of critics, audiences, and musicians alike. While completing his graduate work at the Thelonious Monk Institute, Chris had the opportunity to perform with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Marcus Miller, Terence Blanchard, and many other jazz greats. Since moving to New York in 2007, Chris has quickly become a busy player on the scene. Now as a leader, he presents a stellar band, performing a spellbinding set of all original music.