Free Concert May 18 in Bryant Park

Chris will bring his Waking Dreams sextet to perform a free concert Monday, May 18th at 5pm in Bryant Park, as part of the New Music in Bryant Park series. The series features award-winning classical and jazz ensembles performing back to back each week in May, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Featuring Fabian Almazan, Linda Oh, Jared Schonig, Loren Stillman, and Ryan Ferreira, this performance will include excerpts of Chris’s commissioned piece The Subliminal and the Sublime as well as some selected works from his debut album Waking Dreams.

Read more about The Subliminal and the Sublime here.

New Album Coming June 16!

Chris’s newest album, The Subliminal and the Sublime, will be released June 16, 2015, on the Inner Arts label.  Commissioned by Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation, this is the highly-anticipated follow-up to Dingman’s Waking Dreams, which was voted Debut Album of the Year in the 2012 jazz critics poll now hosted by NPR Music.

Already called “what might be the best album of the year” in the Lucid Culture concert review, The Subliminal and the Sublime is a monumental 62-minute work continuously unfolding in five movements. Blending jazz, contemporary chamber music, ambient electronica, and minimalism through vivid textures and sweeping narratives, Dingman explores subliminal layers of patterns, detail, and depth inspired by the natural world.

Stay tuned for more info, including when and where to preview and pre-order the album.