Chris Dingman Trio

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 in 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. Embrace received a grant from New Music USA.

Some of the group’s recent performances include the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Fogartyville Media Arts Center, The Bop Shop, The Jazz Gallery, and The Stone.

“full of interplay between spiky glistening surfaces
— like an El Anatsui work rendered as music.”
Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times

“entrancing… deep, sonorous melody and harmony, and a beautiful ensemble feeling.”
Nate Chinen, WBGO / The Checkout

“Vibraphone-led trios aren’t common, and this is an outstanding realisation of the format. Five Stars
Andy Hamilton, Jazz Journal

“rich sonic textures”
Martin Johnson, JazzTimes

“the kind of music to lose yourself in”
Dave Sumner, The Best Jazz on Bandcamp