Chris Dingman

courtesy of the artist

Along with the latest magical hookup by Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté.

Studio Session: Chris Dingman Quintet

Jun 21, 2011

Chris Dingman couldn't have a better name for a man who strikes metal bars for a living: "It's perfect," he says. "I had no idea I'd become a vibraphonist." He began playing vibes seriously 12 years ago, studied at Wesleyan University and the Thelonious Monk Institute, and then made the big-league swing into New York's hyper-competitive jazz scene. Dingman has just released his debut album, Waking Dreams.