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Miami Dade College’s Jazz at Wolfson

Jazz at Wolfson Presents, at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 19, featuring vibraphonist Chris Dingman.

Miami Dade College’s
Jazz at Wolfson Presents Vibraphonist Chris Dingman
Wednesday, Feb. 19, Noon
MDC Wolfson Campus Auditorium - Room 1261
300 NE Second Ave.

Vibraphonist Chris Dingman is one of the most sought-after players and composers of his generation. Schooled in the jazz tradition, yet influenced by a wide range of music and experience, Dingman draws inspiration and meaning from a diverse set of musical sources, uniting them in a progressive approach that has earned him praise as "an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman" (NPR), for his "deeply lyrical" (NY Times) and "poignant work" (Variety).

Dingman was voted Rising Star on Vibes in the 2012 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll, and is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant. A graduate of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, he has performed extensively with many of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, and Terence Blanchard.

“Chris is an artist that is completely original and forward thinking,”says series director and MDC professor Dr. Michael Di Liddo. “His compositions are fresh and often contain advanced harmonic structures. Although this may not be for the casual listener, any lover of jazz and progressive music will likely be fascinated by his music.”

MDC’sJazz at Wolfson Presents features live performances that run monthly from September through April.The concerts are free and open to the public.


 

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