NEW ARTIST: Christian Dillingham

Please join us in welcoming bassist Christian Dillingham to Greenleaf for his debut album Cascades, to be released September 1!

Watch for the first single “Undulation” to be released next Tuesday, July 18.

Christian Dillingham bassist
Photo: Alex Callejo

Dillingham played on gospel star Kirk Franklin’s GRAMMY-winning album Long Live Love, though the bassist has amassed a particularly long list of credits in the classical world, playing in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Opera Theatre and the acclaimed new music orchestra Alarm Will Sound. He is also a member of the Chicago Sinfonietta, Present Music (Milwaukee), Fulcrum Point New Music Project and the Chicago Philharmonic.

At the same time, Dillingham has become a vital presence on the Chicago jazz scene, performing at Fred Anderson’s iconic Velvet Lounge, the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase, Constellation Chicago, Hungry Brain, Andy’s Jazz Club, Elastic Arts and other Chicago venues as well as at the Chicago Jazz Festival. He has played and recorded with dozens of top musicians, including Terreon Gully, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Legend, Herlin Riley, Peter Bernstein, Kevin Mahogany, Willie Pickens, Dee Alexander, Victor Goines, Bobby Broom, Sean Jones, Greg Ward and Mike Reed.

Cascades features guitarist Dave Miller, saxophonist Lenard Simpson, and drummer Greg Artry.

“I’ve admired and respected the artists and albums that Greenleaf has produced for many years […] Dave’s creative vision and ability to produce quality records made Greenleaf the perfect fit for my music. I’m so grateful to be joining the Greenleaf family and I’m elated to share this album with the world.”

-Christian Dillingham