Repertoire List
'Round Midnight 
'S Wonderful! 
A Foggy Day 
After You've Gone 
Ain't Misbehavin' 
All of Me 
All the Things You Are 
Alone Together 
April In Paris 
Autumn in New York 
Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) 
Avalon 
Blue Moon 
Body and Soul 
But Beautiful 
But Not For Me 
Bye Bye Blackbird 
Caravan 
Cherokee (Indian Love Song) 
Come Rain or Come Shine 
Darn That Dream 
Days Of Wine And Roses 
Dinah 
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 
Don't Blame Me 
Don't Get Around Much Anymore 
East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) 
Easy Living 
Easy to Love 
Embraceable You 
Everything Happens to Me 
For All We Know 


Georgia On My Mind 
Gone With The Wind 
Here's That Rainy Day 
Honeysuckle Rose 
How High The Moon 
I Can't Get Started (With You) 
I Didn't Know What Time It Was 
I Get A Kick Out Of You 
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) 
I Got Rhythm 
I Remember Clifford 
I Remember You 
I Should Care 
I Surrender Dear 
I Thought About You 
I'll Remember April 
I've Found A New Baby 
If I Had You 
If You Could See Me Now 
In a Mellowtone 
In A Sentimental Mood 
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana) 
It Could Happen To You 
It Don't Mean A Thing 
It Might As Well Be Spring 
Just Friends 
Just One of Those Things 
Just You, Just Me 
Laura 
Like Someone In Love 
Love Is Here To Stay 
Lover 
Lover Come Back to Me 
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 
Lush Life 
Mack the Knife 
Mean to Me 
Memories of You 

​Misty 
Moonlight in Vermont 
More Than You Know 
My Foolish Heart 
My Funny Valentine 
My Old Flame 
My One and Only Love 
My Romance 
Night and Day 
Night In Tunisia 
Oh, Lady Be Good! 
On Green Dolphin Street 
On the Sunny Side of the Street 
Over the Rainbow 
Pennies From Heaven
Perdido
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Prelude To A Kiss
Satin Doll
September Song
Skylark
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Solitude
Someone To Watch Over Me
Sometimes I'm Happy
Sophisticated Lady
Speak Low
St Louis Blues
Star Dust
Star Eyes



jimmy bennington is a graceful avant-garde drummer inspired by traditional jazz music. when he was young he sought out the drummer Elvin Jones and worked for the jazz genius for many years. he has since explored what he calls 'colour & sound' as a jazz discipline and has been able to convince impressive jazz peers and heroes to work with him including Julian Priester, Perry Robinson and Ed Schuller. jimmy has followed his jazz from coast to coast and still plays with his fingers on the kitchen table in the mornings. Notable performances include the 30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, Tampon Ramier Gallery in Paris, the Jazz Zone, Lima, Peru, and the Cadence Jazz Festival/ Shapeshifter (Brooklyn, New York). jimmy bennington records with Cadence Jazz Records and others, including his own label ThatSwan! Records (Chicago).  
​Stella By Starlight
Stompin' At The Savoy
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)
Summertime
Sweet And Lovely
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Take The "A" Train
Tea for Two
Tenderly
The Man I Love
The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
​These Foolish Things
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
This Can't Be Love
Three Little Words
Time After Time
Undecided
What Is This Thing Called Love?
What's New?
When I Fall In Love
Willow Weep For Me
Yesterdays
You Don't Know What Love Is
You Go to My Head
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
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With a 10 year history of playing together, our Jazz Trio create new levels of enthusiasm and creativity that exceeds audience expectations. We are so proud to present you Colour and Sound Trio, Three of the most experienced and diverse improvising musicians in Chicago, combine their love of standards by such greats as Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Duke Ellington, with their passion for bebop and beyond, the fire of Charlie Parker, and the freedom of Charles Mingus.

This Classic American Piano Trio creates a unique "Chamber Jazz" style, from Tin Pan Alley to modern originals. The three combine their love of the jazz tradition and hard swinging with a freedom of interaction which is both creative and liberating.

"It was simply cool jazz - intimate music in an intimate space . It really connected with the audience. And when you leave a performance with a new sense of what the instruments can do you know you've been privileged to hear the finest musicians..." John Erband, Chicago
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Brian Sandstrom, bass
A Veteran of Chicago's Jazz Scene he has played for several years with the legendary Hal Russell' NRG Ensemble, and it's offshoot Extraordinary Poular Delusions, and is one of the famous Green Mill All Stars...Sandstrom has played with Bennington since 2007.

A newcomer to Chicago’s rich music scene, guitarist Jeff Swanson is quickly becoming a familiar face. He keeps an active schedule writing for and performing with the Adam Thornburg Quintet, the Artie Black Three as well as projects under his own name. As a sideman he has had a chance to play frequently with the Christopher McBride Quartet, most notably performing this year on the Von Freeman Stage at the Chicago Jazz Festival. He will also be a featured member on the upcoming debut release from the Quentin Coaxum Quintet.
Dan Pierson is a pianist from Chicago, Il. He studied music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and in 2012 relocated back to his hometown of Chicago, Il. He has been active in various musical happenings since then. He has appeared at Andy's Jazz Club, The Jazz Showcase, Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, The Harris Theatre, Websters, Constellation/Links Hall, and Bar Deville. He has played and recorded with Bennington starting Summer 2012.
Jerome Croswell, born in Chicago IL July 5, 1980, attended Walt Disney Magnet School where he began playing trumpet and joined the concert band at the age of 10. He began studying Afro-Latin percussion with Carlos “Quinto” Eguis-Aguila, professional drummer and dancer from Havana Cuba. While in High School, he played percussion with Grupo Yuba, Angel Melendez 911 Mambo Orchestra, and as a sideman to a few Latin bands around town. Stylistically, his influences on trumpet have been Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, and Phil Smith.

Jerome is currently a member of the AACM and performs with the Great Black Music Ensemble, Colour and Sound, Crosswind, Havana Kings, La Nueva Corporacion, and composes music for his own groups. While being associated with AACM, Jerome has traveled over seas with the ensemble to Paris, France 2008, Umbria Jazz fest in Italy 2009, Sardegna, Italy 2009, and Poznan, Poland 2010.  
Fred Jackson, saxophones, flute-
 Born in Dallas, Texas, Fred studied with the great Alvin Batiste and Ellis Marsalis in New Orleans. He was also mentored by the late great Fred Anderson.  A member of Chicago's famed AACM, Fred has toured Europe several times now, plays with his own group Magic cCarpet, and has been playing and recording with Bennington since 2007. He continues to be one of the cities leading lights....
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