The October edition of this monthly music series features Chicago-based jazz drummer and avant-guarde musician Jimmy Bennington. An extension of the Green Line Arts Center project within the Forms of Imagination exhibition, this performance demonstrates the kind of performances that will be included in the future art space’s programming.
Bennington studied with Elvin Jones for eight years and has been a significant part of the jazz and improvised music communities for over 25 years. In Chicago, Bennington has played regularly with Brian Smith, Fredrick Jackson, Samuel Mösching, Dan Pierson, Mike W Harmon, and Artie Black. Bennington has been a featured performer at the 30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, Fred Anderson's Velvet Lounge, and the Tampon-Galerie in Paris. Bennington has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America. Bennington's most current release was included in Downbeat Magazine's Best Recordings of 2014.