4 minute video of 6 songs performed on 5/15/19 in Chicago, IL. Full Version of concert available on my YouTube channel: benning7bass

6 minute video of my trio performing on Mother’s Day in Chicago, IL. Full version of two sets from that performance are available on my YouTube channel: benning7bass

Opening song, Yesterdays by Jerome Kern from my show at Jazz Record Art Collective 7/11/18

Swedish traditional folk song arr. by Miles Davis

with Andy Brown-gtr, Kevin Fort-pno, Jon Wenzel-drs

Last song in 2 parts from Paul Chambers tribute show

Sam Fazio Quintet in Chicago

A short compilation of the 5 songs we performed at Crystall Studios in Lombard, IL on December 28, 2016

Featuring Daniel Tabion on Piano, Mike Benning on bass, and Joe Valentino on Drums

Carolyn Fitzhugh performs with her quartet in Chicago’s South Side in honor of Black History Month.

With Darwin Noguera-piano, Mike Benning Bass, and Neil Hemphill-drums

Performed by Matt Kowalski-trombone, Mike Benning-bass and Joe Tange-drums 9/14/18 in Logan Square

Performed by Matt Kowalski-trombone, Mike Benning-bass and Joe Tange-drums 9/14/18 in Logan Square, Chicago, IL

Our version of Frederick Loewe's 'Almost Like Being in Love' in a songo/swing style

Daniel Tabion-pn; Mike Benning-bs; Joe Valentino-drs

My Reharmonization of Kurt Weill's 'Speak Low'. As a bass player, I think very step-wise when approaching harmonic options, which was utilized in this arrangement.

Arranged by Mike Benning

Daniel Tabion-pn; Mike Benning-bs; Joe Valentino-drs

No Moon at All, composed by David Mann, arranged by Mike Benning.

The inspiration of this arrangement, ironically, came to me when I was on a Tampa Bay beach one night under a full moon.

Daniel Tabion-pn; Mike Benning-bs; Joe Valentino-drs

Inspired by A very important South African woman visiting me in the United States, The name and structure of the song changed numerous times before finally being recorded.

Composed by Mike Benning

Daniel Tabion-pn; Mike Benning-bs; Joe Valentino-drs

My arrangement of Edgar Sampson's 'Stompin' at the Savoy' with some added measures, different time feels, and some fine ensemble work.

Arranged by Mike Benning

Daniel Tabion-pn; Mike Benning-bs; Joe Valentino-drs

Some other recordings with musicians that I was lucky enough to record with over the years.

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