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Local Musician Spotlight: Wil Swindler

Mar 6, 2019

Saxophone player Wil Swindler is well known in jazz circles in Colorado and around the country,  but he’s most active on the Colorado jazz scene.  He leads a modern bop quintet called Goodrattle which plays music from the Cannonball Adderly Quintet, Pepper Adams, and originals. Goodrattle has a recording called “The Right Riot,” that you should hear. Swindler plays with the Peter Sommer Septet, Al  Hood’s H2 Big Band, Colorado Symphony, the Ben Markley Big Band, the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, and many more.

Jazz Birthdays | Vincent Herring - Nov. 19

Nov 17, 2014

With a uniquely intense and vigorous musical voice, Vincent Herring is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation.

At age 11, Vincent starting playing saxophone in his school's band and studying privately at Dean Frederick's School Of Music. He went on to play lead alto sax in West Point Band’s Jazz Knights and served a tour before stepping onto the New York jazz scene.

Kenny Garrett  Pushing The World Away  Mack Avenue One of the greatest saxophonists of the post-bop era is Kenny Garrett; his newest recording Pushing the World Away for Mack Avenue Records is a testimony to his versatile skills. The title is Kenny’s way of letting us know he didn’t let his many distractions and commitments keep him from producing one of the best CDs of his splendid career. 

Damani Phillips  "Reckoning"  Phillips Music

Houston Person  "naturally"  HighNote

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