Wil Swindler

GoodRattle Hard-Bop Quintet at Nocturne

Oct 1, 2018

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group will feature Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, and Matt Smiley on bass, and Paul Romaine on drums.

The Peter Sommer Septet | Aug 18

Aug 13, 2018

Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues around the world. Although rooted deeply in the great jazz tradition, Peter continues to search for the mystery in music making and takes great joy in sharing the present moment with the listener.

Royal Roost Revival | Fridays at Nocturne

Aug 4, 2018
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This is the first volume of an original Nocturne series dedicated to sharing the prodigious art form of bebop. Curated by Colorado-based saxophonist / arranger / composer Wil Swindler, the series name is inspired by the iconic Royal Roost jazz club on New York's storied 52nd Street in the late 1940's where bebop was organically brought to life by musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis and Max Roach.

Wil Swindler & The Elevenet

Mar 8, 2017

Secured for Wednesday-night run in March, the Elevenet functions as the large-ensemble compositional vehicle for acclaimed composer/arranger/saxophonist, Wil Swindler. In addition to creating works celebrating the mastery of Gil Evans and crossover into numerous genres, Swindler has crafted numerous original works gleaned from the influence of the greats. The Elevent has been performing together regularly since 2007, developing top-shelf ensemble playing, writing, and adventurous improvisation.