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Saturday, September 03, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4 Hours


GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet that features the works of artists like Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely along with original hard-bop material written by its members. This sharp-edged ensemble features Wil Swindler on alto and baritone saxophones, Gabe Mervine on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, Matt Smiley on bass, and Chris Smith on drums. 

Wil Swindler, is a saxophonist, composer, and winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship, and educator based in the Denver Front Range area.   

Mr. Swindler holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas and has received commissions from West Point's Jazz Knights, The USAF Falconaires, Denver University, Colorado State University, and has composed original music for Steve Wilson and Steve Weist among others. As a performer, he has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Cuong Vu, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. 

In addition to private studio of saxophone and composition students, Mr. Swindler is the Associate Director of Jazz Studies at Colorado State University where he teaches jazz theory, jazz composition/arranging, improvisation and directs Jazz Ensemble II. Wil has also taught at the University of Denver, the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts, the Yellowstone Jazz Camp, and the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp.