Skip to main content
Saturday, February 12, 2022
All Day

It's Valentine's weekend and romance is alive and well at Nocturne. Come celebrate a proper night out on the town with us and let the sparks fly.

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group is a Nocturne Artist in Residency Alumni and a crowd favorite.  With an endless well of energy and an ever changing book of material (from John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Hank Mobley to modern greats like Mark Turner and Joshua Redman) this hard swinging, straight-ahead quintet gives audiences an unforgettable set of music every time they hit the stage.

Wil Swindler is a Colorado based saxophonist, composer and winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship. He has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. Wil leads a number of intrepid Colorado-based ensembles including GoodRattle and The Elevenete. In addition to a private studio of saxophone and composition students, Mr. Swindler has been faculty at Colorado State University since 2009 as an Associate Director of Jazz Studies. Wil holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas.

Wil Swindler - alto/baritone saxophones, Gabe Mervine - trumpet, Ben Markley - piano, Matt Smiley - bass, Alejandro Castano - drums

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

Show Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

- Floor seats are only available for Valentine's Weekend Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music is included with all 'Dinner and a Show' reservations)

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $35 per guest applies to this show

-To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

- Nocturne is certified by the City of Denver as a Fully Vaccinated Facility. All employees, guests and musicians are required to have proof of full vaccination before entering the property.