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Welcome to the Art Lillard website, showcasing three current offerings by percussionist/bandleader Art Lillard. 

Use the site-wide streaming player at the bottom to surf the site while you listen to Art's recordings, currently set to shuffle music by his Blue Heaven Swing Sextet, On Time Band, and Heavenly Big Band. 

You'll find links to book Art on each of his band pages, and be sure to visit his videos page as well for live performance videos.

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Previous events

Mar16

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, between Sullivan & Thompson, New York City

8:00 show: $20 cover, 10:00 show: $15 cover, Midnight show: $10 cover. Carol Sudhalter & Lou Caputo flutes, Luke Batson soprano sax, Adam Ramsay alto sax, Boris Kurganov tenor sax, Mark McGowan & Jack Walrath trumpets, Scott Reeves tenor trombone, Vera Kemper bass trombone, Andrew Baird guitar, Ted Kooshian piano, Ralph Hamperian bass, Andrea Wolper & Irina Zubareva vocals, Nano Valerio percussion, Art Lillard drums and bandleader.

Jan13

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City

Saint Peter's Midtown Jazz at Midday series. Performance from 1:00 till 2:00 pm. A nominal donation is requested. Featuring Lou Caputo & Dotti Anita Taylor flutes, Tom Olin soprano sax, Bill Todd alto sax, Boris Kurganov tenor sax, Jon Mark McGowan & James K. Smith trumpets, Amadis Dunkel tenor trombone, James Borowski bass trombone, Andrea Wolper vocals, Janice Friedman piano, Andrew Baird guitar, Ralph Hamperian bass, Nano Valerio percussion, Art Lillard drums.

Jan10

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

The Iridium, 1650 Broadway at 51st Street, New York City

Sets at 8:00 and 10:00 PM. Cover charge $25, minimum $15. Featuring Carol Sudhalter & Lou Caputo flutes, Chris Bacas soprano sax, Adam Ramsay alto sax, Tommy Morimoto tenor sax, Jon Mark McGowan & James K. Smith trumpets, Amadis Dunkel tenor trombone, James Borowski bass trombone, Andrew Baird guitar, Ted Kooshian piano, Andrea Wolper & Irina Zubareva vocals, Ralph Hamperian bass, Nano Valerio percussion, & Art Lillard drums, composition, arrangement, band leader.