Welcome

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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Apr4

Art Lillard's Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

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Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, LI

Mark McGowan trumpet, Mike Fahn trombone, Patrick Cornelius tenor sax, Gary Fisher piano, Ralph Hamperian bass, Art Lillard drums & bandleader. Blue Heaven plays a variety of swing standards and not-so-standard swing and blues numbers, written by such luminaries as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young. The band's repertoire also includes original tunes by Lillard and some of his musical colleagues.

Apr5

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

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Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, LI

Andrea Wolper & Irina Zubareva vocals, Carol Sudhalter & Lou Caputo flutes, Michael Hashim soprano sax, Boris Kurganov alto sax, Kenny Pexton tenor sax, Pasha Karchevsky & TBA trumpets, Mike Fahn trombone, James Borowski bass trombone, Celia Coleman piano, Bruce Arnold guitar, Will Woodard bass, Art Lillard drums & bandleader