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.