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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Previous events

Aug22

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

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The Baha'i Center, John Birks Gillespie Auditorium, 53 East 11th Street, New York City

https://www.facebook.com/JazzTuesdays/

Andrea Wolper vocals, Carol Sudhalter & Lou Caputo flutes, Chris Bacas soprano sax, Frank Perowsky alto sax, Boris Kurganov tenor sax, Mark McGowan & James K. Smith trumpets, Lolly Bienenfeld trombone, James Borowski bass trombone, Gary Fisher piano, Ralph Hamperian bass, Andrew Baird guitar, Art Lillard drums & bandleader

$15 cover, $10 students

Jul12

Art Lillard's Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

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Brooklyn Public Library - Plaza in front of Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Art Lillard drums, Will Woodard bass, Ron Jackson guitar, Jon Mark McGowan trumpet, Lolly Bienenfeld trombone, Kenny Pexton tenor sax.

This free outdoor concert/ dance, which is part of the Library's Plaza Swing Series, is preceded at 6:30 by a free swing dance class. Rain date: July 13.

Come to dance, come to listen, come to swing!

Jun11

Art Lillard's Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

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Fourth Avenue Garden, 4th Avenue between Union and Sackett Streets, Brooklyn

This is a FREE outdoor event. With Ralph Hamperian tuba, Lolly Bienenfeld trombone, Mark McGowan trumpet, Kenny Pexton tenor sax, Jeff Miles guitar, Art Lillard drums, Jacqueline Dugal dancer.

This event is part of Spoke the Hub Dancing’s Local Produce in the Gardens, a free, outdoor series of family friendly arts events hosted by several of Park Slope’s most luscious community green spaces.

Jun3

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band: Dance Party for Local Produce

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Spoke the Hub Dancing, 748 Union Street between 5th & 6th Aves., Brooklyn

This is a FREE outdoor event, part of an all-day celebration. The band's performance will be preceded at 7:00 by a free salsa dance lesson.

Spoke the Hub’s LOCAL PRODUCE (mini) FESTIVAL of the PERFORMING ARTS, now in its 26th season, is a community-based, grass roots, cultural “green market” featuring the diversity, creativity and vitality of Brooklyn’s own performing artists-in-residence of all ages. For more information: https://spokethehub.org/perform/local-produce/ With Ralph Hamperian bass, Janice Friedman keyboard, Andrew Baird guitar, Irina Zubareva vocal, Carol Sudhalter & Jeff Lederer flutes, Chris Bacas soprano sax, Gleb Vascenko alto sax, Boris Kurganov tenor sax, Mark McGowan & Barry Bryson trumpets, Lolly Bienenfeld trombone, James Borowski bass trombone, Nano Valerio percussion, and Art Lillard drums and bandleader.

May27

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

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Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater, 155 First Avenue at 10th Street, New York City

This FREE event is part of the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, presented by Theater for the New City. For more information: http://theaterforthenewcity.net/les2017.html?utm_source=LES+2017&utm_campaign=LES+2017&utm_medium=email

The band features Andrea Wolper & Irina Zubareva vocals, Carol Sudhalter & TBA flutes, Chris Bacas soprano sax, Gleb Vascenko alto sax, Elijah J. Thomas tenor sax, Tom Russo & TBA trumpets, Lolly Bienenfeld trombone, Greg Robinson bass trombone, Hyuna Park piano, Andy Friedberg guitar, Ralph Hamperian bass, Art Lillard drums, and Todd Isler percussion.

Mar9

Art Lillard's Electric On Time Trio

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Sugarcane Restaurant, 238 Flatbush Avenue (near 6th Ave.), Brooklyn

Featuring Andrew Baird electric guitar, Jeff Andrews electric bass, Art Lillard acoustic drums.

Voted Best Caribbean restaurant in New York, Sugarcane blends the exotic cuisine of the Caribbean with its African, East Indian and Chinese roots.

Mar8

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

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

Saint Peter's Midtown Jazz at Midday series. A nominal donation is requested. Featuring Andrea Wolper & Irina Zubareva vocals, Carol Sudhalter & Elijah J. Thomas flutes, Bob Curtis soprano sax, Gleb Vascenko alto sax, Mercedes Beckman tenor sax, James K. Smith & Pam Fleming trumpets, John Speck trombone, James Borowski bass trombone, Andrew Baird guitar, Gary Fisher keyboard, Ralph Hamperian bass, Todd Isler percussion, Art Lillard drums & bandleader.

http://www.saintpeters.org/jazz/midday-jazz/

New York Jazz Flutet

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Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ

Dotti Anita Taylor, concert and bass flutes; Elise Wood, alto flute; Chip Shelton, contrabass flute; Art Lillard, percussion and C flute. Special guests Jessica Valiente, C flute and piccolo, Andrea Brachfeld, C flute, and Michael Cochrane, piano. Jazz Brunch at Trumpets.

Sep5

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band

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Sir D's Lounge, 837 Union Street, Brooklyn

Dotti Anita Taylor & Lou Caputo flutes, Chris Bacas soprano sax, Frank Perowski alto sax, Kenny Pexton tenor sax, James K Smith & Jack Walrath trumpets, Glenn Mills trombone, James Borowski bass trombone, Charles Sibirsky keyboard, Andrew Baird guitar, Will Woodard bass, Andrea Wolper & Irina Zubareva vocals, Todd Isler percussion, Art Lillard drums and bandleader. $5 cover charge