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.

Join our mailing list for the latest news and free mp3 download!

Previous events

Mar9

Art Lillard's Electric On Time Trio

 —  —

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

 —  —

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

 —  —

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

 —  —

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

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.