The Art Lillard Quartet Tuesday, February 14 at the Ear Inn


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February 13, 2006 To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Press Contact: JIM EIGO, [email protected]

Tuesday, February 14 The Art Lillard Quartet at the Ear Inn 326 Spring Street, between Greenwich & Washington Streets, NYC 11:59 PM till 3:00 AM With Jon Davis on piano, Paul Carlon on sax and flute, Joe Fitzgerald on bass, Art Lillard on drums NO COVER

Art Lillard Upcoming Appearances and New Summit CD “Reasons to be Thankful"

The new Heavenly Band recording, “Reasons to be Thankful," is being released on the Summit Record label on February 7, 2006. This CD features all original jazz compositions, both vocal and instrumental, in a variety of swing and Latin feels. All tracks were recorded at Nola, one of New York's top studios. For more information: Heavenly Band CD

Among the luminaries on this project are pianist Arturo O'Farrill, currently head of Lincoln Center's Latin jazz division; saxophonist Bob Mover, formerly with Charles Mingus and Chet Baker; pianist Mike Longo, formerly with Dizzy Gillespie's band; and the late Mauricio Smith, woodwind master, who played with many jazz and Latin greats.

You can hear clips of the recording here: “Reasons to be Thankful" audio clips Look for it in stores!

You can also hear the Heavenly Band live on Sunday, March 19, at St. Peter's Church, in a release event performance from 7:00 till 9:00 PM. Admission is $10. St. Peter's is at 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan, in the Citicorp Building.

Other upcoming Art Lillard performances include:

Wednesday, February 22 The Art Lillard Trio in the Living Room at St. Peter's Church 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, Citicorp Building, NYC 1:00 - 2:00 PM With Steve Blum on guitar, Nick Cudahy on bass, Art Lillard on drums

Tuesday, March 4th Art Lillard's Heavenly Band The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, NY 661 Route 308 in Rhinebeck, New York http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/

Tuesday, March 14 The Art Lillard Quartet at the Ear Inn 326 Spring Street, between Greenwich & Washington Streets, NYC 11:59 PM till 3:00 AM With Jon Davis on piano, Bob Mover on sax, Sean Smith on bass, Art Lillard on drums NO COVER

Friday, March 17 The Art Lillard Quartet at the Garage 99 Seventh Avenue South, NYC 5:45 till 9:45 PM NO COVER

Sunday, March 19 Art Lillard's Heavenly Band SEE ABOVE

Wednesday, March 29 Comfort Zone Trio at Steinhof Cafe 422 7th Avenue at 14th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn 10:30 PM till 1:00 AM Mark McCarron on guitar, Doug Largent on bass, Art Lillard on drums NO COVER

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