Led by drummer and composer Art Lillard, Blue Heaven is an energetic blues and swing ensemble that plays standard and not-so-standard numbers, written by such luminaries as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young.  Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 13.

The Plaza Swing Series is made possible with the generous support of Sandra and Peter Schubert and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.