Suga in My Bowl presents a new feature, The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. Here are the listings from tonight’s show on WBAI Radio that featured an interview with Hammond B3 organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Tonight’s guest, Dr. Lonnie Smith, has a CD release party with his “In the Beginning” Octet at the Jazz Standard from August 15th to 18th with sets at 7:30 and 9:30 PM and an additional 11:30 set on Saturday the 17th. He’s appearing on the 10th and 11th in San Jose, California if there are any Suga’ listeners in that area. See Dr. Lonnie’s site for details on those shows.

There are a few important shows coming up this week.

Bassist Reggie Workman and pianist Vijay Iyer will be appearing along with Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille as part of Trio 3. They’ll be at Birdland from the 6th through the 10th.

The Jazzmobile series hosts Drummer Will Calhoun with a free concert on Wednesday August 7th , 7 PM at Grant’s Tomb in Manhattan: West 120th St and Riverside Dr.

Also with Jazzmobile is The Bobby Sanabria Big Band. They’ll be at 106th St and Central Park West at 4:30 PM on Saturday, August 10th. See the Jazzmobile site for more info and a full schedule that runs through the end of the month.

Also on Saturday, August 10th, organist Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage, 99 Seventh Ave. South, NYC. 10:45PM-2:45AM & September 28th. Avi Rothbard – guitar, Fukushi Tainaka -drums, Akiko – organ.

Going further back into the archives, saxophonist Lou Donaldson will be leading a Quartet at the Village Vanguard from August 13-18 with 8:30 and 10:30 sets.

Looking further ahead, last show’s guest Jeff “Tain” Watts will appear at the Vanguard with his Quartet from September 3rd through the 8th.

The Billy Hart Quartet will be at NYC’s Birdland from August 20-24.

Drummer Kim Thompson will be leading a group at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday August 24th as part of the annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Saturday’s set runs from 3-7 PM and also has performances by Kenny Garrett, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and Jaleel Shaw. The festival runs from the Friday to Sunday, the 23rd to 25th at Garvey and Thompkins Square Parks and has a performance by Jimmy Heath. All for free! Head on over to the City Parks Foundation’s website for the full line-up and details.

Finally, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will appear one night only at the Blue Note on Monday August 26th.

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Hank Williams is a assistant producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

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