bandstand_picSuga in My Bowl radio presents a new feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

Our guest for this show, pianist Michele Rosewoman, will be performing with her New Yor-Uba ensemble at Dizzy’s Club on Monday September 30th and Tuesday October 1st.

Suga’ guest and host of our special “The Journey”, Bobby Sanabria, will be at NYC’s Birdland with the Pucci Amanda Jones Quartet for the 6 PM show on September 19th.

Dee Dee Bridgewater stars in the musical Lady Day, based on the life of Billie Holiday. Previews start September 19th and the regular run starts in October at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St.



Pianist Randy Weston will be appearing with his African Rhythms Quartet at the House of the Lord Church at 415 Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn on Saturday September 21st at 2 PM in a tribute to Dr. John Henrik Clarke sponsored by BEPAA: the Board of Education for People of African Ancestry. Call 347-907-0629 or 917-282-8932 for details. Or go to the event’s Facebook page.

Looking further ahead, organist John Medeski has 3 upcoming area shows with John Zorn. They’ll be at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on September 27th and have 7:30 and 10:30 PM shows at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Bleecker St on the 29th.

Organist (and Dr. Lonnie Smith student) Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage on September 28th.

That’s all for now. Remember to tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, September 22nd on WBAI radio, where we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand”.

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Hank Williams is an associate 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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