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.

Bob James, the subject of tonight’s show, appears at the Blue Note this week with the group Fourplay from the 10th to 14th.

The musical Lady Day continues its run at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St starring vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater as Billie Holiday.

Pianist Harold Mabern appears at the Jazz Standard as part of saxophonist George Coleman’s New Octet from December 11th-15th.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga appears at Showman’s on West 125th St on the 12th and the 19th. See the Showman’s website at for details.

Drummer Will Calhoun plays a free show at the BAM Café on December 13th.

michaelcarvin_smallDrummer Michael Carvin will be at the Kitano Jazz Club on December 13th and 14th.

Looking ahead to next week, pianist Geri Allen leads a quartet including drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts at the Village Vanguard from December 17th to the 22nd.

That’s all for now. Thanks to our new, expanded schedule, we now appear weekly except for the last Sunday of the month. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, December 15th on WBAI, 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.