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.

This week’s listings are beginning to pick up, as NYC anticipates an and to a long and dreary winter.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga continues her regular Monday night gig at Manhattan’s Kotobuki Restaurant. See her there on February 17th and 24th.

Dr. Leonard Jeffries appears at the John Henrik Clarke House on February 18th at 6:30 PM for a talk on Amos Wilson. Clarke House is at 286 Convent Ave near 141st St. You can call 347-907-0629 for information or see its Facebook page.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz appears at the Blue Note with Javon Jackson for late sets February 18th through 20th.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls Jazz club on February 19th.

021914FJGriffinPicBookPhoto_1Also on the 19th, Columbia University Professor and author Farah Jasmine Griffin will be talking about her book Harlem Nocturne on female artists during the World War II years at the CUNY Graduate Center at 34th Street and 5th Ave.

The jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra spotlights the music of Saxophonist Kenny Garrett at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 21st.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio in a free concert at the Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Jazz Vespers on February 23rd. They’re at 279 Lafayette Ave in Brooklyn.

Looking further ahead, drummer Roy Haynes‘s Fountain of Youth appears at the Blue Note on February 25th and 26th.

Percussionist Bobby Sanabria appears at the Jazz Church, St. Peter’s, with Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on February 26th.

Also at the Blue Note is organist John Medeski, who appears with saxophonist Bill Evans on February 27th to March 1st.

Harpist Brandee Younger has a 5 o’clock show at St. Albans Congregational Church in Queens on March 1st. They’re at 172-17 Linden Boulevard in St. Albans.

When we come back next month, we’ll have a full schedule of events to look forward to with Pianist Barry Harris, Drummer Billy Cobham, and many more former guests.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI, is off the airwaves next week for the last Sunday of the month, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here with a fresh set of listings.

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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.