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.

There are several events this week as we dig out from what’s hopefully the last late winter snowstorm.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga continues her regular Monday night gig at Manhattan’s Kotobuki Restaurant. See her there on March 3rd and 9th.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from March 4th through 9th.

Meanwhile, over at the Blue Note, drummer Billy Cobham appears in a trio from March 4th through 9th.

Last month’s guest, bassist Alex Blake is at the Cornelia Street Café with the Kresten Osgood Quartet on March 6th.

Saxophonist Tia Fuller leads a Quartet at Smoke on the 7th and 8th.

pat-metheny-unity-group-tickets_03-28-14_23_5239e2ca68addLooking much further ahead, guitarist Pat Metheny’s Unity Group has 3 area shows at the end of March to support their new album titled Kin. You can catch them in Red Bank New Jersey at the Count Basie Theater on March 23rd. They’re in Fairfield CT at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on the 25th and in New York at the Town Hall Theater on the 28th. For those of you outside the listening area, Metheny’s website also has links for their entire tour, which will cover much of the US and Europe.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI, next week and 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.