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.

TThe show is off the air this week for our end-of-the-month break, but there’s still some live music, so let’s dig in.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga continues her regular Monday night gig at Manhattan’s Kotobuki Restaurant. See her there on March 31st and April 7th. She’ll also be at the Garage Restaurant with her trio on April 4th and as part of the Gerald Hayes Trio on the 5th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quartet at the legendary (and now re-opened) Minton’s in Harlem on April 9th.

Later on that night at Minton’s, Harpist Brandee Younger leads a quartet in a late set.

Looking further ahead, bassist Alex Blake will be with percussionist Neil Clarke’s trio at Sista’s Place in Bedford Stuyvestant on April 5th as part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s annual spring festival (link opens a PDF).

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.