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.

Bobby Sanabria|Photo: Joe Conzo

Bobby Sanabria | Photo: Joe Conzo

This week’s live guest is drummer Bobby Sanabria. You can catch him as part of the orchestra in a free performance of Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors series in Damrosch Park on July 23rd. Later this summer, he’ll also be leading a band in a free outdoor performance at Grant’s Tomb on July 30th as part of the Jazzmobile series. This week’s light, music-wise, but we still have a few listings for you.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at the Village Vanguard from July 8th to the 13th with guitarist Peter Bernstein’s Quartet. He leads a trio at Small’s on July 16th.

Looking ahead, pianist Marc Cary leads the Focus Trio in a free outdoor concert at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford CT on July 14th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts leads an ensemble at Iridium on July 18 and 19.

Blueswoman Alexis P. Suter is at the Turning Point in Piermont, NY on July 19.

Lastly, looking even further ahead, guitarist Pat Metheny leads his Unity Group at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on August 8th. We’ll have reminders as the show gets closer, but it’s a good idea to pick up tickets early before they sell out.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI July 13th and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

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.