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

Drummer Bobby Sanabria returns to the WBAI studio as this week’s live guest. 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 and at a free performance in Marcus Garvey Park on August 13 as part of the Summerstage series. And there are other opportunities to catch music this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on July 16th.

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 further ahead, Bassist Mimi Jones is at the Village Vanguard from July 22nd to 27th with drummer Rudy Royston’s Sextet.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI July 20th 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.