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 guest is Howard University professor Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr with a special on the life of Dr. John Henrik Clarke. It’s a fund drive show, and you can support WBAI (and our show) by donating as little as $5 or pledging for a copy of the Dr. Clarke special on CD. But we have other listings for you if you want to catch music this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 5th to 10th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin has a free outdoor lunchtime concert at Newark, NJ’s Gateway Center Plaza on August 6th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under Marshall Allen’s direction has a free performance at Wagner Park on August 7th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under Marshall Allen’s direction has a free performance at Wagner Park on August 7th.

Guitarist Pat Metheny leads his Unity Group at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on August 8th.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at Minton’s in Harlem on the 10th.

Bassist Christian McBride appears with the Jazz House Kids at Jazz at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 11th.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria has a free performance in Marcus Garvey Park on August 13 as part of the Summerstage series.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI August 10th 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.

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