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 poet, writer, educator, and activist Nikki Giovanni. She has no local appearances, look for her new book Chasing Utopia at your bookseller of choice. And we have other live music listings for you this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on August 20th.

Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones leads a group in a late night set at Smoke on August 20th.

Drummer Will Calhoun appears with Living Colour at a free outdoors concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Theater Square in Newark on August 21st.

ParkerJazzFest2014Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana is at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 24th.

Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana will be in Tompkins Square Park for free concert as part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 24th.

Drummer Michael Carvin has a release party for his new Flash Forward CD at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s club on August 25th.

You have two chances to catch Blues singer Alexis P. Suter and her band. They’ll be at BB King’s on August 25th and have a free outdoor concert in Ridgefield CT’s Ballard Park on the 28th.

Lastly, vocalist Diane Schuur will be at Ocean City NJ at the Ocean City Pier on August 27th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI August 24th and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

Special program note: You also still have a chance to get a copy of our summer fund drive premium with Howard University professor Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr‘s fantastic biography of the legendary Pan African scholar Dr. John Henrik Clarke. You can support WBAI (and our show) by pledging for a copy of the Dr. Clarke special on CD or donating as little as $5 at the secure online donation site.

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.