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.

branches-of-the-tree-of-life_smThis week’s Suga in My Bowl guest is poet and vocalist Abiodun Oyewole. He’ll be having a book party later this fall for Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013, which has just been released by 2Leaf Press. Ask for it at your bookseller of choice. We’ll pass event info on when we get a firm date. Meanwhile, we have other listings for you if you want to catch music this week.

Also at the Blue Note from September 9th to 14th is an all star line-up of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, pianist Geri Allen, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, who are gathering for a live album recording session with Odean Pope!

Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at Birdland from September 9th to 13th.

Legendary drummer Roy Haynes brings his Fountain of Youth band to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from September 11th to 14th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under saxophonist Marshall Allen’s direction flies in from Saturn to land at Roulette in Brooklyn on September 12th.

Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Jazz Standard with a trio from September 12th to 14th.

Look for Roy Ayers at the Spirit and Harmony Festival

Roy Ayers| Shawn Anderson/Flickr. Creative Commons.

Roy Ayers| Shawn Anderson/Flickr. Creative Commons.

Vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers will be at the First Annual Spirit and Harmony Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on September 13th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI September 7th 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: Last call for 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.