bandstand_picSuga in My Bowl radio presents a new weekly feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

This week’s show is a memorial for the late Joe Sample, but there are other opportunities to see Suga’ guests in action.

Saxophonist Billy Harper will be appearing at The Blue Note on September 23rd and 24th with the Cookers.

Also at The Blue Note is Saxophonist Lou Donaldson, who leads a quartet for one night only on September 25th.

Bassist Christian McBride will be out on Long Island at the Sag Harbor Music Festival on September 26th.

You have two chances to see drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria this week. He’ll be at Kitano with singer Antoinette Montague on the 26th and his monthly gigs leading the New School University student Afro Cuban Jazz band at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café starts on the 28th. Look for them last Sunday of the month for the rest of the school year.

Finally, September 27th looks to be a big day, music-wise.

You can catch organist John Medeski at the Town Hall Theater in “Strange and Beautiful: A Celebration of the Music of John Lurie, The Lounge Lizards, and Marvin Pontiac”, which has several other guest performers as well. Info is at thetownhall dot org.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts will be at Le Poisson Rouge with the Paul Bollenbeck Trio.

You can see drummer JT Lewis in action at the Harlemstage Gatehouse on the City College of New York campus with the Harriet Tubman band and singer Cassandra Wilson in a tribute to Henry Threadgill.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI September 21st 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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