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.

Program note: Suga’ in My Bowl has changed to a biweekly schedule on WBAI Radio and will now alternate Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11 PM -1 AM time period. You’ll get the same great show; just every other week! So mark your calendars or just keep up with us via our Facebook page, the blog here, or our main website and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

This week’s guest is Low Brass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley in the first of a 2-part show! You can catch him with Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues in the Village on November 22nd. Until then, here’s what other Suga’ guests are doing in the area.

If you’re a fan of the show, then you might want to give Smoke Jazz’s schedule a close look this week:

Percussionist Steve Kroon will be leading a sextet at Smoke on November 19th.

Pianist Harold Mabern and bassist Bob Cranshaw join guitarist John Webber’s quartet at Smoke on November 20th.

Trombonist Steve Turre wraps up the week at Smoke with Vincent Herring’s quintet on the 21st-23rd.


Looking ahead, guitarist Pat Metheny returns to the area with his Unity Group. They’ll be at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on November 19th, Bergen NJ’s Performing Arts Center on the 20th, and The Space in Westbury Long Island on the 21st. Note that Metheny’s shows often sell out early!

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is one of many guests at Jazzmobile’s rescheduled 50th anniversary concert on the 21st hosted by WBGO Radio’s Rhonda Hamilton at Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church.

Vocalist René Marie will be at 54 Below on November 21st -22nd.

Bassist Christian McBride is at Newark’s NJPAC on November 22nd with Béla Fleck and the group Brooklyn Rider.

Blues singer Alexis P. Suter will be at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on November 22nd.

Pianist Harold Mabern returns to Smoke with the Steve Davis Sextet from November 28th-30th.

Drummer Will Calhoun will be at Irving Plaza with Living Colour on November 28th.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI November 30th. We’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” 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.