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Suga 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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week, but be sure to join us next week for part 2 of our interview with Low Bass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley! Until then, here’s what other Suga’ guests are doing in the area.

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.

Looking ahead, guitarist Pat Metheny wraps up a world tour with his Unity Group. Catch them for a rare week of sets at the Blue Note from December 2nd-7th.

Saxophonist René McLean will be at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on December 6th.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem for the Jazz Vespers on December 7th. Details are at

Bassist Christian McBride kicks off a 2-week run at the Village Vanguard with his Inside Straight ensemble from December 2nd-7th. He returns with a trio from the 9th to 14th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI next week, November 30th. 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.