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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 now alternates 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 saxophonist Oliver Lake. You can see him live with Trio 3 and his Organ Quartet at the 2015 Winter Jazz Fest on January 9th and 10th and check back here for our own preview and festival coverage on the blog. And we have the usual line-up of live music this week.

Pianist Randy Weston will be the master of ceremonies for a tribute to saxophonist Rene McLean at the Schomburg Center on December 16th. Details are on the Sista’s Place website.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 16th.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from December 16th to 21st.

Pianist Vijay Iyer presents “Music for Transformation” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on December 18th to 20th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at Smoke from the 19th to 22nd as part of their John Coltrane festival.

Low Brass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley, returns at Terra Blues on Bleecker Street with Hazmat Modine on December 20th.

Vocalist Carol Maillard and the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock return to the area for their annual holiday concerts. You can catch them at at NJPAC in Newark on the 20th.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at Minton’s in Harlem on the 21st.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz Standard on the 23rd with Andy Farber’s “After Midnight” Orchestra

Harpist Brandee Younger takes the stage at Minton’s in Harlem on the 28th.

Looking much further ahead, vocalist Catherine Russell and master drummer Michael Carvin will both be appearing at Mohonk Mountain House’s Jazz on the Mountain from January 16-19th, but you need to reserve space now.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI December 14th. 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.