bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives and join us next Sunday for our show with saxophonist David Murray. We have the usual line-up of live music this week, with listings through New Year’s Eve, so you can plan festivities ahead.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz‘s quartet wraps up a week at Smoke on the 21st and 22nd as part of their John Coltrane festival.

Pianist Harold Mabern co-leads a sextet from the 23rd to January 1st at Smoke as part of their Coltrane Festival, including a New year’s Eve show.

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.

Trombonist Craig Harris will be at the Stone on December 28th and at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on New Year’s Eve.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves will be at Avery Fisher Hall on New Year’s Eve.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater will be at Iridium from the 31st to January 2nd.

Looking further ahead, mark the dates of January 8-10th on the calendar, as there are several Suga’ guests appearing at the Winter Jazz Fest. We’ll have coverage of it separately here on the blog.

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. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI next week, December 28th. 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.