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. Join us on air next Sunday for our interview with WBGO radio host Sheila Anderson! To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Photo: Oliver Lake’s Redbone Stick Plus. |

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is also a visual artist and will have a showing of his painted sticks at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in downtown Newark NJ until May 21st.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria will be at Somethin’ Jazz Club on March 4th with with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble. You can also catch him leading Quarteto Aché at Floridita on 125th St in Harlem on March 13th.

Organist John Medeski will be at Brooklyn Bowl on March 5th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz will lead a Quartet at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on March 7th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on March 7th.

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley will be at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on March 7th.

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads his trio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Temple of Dendur on March 7th.

Drummer Will Calhoun, pianist Randy Weston, saxophonist Oliver Lake, and poet and writer Quincy Troupe will be at MIST in Harlem for a Harlem Arts Salon benefit concert on March 8th.

Vocalist Nona Hendryx will be one of many performers at the Schomburg for a Women’s Jazz Festival tribute to her work on March 9th.

Columbia University professor and writer Farah Jasmine Griffin will be at the Schomburg for a discussion on African American writers and artists in the 1950s on March 11th.

Looking ahead, saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a Quartet at Kitano on March 13th.

Legendary Drummer Roy Haynes celebrates his 90th birthday from March 13-15th at the Blue Note with special guests sitting in every night including guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Christian McBride on the 13th!

Trombonist Steve Turre will be at Smoke from March 13-15th to celebrate the release of his Spiritman CD.

Looking further ahead, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy Award-winning re-imagination of the Ellington classic Money Jungle will be performed at the Schomburg on March 16th as part of their Women’s Jazz Festival.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves March 8. We’ll also 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.