bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

Welcome to Suga in My Bowl radio‘s weekly feature, On The Bandstand, where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. We’re online weekly and on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. Keep up with us via Facebook, the blog here, or our main website, or Twitter and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

This week’s show marked the centennial of Billie Holiday’s birth. Vocalist Nona Hendryx was one of the people featured on the show and is appearing at Harlem Stage on April 30 and May 1 in “Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.” Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

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

Photo: Oliver Lake’s Redbone Stick Plus. |

Drummer Bobby Sanabria will be at Zinc Bar on April 8th.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at City Winery on April 9 and at the Rainbow Room on the 13th with the After Midnight Orchestra.

Pianist Harold Mabern’s trio celebrates the release of their Afro Blue CD at Smoke on April 10-12th.

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is at Iridium on April 17-18.

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley will be at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on April 18th.

Arts for Art’s monthlong “Our Earth/Our World” festival of musicians, poets, and visual artists continues at at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side.


WBAI Radio is a media sponsor of Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s month-long jazz festival from April 17-May 17 at various Brooklyn locations.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves April 5th. 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.