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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 features pianist Vijay Iyer. His trio is at the Jazz Standard from April 22nd-26th. We also have one pair of tickets to give away for our fans! See the details in the following post. 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. |

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with the Purchase Jazz Orchestra on April 20.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from April 21st-26th.

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads a trio at the Jazz Standard from April 22nd-26th.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs is at at IS 204, 36-41 28th St in Astoria [map here], on April 24. There’s a small suggested donation for admission. For details, call Jessica Acosta at 347-813-4452.

Pianist Marc Cary is at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on April 25th.

Bassist William Parker and percussionist Adam Rudolph join trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith at The Stone on April 26th.

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley appears with Hazmat Modine at Iridium on April 27 and Terra Blues on May 2nd and 16th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quintet at the Jazz Standard from April 30th to May 3.

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.


Saxophonist Marshall Allen is at Zinc Bar with Francisco Mora-Catlett’s AfroHORN on April 30th.

Looking ahead, vocalist Nona Hendryx, is at Harlem Stage on April 30 and May 1 in “Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.”

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 May 3rd. 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.