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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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week: we’ve been pre-empted for station maintenance. Join us May 17 for an interview with pianist Marc Cary! To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives which includes our last show with pianist Vijay Iyer. 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. He’ll also have a free performance at the venue with his big band on May 17.

Photo: Oliver Lake’s Redbone Stick Plus. |

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Minton’s on May 4th and Mondays in May with Charenee Wade’s septet.

Drummer Will Calhoun will be at 55 Bar in Greenwich Village on May 4 with guitarist Mike Stern. You can also catch him on May 7 at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club as part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival. Finally, he’ll be at Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square in the Bronx (at the Hunts Point 6 Train Station) for a free outdoor performance with the Blitz Latin Jazz ensemble. Performance details here.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at Harlem Stage on May 5th.

Drummer Michael Carvin will be at the Jazz Standard on May 5-6th.

Bassist Mimi Jones leads a band at Smoke on May 7.

Saxophonist Billy Harper leads a quintet at Smoke on May 8-10.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem on May 9th as part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.

Pianist Marc Cary and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin are at the Apollo Theater with Jason Moran on May 9th.

Percussionist Steve Kroon’s sextet headlines the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s Gala Concert of their festival on May 13th at Sugar Hill in Brooklyn.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson’s quartet is at Brooklyn’s Jazz 966 on May 15th.

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

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will be at the Blue Note with Odean Pope’s Sax Choir on May 16-17th.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at Minton’s on May 17th.

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 17. 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.