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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: 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.

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.

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 18th and Mondays in May with Charenee Wade’s septet.

Pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur is at Birdland from May 19-23.

Bassist Mimi Jones joins Luis Perdomo’s ensemble at Smoke on May 20.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is a special guest with Fred Hersch at the Jazz Standard on May 22.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett will be at Iridium from May 22-24.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz takes part in a celebration of Miles Davis’ music at Smoke from May 22-24.

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.