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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’ll be back on June 28 with a preview of this year’s Vision Festival. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives which includes our last show with drummer/percussionist Antonio Sanchez. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

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The big jazz news last week was the passing of saxophone great Ornette Coleman. There’s a memorial service for him on June 27 at Riverside Church. Details are in our previous post, along with a memorial for percussionist Jerome Cooper, whose memorial event is on June 30 at Roulette.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads his Organ Quartet at the Blue Note on June 22 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Fest.

Pianist Harold Mabern sits in with saxophonist George Coleman at Smoke from June 19-21 and leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from June 23-28.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph is at The Stone on June 24 with guitarist James Blood Ulmer.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Minton’s on June 26-27 and at the Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 28.

Bassist Alex Blake, drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and vocalist Thana Alexa all are at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s campus) for the Made in New York Jazz Gala on June 27th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at The Stone with The Last Poets on June 27th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and bassist Christian McBride will be in Saratoga Springs NY on June 27th for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 30-July 4.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the Newark Museum on July 2 for a free outdoor lunchtime concert as part of their Jazz in the Garden series.

Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun will be in an outdoor concert at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on July 4, as Living Colour headlines the International African Arts Festival. There’s a small donation for entrance to the festival.


We’ll have more details next time and a preview in a separate post, but the next big thing on the horizon is the 20th Vision Festival, which kicks off a week of avant garde jazz, visual art, poetry, talks, and films on July 5.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves June 28. 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.