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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week: we’re back on August 9. Until then, our our audio archives have you covered for your Suga’ fix. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs, including a few free outdoor shows in the dog days of summer.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the Jazz Standard from August 4-8, leads a big band at the Litchfield Jazz Festival in CT on the 9, and Montclair Jazz Festival in NJ on the 15th.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at the Village Vanguard with Rudy Royston’s Trio from August 4-9.

Saxophonist Ahmed Abdullah is at Harlem’s Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church for a lunchtime concert on August 5.

Saxophonist Steve Kroon is at Newark NJ’s Two Gateway Center (across the street from Newark Penn Station) for a free outdoor lunchtime concert on August 5.

Looking ahead, vocalist Catherine Russell is at Weehawken NJ’s Lincoln Harbor Park on the Waterfront for a free outdoor concert on August 5 and at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from August 13-16.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club for Abbey Lincoln birthday special shows on August 6.

Finally, legendary drummer Roy Haynes is at the Blue Note August 11-12.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at Iridium with Network Trio from August 13-16.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves August 9. 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.