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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 highlights the AACM musicians collective. Their 50th anniversary celebration features talks and performances every Friday night in October starting on the 9th at the Community Church of New York on E 35th St. Full schedule and details are at the AACM New York website. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Bassist Alex Blake is at the Blue Note with vocalist Julie E on September 21.

Director Carol Bash is at HarlemStage on the City College of New York campus for a screening of her Mary Lou Williams documentary The Lady Who Swings the Band on September 22. Pianist Geri Allen and Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin will be on hand also for a performance and discussion.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Palisades in Brooklyn on September 23.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from September 23-24.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at Smoke with a Jackie McLean tribute from September 23-24.

Drummer Kim Thompson leads a quartet at Zinc Bar on the 24.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at the West Gate Lounge in Nyack NY on the 25th with Larry Harlow’s Latin Legends Band and has a free outdoor show at Pelham Bay Park’s Bartow Pell Mansion in the Bronx at 6 PM on October 2.

Percussionist Steve Kroon will be at Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church of Crown Heights for Jazz Vespers with the Jeff King Band on September 27.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts leads a quartet at the Jazz Standard from September 24-27 and returns with Yosvany Terry on October 8-10.

Saxophonist Billy Harper is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 29th with the Josh Evans Big Band for a Roaring Twenties Jazz Age party.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake and legendary bassist Reggie Workman at the Blue Note as TRIO3 from September 29-October 1. Pianist Vijay Iyer joins them as a guest on the 30.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 4th. 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.

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