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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’re back on October 18th. If you missed the last show with saxophonist Kamasi Washington, then head on over to our our audio archives for that and much more — especially since he’s in town this week with stops at Brooklyn’s BRIC JazzFest on October 15th and in Manhattan at Le Poission Rouge on the 16th. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some more upcoming gigs.


Pianist Randy Weston presents the Gnawa master musicians of Morocco at New School’s Tishman Auditorium for a performance on the 13th.


We mentioned the BRIC Arts Jazz Fest at the top of the segment and there are other Suga’ guests to keep an eye out for. Harpist Brandee Younger has a set on the 15th and organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his Evolution ensemble on the 16th.


Saxophonists Kamasi Washington and Lakecia Benjamin hit Le Poisson Rouge on the 16th in a preview of the 2016 Winter Jazz Fest. Benjamin leads the Soulsquad and Washington’s band performs tracks from his acclaimed release The Epic.


The New York Chapter of the AACM’s monthlong 50th anniversary celebration continues at the Community Church of New York on E 35th St with performances on the 16th and every Friday in October.


Organist John Medeski is at Webster Hall with The Word on the 16th.


Percussionist Steve Kroon is at Minton’s in Harlem on the 17th and Brooklyn’s Jazz 966 on the 23rd.


Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria has a free show at the Brooklyn Heights Library at 2 PM on October 17th.


Bassist Alex Blake and WBAI Producer Dwight Brewster are at the Staten Island Jazz Festival with Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on the 17th.


The Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen returns to Earth on the 22nd at Brooklyn Bowl.


Vocalist Thana Alexa is at 55 Bar on the 22nd.


Drummer Roy Haynes is at the Blue Note from October 24-25th.


Director Carol Bash’s documentary film on pianist Mary Lou Williams, The Lady Who Swings the Band, screens at the ReelSisters film festival on October 25th at LIU’s downtown Brooklyn campus.


Saxphonist Ravi Coltrane is at the Rudin Museum on the 25 and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 29th.


That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 18th. 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.