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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 is a special fund drive edition. Simply put, listener subscribers and supporters keep us on the air at WBAI radio and give us the opportunity to do what we do to spread the word for the music called jazz. Even a little bit helps; pledging more helps more. Thanks for whatever you can do to keep us rolling along! Now let’s see what’s going on musically this week.


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.


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 23rd featuring Steve and Iqua Colson and bassist Reggie Workman. The series concludes on the 30th.


Percussionist Steve Kroon is at Brooklyn’s Jazz 966 on the 23rd.


Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria has a free show at the Bronx Music Heritage Center’s Night of the Living Dead Concert on the 24th and performs with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble at the Eldridge St. Synagogue on the 25th.


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 Rubin Museum on the 25th and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 29th.


Vocalist Catherine Russell is at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on the 26th. And Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies on November 4th, where she’s joined by Columbia University Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin.


Looking further ahead, poet jessica Care moore has an album release party at the Blue Note on October 30th.


Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre is at Iridium with a Rahsaan Roland Kirk tribute from October 30 – November 1.


Finally, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Apollo Theater on the 31st.


That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on November 1. 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.