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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 December 27th with another preview of the 2016 Winter Jazz Fest. If you missed our last show with promoter and WJF director Brice Rosenbloom, then head on over to our our audio archives for that and much more. Now let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at Smoke until December 21st.
Also at Smoke is pianist Harold Mabern in a John Coltrane Festival from the 22nd to the 31st. He’s joined by trombonist Steve Turre on the 26-27th.
Pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur is at Iridium for a Frank Sinatra centennial celebration from the 26-28.
Guitarist Marc Ribot is at The Stone with John Zorn on the 29th.
Trombonist Craig Harris is at Sistas’ Place on New Year’s Eve.
Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet the Jazz Standard from January 1-3.
Looking ahead, Arts for Art (producers of the annual Vision Fest) are sponsoring a nearly monthlong “Justice is Compassion” festival at Clemente Soto Velez Center from January 4-24 with dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker, bassist William Parker and many more.
Looking even further ahead, the annual Winter Jazz Fest blows into town from January 13-17 with so many past, present (and future) Suga’ guests that it needs its own coverage, which we’ll get to this week. But for now, you can head on over to their site and check out the complete rundown for yourself. If that’s too overwhelming, don’t worry, we’ll have you covered with a cheat sheet like we did last year.
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on December 27. 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.