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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 guest is guitarist Julian Lage. You can see him on December 31 at The Stone and in January at Cornelia Street Café on the 13th and at the Winter Jazz Fest’s closing event on the 17th. Now let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
Pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur is at Iridium for a Frank Sinatra centennial celebration until December 28th.
Guitarist Marc Ribot is at The Stone with John Zorn on the 29th.
Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke in a John Coltrane Festival from the until the 31st.
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.
Bassist William Parker is at The Stone with Paal Nilssen on January 9.
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 January 10th. 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.