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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 January 10th with our final preview of the 2016 Winter Jazz Fest with guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer! If you missed our last shows with promoter and WJF director Brice Rosenbloom or guitarist Julian Lage, then head on over to our our audio archives for that and much more. Now let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
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 a little 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.
Bassist William Parker is at The Stone with Paal Nilssen on January 9.
Also at The Stone is pianist Vijay Iyer, who’s there on the 13th with Matana Roberts.
Guitarist Julian Lage is at Cornelia Street Café on the 13th and at the Winter Jazz Fest’s closing event on the 17th.
Saxophonist Tia Fuller leads a quartet at Smoke from January 13-14.
Also at Smoke is saxophonist Billy Harper, who leads a quintet from the 15-17.
Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs leads a trio at BAM Café from January 13-15.
Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Birdland performing songs from his Passion World release from January 13-16.
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the new Cassandra’s Jazz Club and Gallery in Harlem from January 13-16 and 22-23rd.
Vocalists Lizz Wright and Dee Dee Bridgewater are at BB King’s on January 15.
The Harlem Jazz Parlor Festival hosts trombonist Craig Harris on January 16 and low brass specialist Joe Daley on the 18.
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.