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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.
We return to the air this week with our final preview of the 2016 Winter Jazz Fest featuring guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer!. You can see him on January 15 the New School University’s auditorium as part of the the Winter Jazz Festival. Now let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
Pianist Vijay Iyer is at The Stone on the 13th with Matana Roberts and also leads a trio at this year’s Winter Jazz Fest.
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.
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on the 16th.
The Harlem Jazz Parlor Festival hosts trombonist Craig Harris on January 16 and low brass specialist Joe Daley on the 18.
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will be at the John Coltrane House in Dix Hills, LI on the 20th.
Vocalist René Marie is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from January 21-24.
Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at the Blue Note on the 25 with legendary pianist McCoy Tyner. They’re also there on February 1, 15, and March 1. Tyner’s been less public lately, so it’s a good idea to catch one of these dates and see the last remaining member of Coltrane’s band in action.
Also at the Blue Note is legendary drummer Roy Haynes from January 26-27.
Drummer Craig Haynes has an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to support making a CD and DVD of his band’s performance at the 2016 Dakar Goree Jazz Festival.
We wrap this week with two jazz festivals:
Annual Vision Fest producers Arts for Art’s nearly monthlong “Justice is Compassion” festival continues at Clemente Soto Velez Center until January 24 with drummer Hamid Drake, dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker, bassist William Parker and many more.
The annual Winter Jazz Fest blows back into town this week from the 13-17 with so many past, present (and future) Suga’ guests that it needs its own coverage. Head on over to our annual cheat sheet for a full preview.
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.