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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 vocalist and pianist Amina Claudine Myers. She has no immediate area shows, but we’ll keep you posted. However, we have lots more music for you this week.
 
The Mavis Staples documentary Mavis! airs on HBO on March 7 at 11:05 PM EST and on HBO’s streaming sites until April 3rd.
 

 
The documentary film Baddddd Sonia Sanchez airs nationally on PBS affiliates on March 8th. Check your local listings for rebroadcasts and details.
 

 
Drummer Roy Haynes is at the Blue Note from March 10-13 for a 91st birthday celebration with guitarist Pat Metheny as a special guest.
 
Bassist Mimi Jones is at the Pregones Theater in The Bronx on March 12th.
 
Drummer Will Calhoun is at Iridium on March 12th with Vernon Reid’s Power Trio.
 
Looking ahead, bassist William Parker is at The Stone on March 16 with Angelica Sanchez.
 
Vocalist Thana Alexa leads a group at the Jazz Standard on March 16 with drummer Antonio Sanchez.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smalls on March 16 and celebrates his 80th birthday at Smoke from March 18-20 with special guests vocalist Kurt Elling on the 18th and bassist Bob Cranshaw on the 20th.
 
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads Quarteto Ache at Stamford CT’s Palace Theater on March 18th.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer has a residency at the Met Museum’s new Breuer Building (that’s the former Whitney Museum) from March 18-31 and will be performing or curating performances during all of the museum’s open hours.
 
Pianist Michele Rosewoman is at the Cell Theatre on March 19th.
 
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the the NYPL’s Schomburg Center for a Women’s History Month jazz program on the 21st.
 
Finally, also at the Schomburg Center is film director Carol Bash for a daytime talk and screening of her Mary Lou Williams documentary film The Lady Who Swings the Band on March 23.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on March 20th. We’ll also have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.
 
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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.

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