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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’re off the air this week, but if you missed last week’s show with Chris Becker, author of Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz, head on over to our audio archives. Be sure to join us next week for NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp! As usual, we have lots more music for you this week.
The Mavis Staples documentary Mavis! airs on HBO’s streaming sites until April 3rd.

Pianist Vijay Iyer has a residency at the Met Museum’s new Breuer Building (that’s the former Whitney Museum) until March 31 and will be performing or curating performances during all of the museum’s open hours.
Toshi Reagon wraps up the Women’s Jazz Festival at the the NYPL’s Schomburg Center on the 28th. The show is sold out, but we’re giving away a pair of tickets. Email us for a chance to win at sugainmybowl [at] gmail [dot] com before 12 noon on Monday. Leave your phone number and we’ll call you Monday afternoon if you’re the winner.
WBGO Radio host Rhonda Hamilton and vocalist Dianne Reeves will be speaking at Newark (NJ) Symphony Hall in a ceremony celebrating the release of a new postage stamp honoring Sarah Vaughn on the 29th.
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria takes part in a celebration of the music of the Dominican Republic at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 28th and Manhattan School of Music’s Borden Auditorium on April 4th.
Arts for Art’s Justice is Compassion series runs from March 26th to April 10th at Clemente Soto Velez Center with performances by bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
Bassist Mimi Jones leads a quartet in a free concert at Rutgers University Newark’s Paul Robeson Student Center on March 30 and will be at WBGO Radio’s studio in Newark as part of a free screening of the films Seeking Hope and The Girls in the Band on March 31.
Vocalist Dianne Reeves is at Carnegie Hall on March 30.
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Iridium on March 31, The Turning Point in Piermont NY on April 9, and at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on the 16th.
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at at the Jazz Standard from March 29-April 3.
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at Western Connecticut State University on April 2nd.
Saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders is at Birdland from April 5-9th.
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Village Vanguard from April 5-10th.
Organist John Medeski is at The Blue Note from April 5-10th with John Scofield.
Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his Evolution ensemble at in a CD release party at Brooklyn Bowl on April 6th.
Film director Carol Bash is at Rutgers University Newark’s Institute for Jazz Studies for a talk and screening of her Mary Lou Williams documentary film The Lady Who Swings the Band on April 6th.
Drummer Michael Carvin leads a trio in a free lunchtime concert at Newark’s Gateway Center at 12 noon on April 7th.
Bassist Bob Cranshaw is at Smoke with George Coleman’s Quartet from April 8-10th.
Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at the Montclair NJ Public Library on April 9th.
Pianist Randy Weston celebrates his 90th birthday at Brooklyn’s Jazz 966 on April 9th.
Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at The Ridgefield Playhouse in CT on April 10.
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on April 3rd. 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.