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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 saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp! He has no immediate area shows, but you can catch the NEA’s tribute concert streamed live on Monday April 4 starting at 8 PM EST on the NEA website or on National Public Radio’s site. And we have lots more music for you this week.
The live stream of the NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert features performances by former Suga’ guests Randy Weston, Lakecia Benjamin, Billy Harper, David Murray, Catherine Russell and many more performers. Saxophonists Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders are being honored. You can catch the stream right here:

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria takes part in a celebration of the music of the Dominican Republic at Manhattan School of Music’s Borden Auditorium on April 4th.
Arts for Art’s Justice is Compassion series runs through April 10th at Clemente Soto Velez Center with performances by bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
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.
Pianist Randy Weston celebrates his 90th birthday at Brooklyn’s Jazz 966 on April 8th.
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.
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at The Turning Point in Piermont NY on April 9 and The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on the 16th.
Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at The Ridgefield Playhouse in CT on April 10.
Looking further ahead, Pianist Marc Cary and poet/vocalist Latasha Nevada Diggs are at Lincoln Center’s Atrium for a tribute to the late poet Jayne Cortez on the 14th. She also hosts tributes at Poets’ House on the 16th and Highline Ballroom on the 23rd: all of which are free!
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on April 15-16.
Saxophonist Oliver Lake and trombonist Craig Harris will be at Aljira Contemporary Arts Center in Newark NJ on April 16th.
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on the 16th.
Finally, Guitarist Pat Metheny returns to the area for a series of shows with bassist Ron Carter. The duo are at Norwalk CT’s Infinity Hall on April 20-21, Cape May NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Fest on the 23rd, and Newton NJ’s Newton Theater on the 24th.
Also at Exit Zero is vocalist René Marie, who takes the stage on the 23rd.
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on April 17th. 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.