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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 we’ll be back on WBAI with a fresh show next Sunday with harpist Riza Printup. Meanwhile, if you missed last week’s show with saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp, then head on over to our archives to check it out. Also scroll down for our coverage of the NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert in a previous post. As usual, we have lots more music for you this week as we patiently await the arrival of spring.
Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at The Ridgefield Playhouse in CT on April 10.
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads the Soulsquad at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on the 14th.
Looking further ahead, poet/vocalist Latasha Nevada Diggs and pianist Marc Cary are at Lincoln Center’s Atrium for a tribute to the late poet Jayne Cortez on the 14th. Diggs 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.
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on the 16th.
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.
Drummer and visual artist Will Calhoun is at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx on the 22nd for a performance and reception to open the show of his visual art, which is on display until July 21st.
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.
Saxophonist “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson has a free outdoor concert at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education Rooftop in the South Bronx 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.