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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 stop by our archives to get your fix from nearly 7 years of archived shows until next week. Look for us at this year’s Vision Festival, which we’ll be reporting from and previewed last week with drummer Andrew Cyrille, guitarist Marc Ribot, vocalist Lisa Sokolof, pianist Geri Allen, and festival organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
The big event is the Vision Festival and WBAI’s a media sponsor. It starts on the 5th with films celebrating the Sun Ra Arkestra at Anthology Film Archives and moves to Judson Memorial Church from the 7-12 with nightly performances highlighting the career of bassist Henry Grimes. Former guests include poet Quincy Troupe, saxophonist Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Michele Rosewoman, drummer Hamid Drake, and bassist William Parker. The schedule is at Vision’s site.
AZA, the exhibit of drummer Will Calhoun’s visual art collaboration is on display at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx until July 21st. See our review of the show for more details. Calhoun is also at City Winery for an acoustic show with Living Colour on June 8.
Saxophonist David Murray is at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on the 7th.
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Jazz Standard from the 7-12.
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at BB King’s on the 8th.
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room from June 8-9.
Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre is at Smoke with the “Bones of Art” ensemble from the 8-9.
Saxophonist René McLean is at Smoke, joined by fellow saxophonist Gary Bartz for a Jackie McLean tribute from June 10-12.
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on June 11th.
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers joins Talib Kweli at The Blue Note on June 13th.
Vocalist Rene Marie is at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on the 14th for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s annual benefit concert.
Bassist Christian McBride is at The Blue Note from June 14-19th.
Pianist Vijay Iyer is at the Jazz Standard from June 15-19th.
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at Smoke on the 15th.
Pianist /Vocalist Andy Bey is at Mezzrow from the 17-18th.
Poet Sonia Sanchez’s and saxophonist Gary Bartz are at The Blue Note for an afternoon show on June 18th.
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for a free Summerstage performance on the 18th as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
Finally, the Blue Note Jazz festival runs throughout the month and has many more shows in addition to the ones highlighted here.
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on June 12. 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.