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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 show is a memorial for the late pianist Connie Crothers, who passed away on August 13. We’re awaiting details for a memorial service, but will definitely announce it here when we hear something. But the music rolls on and artists keep creating, so we have listings for you.
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on the 24th.
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at Grant’s Tomb for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 24th.
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is on the Smooth Jazz Cruise on the 24th.
Pianist Marc Cary hosts The Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on the 25th.
Finally, Guitarist Julian Lage is at The Stone with fellow guitarist Nels Cline on the 25th.
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at the Louis Armstrong House and Museum in Queens for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 25th at the Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 3.
Poet and vocalist Abiodun Oyewole is at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café at the Acoustic Vibes show on the 26th.
Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms ensemble with bassist Alex Blake at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 27th.
Drummer Will Calhoun is with Living Colour at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn on the 28th.
Drummer Antonio Sanchez leads his Migration group with vocalist Thana Alexa at The Jazz Standard from September 1-4.
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on September 4. 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.