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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 features drummer and percussionist Milford Graves. You can catch him at The Village Vanguard with saxophonist Jon Zorn on October 9th and November 13 and at The Stone on December 3 with guitarist Marc Ribot. And we have additional music listings for you.
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at the Musicians union Local 802 hall in Manhattan on the 3rd for a free talk about the music business. He also leads Quarteto Ache at Clem’s Place in Newark NJ the 14th and is at the Brooklyn Heights Public Library for a free afternoon show with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on the 15th.
Saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders is at Birdland from October 4-8.
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads a quartet at Village Vanguard from October 4-9th.
Pianist and keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on October 6 and 13.
Vocalist and pianist Amina Claudine Myers is at the Community Church of New York in Manhattan on October 7 as part of the AACM New York chapter’s fall concert series.
Vision Fest producers Arts for Art’s inGardens series of free outdoor concerts wraps up on the weekend of October 8-9th. Dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker has a set on the 8th at the Lower East Side’s First Street Green at 33 E First St. Bassist William Parker has a set on the 9th in the same location. See the full lineup and schedule for more details.
Saxophonists Billy Harper and David Murray are at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on October 14-15 with pianist Elio Villafranca’s “Letters to Mother Africa”.
Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on October 14th and 21st.
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on October 15th.
Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Roulette in Brooklyn for the Passin’ Thru Festival on October 16-17. He leads a big band on the 16th and is joined by fellow TRIO3 collaborators bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrew Cyrille on the 17th.
Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun’s gallery exhibit of his visual art collaboration Aza is on view at the Bronx Music Heritage Center through February 11. We reviewed the show earlier this year.
Finally, this week, we take a closer look at Celebrate Brooklyn’s second annual BRIC Jazz Festival which runs from October 8-15 at the BRIC Media House in downtown Brooklyn. It kicks off on the 8-9 with free screenings of the documentary films A Great Day in Harlem, Jaco, Jazz on a Summer’s Day, and Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser with commentary by cultural critic Nelson George. That’s followed by three marathon nights of jazz from the 13-15 with saxophonist David Murray’s Infinity Quartet, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and the Soulsquad, guitarist Julian Lage’s trio, pianist and keyboardist Marc Cary, and guitarist Marc Ribot’s trio with bassist Henry Grimes among many other acts. The full schedule is up on the BRIC Arts media website and our own preview of the BRIC Jazz Fest is on the way.
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 16. 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.