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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 bassist Dave Holland! You can see him at Birdland this week from November 29th to December 3rd. And let’s get to our music listings.
Bassist Mimi Jones leads a jam session in the late set at Smoke on November 28th, December 5th, and continuing on Monday nights.
Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan on November 29 with several other musicians for a benefit concert for the Syrian American Medical Society.
Guitarist Marc Ribot has a residency at The Stone from November 30 – December 4. Bassist Henry Grimes joins him for a trio on the 1st and drummer Milford Graves joins him for the late set on the 3rd.
Also joining Chick Corea at The Blue Note is saxophonist Ravi Coltrane for a Return to Forever tribute from the 30th-December 4th.
Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on December 1st for a discussion about her music.
Saxophonist David Murray is at Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium for a free concert on December 1st.
Pianist and keyboardist Marc Cary leads the Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on December 1st.
Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms Quintet with bassist Alex Blake and saxophonist Billy Harper at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 2nd.
Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at The Blue Note on December 5-6 with pianist McCoy Tyner.
The documentary film The Amazing Nina Simone will be shown at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on December 6.
Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from December 6-13.
Vocalist/guitarist Toshi Reagon will be at HarlemStage from December 7-11 for “Can I Get a Witness: The Gospel of James Baldwin”.
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at the Baruch College Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 8.
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium for a free concert on December 8th.
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, looking much further ahead, the Winter Jazz Fest has released a teaser and preliminary lineup for the 2017 shinding from January 5-10! We’ll have a lot more to say about it, but for now, we’ll point you to their promo video with the highlights.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on December 11. 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.