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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.
david_virelles_antenna_200pxThis week’s show features pianist David Virelles and a return visit by Winter Jazz Fest promoter Brice Rosenbloom. You can see Virelles on January 7th at the Winter Jazz Fest with Tomasz Stanko’s quartet and in a duo with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. Stay tuned for our upcoming annual cheat sheet with an in-depth preview. We also have a few autographed vinyl copies of Virelles’s brand new release titled Antenna, courtesy of ECM Records as a thank you gift for a $35 pledge to support WBAI Radio. You can call in while we’re on air at 516-620-3602 or pledge online anytime during the next week while the mini December Fund Drive is going on, although it really helps if you pledge while we’re on air. Now let’s get to our music listings.
Bassist Mimi Jones leads a jam session in the late set at Smoke on December 12th.
Pianist Vijay Iyer is at the Asia Society on the 15-16th and Harlem Stage Gatehouse with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith on the 19th.
Bassist Richard Bona is at Club Bonafide on December 16th.
Drummer Michael Carvin leads the Michael Carvin Experience at Kitano from December 16-17th.
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a John Coltrane tribute at Smoke from December 16-19th.
Looking ahead, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is with the James Carney Sextet at the Jazz Gallery on the 21st.
Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with Simulacrum from December 21-23.
Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for a production of the James Weldon Johnson classic God’s Trombones on December 22-23.
Pianist Harold Mabern closes out the year at Smoke with a John Coltrane tribute from December 22nd-January 1st. Trombonist Steve Turre joins him as a special guest on the 29-30.
Hammond B3 organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith leads an octet at the Jazz Standard from December 28-January 1.
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 25. 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.