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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 flutist Nicole Mitchell! She’ll be at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on March 29. Before we get to this week’s listings, thanks to everyone who contributed a little or a lot to WBAI’s Winter Fund Drive! The station’s facing a lot of ongoing financial problems and really needs everyone’s help to survive. You can still make a pledge online for as little as $5 or consider a monthly donation which gets you station membership as a WBAI Buddy with additional benefits. Now let’s get to our listings.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at The Blue Note on March 20 with pianist McCoy Tyner.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman, drummer Andrew Cyrille, and pianist Marc Cary are at the Village Vanguard as TRIO3 + 1 from March 21-26.

WBGO Radio hosts Sheila Anderson and Rhonda Hamilton are at Rutgers University Newark’s Institute for Jazz Studies on March 24-25 for a conference on the life and legacy of Ella Fitzgerald.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY with Ministers of Sound for a Gospel Brunch set on March 26.

Trombonist/ seashellist Steve Turre is at Aaron Davis Hall on the City College of New York’s Harlem campus on March 31 with Elio Villafranca.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Newark NJ’s Bethany Baptist Church on April 1.

Bassist Christian McBride leads a big band at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from April 4-9 and returns with the New Jawn quartet from the 11-16.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Newark’s Gateway Center for a free lunchtime concert on April 5th.

Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms Quintet with Alex Blake on bass at the Jazz Standard from April 6-9th. Howard Johnson joins them on tuba as a special guest on the 7th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday April 2. 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. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot