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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 saxophonist Claire Daly! She has no immediate NYC area shows, but we’ll let you know when she does. We also have a special treat: thanks to our friends at Glass Beach Jazz, we’re streaming Daly’s new 2648 West Grand Boulevard release for the next 3 weeks! Scroll down or go directly to our post. Now let’s get to our listings.

Former Suga’ guests vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist Dave Holland, and organist Dr. Lonnie Smith are all receiving the title of NEA Jazz Master in 2017! Although they won’t be performing, they will be in hand for the tribute concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and will likely say a few words in addition to having their work interpreted by performers on hand. Former Suga’ guest Dianne Reeves is scheduled to perform at the show. Best of all, you can watch the live stream for free–and it’ll be online for a while afterwards.

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.

Pianist Michele Rosewoman leads the Quintessence ensemble at The Cell Theatre in Manhattan on the 8th.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery with drummer Marcus Gilmore on the 8th.

Looking a little further ahead, Pianist Billy Childs leads a quartet at the Jazz Standard from April 13-16th.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett leads a quintet at the Blue Note from April 13-16th.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Brooklyn’s BRIC Arts Media on April 13-14 and leads a big band at the Jazz Gallery from April 21-22nd.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke with a quartet from April 14-16th and leads a trio at Smalls on the 19th.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY with Ministers of Sound on April 16th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at The Blue Note on April 17th with pianist McCoy Tyner.

Finally, we covered this year’s Vision Fest a few weeks ago, but the full schedule is now up! Head on over to their site for the full schedule. We’ll return with our standard cheat sheet festival preview as the dates get closer.

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