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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. Before we get to our listings, a quick reminder that WBAI’s Winter Fund drive is in full swing and the station needs your help to stay on the air. See WBAI’s pledge site for ways to support the station. And we have many more listings for you this week.

We’re off the air this week, but if you missed last week’s show with guitarist Mary Halvorson, head over to our archives, where you can listen to that and nearly a decade of past shows. And now on to the rest of the week’s listings:


Saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are at Birdland on March 13.

Bassist William Parker and drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake are at Roulette in Brooklyn on March 13.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from March 13-18 and returns the next week with a quartet from March 20-25.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Kitano with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on March 14 and leads the Multiverse Big Band in West Side Story Reimagined at Hostos Community College in The Bronx on March 17.

Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Birdland for an album release party for The Questions from March 14-17.

Drummer Roy Haynes celebrates his 93rd birthday at the Blue Note from March 15-18.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quartet at Smoke from March 16-18 for an 82nd birthday celebration and leads a trio at Smalls on March 21.

Vocalist Lizz Wright and pianist Marc Cary are at the Schomburg Center in Harlem for a tribute to Alice Coltrane as part of their Women’s Jazz Festival on March 19.

Bassist Ron Carter and trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre are at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College on March 22 for the Highlights in Jazz series.

Pianist Billy Childs leads a quartet at the Jazz Standard from March 22-25.

Vocalist Catherine Russell hosts a daytime family concert exploring the music of pianist Mary Lou Williams at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 24.

Drummer Jack DeJohnette and guitarist Bill Frisell are at Roulette in Brooklyn for a John Abercrombie tribute on March 26.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at the Jazz Standard from March 27- April 1.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard with guitarist Bill Frisell from March 27- April 1.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday March 18. 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 Lehman College and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot