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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 guest is saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin. She’ll be at Joe’s Pub on Wednesday March 21 at 9 PM with an album release party for RISE UP and also at Rutgers University’s Newark campus on March 29 for a Women’s History Month Jazz concert with drummer Bobby Sanabria. And we have more listings for you this week.

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.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from March 20-25.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on March 21.

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 April 1. 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