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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 bassist Cecil McBee. You can catch him at Birdland with The Cookers including Saxophonist Billy Harper from September 4-8. We have more listings for you this week, but bring the sad news that there’s one less artist we’ll be following. Pianist Randy Weston joined the ancestors on Saturday at age 92. Stay tuned for memorial or tribute news.

Bassist Christian McBride leads the New Jawn Quartet at the Blue Note from September 4-9.

Drummer Milford Graves is at Brooklyn’s First Union Congregational Society for an Issue Project Room-sponsored event on September 6.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church with Kali Fasteau on September 7.

Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from September 7-8 for a tribute to Jon Hendricks.

Bassist William Parker is at the Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton St in Manhattan on September 8 for a free outdoor concert as part of Arts for Art’s inGardens series. Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah has a set on September 9.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on September 8 and 15.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis’s trio is at the 73 See Gallery in Montclair NJ on September 9.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at the Bridgeport Theater in CT on September 9.

Drummer Billy Cobham and bassist Ron Carter are at the Blue Note from September 11-16.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band in a free outdoor performance at the amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park on September 14 as part of the Jazzmobile series.

Bassist Richard Bona is at Club Bonafide on September 14-15.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on September 15 and 29.

Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah and drummer William Hooker team up for an afternoon set at the Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton St in Manhattan on September 15 for a free outdoor concert as part of Arts for Art’s inGardens series.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the Central Jersey Jazz Festival in downtown New Brunswick on September 15.

Guitarist Nels Cline and organist John Medeski are at Le Poisson Rouge with Chris Lightcap’s Superette on September 15.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Brooklyn’s Red Hook Jazz Festival on September 16 with the JazzBeens.

Saxophonist Rudresh Mananthappa leads a trio at Arts Westchester in downtown White Plains NY on September 14.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the Central Jersey Jazz Festival in downtown Flemington on September 14 and the White Plains Jazz Festival on September 16. She’ll also be at Dizzy’s Club from September 21-23 with Ulysses Owens’s big band.

Trumpeter Marcus Printup and harpist Riza Printup are at the Central Jersey Jazz Festival in downtown Somerville on September 16.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at Le Poisson Rouge with guitarist Mary Halvorson on September  17.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on September 19.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday September 16. We’ll also have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

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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

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