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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 every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. 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.

We’re on hiatus this week for WBAI’s Spring Fund Drive: but will finally be back June 4! Be sure to tune in next week for the first of two shows highlighting the 2019 Vision Festival, running from June 11-16. Meanwhile, our previous show featured the return of one of WBAI’s most popular specials: “The Journey: From Africa to the New World Through Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Beyond.” Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria narrates and provides music from his vast collection for this feature that was produced and engineered by Joyce Jones. You can also keep occupied by browsing through our online archives that have a solid decade of shows!

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Spring Fund Drive is in full swing. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy. and gets you a few perks–including a members’ discount card useful for several places around NYC–in addition to giving the station a predictable, stable source of support. You can also pledge for your own copy of The Journey as a thank you gift for supporting the station! As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Jazz Standard with Fred Hirsch on May 29. Vocalist Kurt Elling sits in on May 30 and drummer Billy Hart is there on May 31 and June 1.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours jam session on May 29.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at the Blue Note from May 30-June 2.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on June 2 and 9.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and pianist David Virelles are at Birdland from June 4-8.

Bassist Christian McBride leads Tip City in Connecticut at the Ridgefield Playhouse on June 5, brings a big band to Dizzy’s Club from June 11-16, and returns to Dizzy’s with Tip City from June 20-23.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with the JALC Orchestra on June 7.

Vocalist Carol Maillard is at Sony Hall in Manhattan with Sweet Honey in the Rock on June 7.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Village Vanguard with John Zorn on June 9.

Drummer Roy Haynes is at the Blue Note from June 10-12.

The 24th annual Vision Festival showcase of avant garde Jazz, poetry, dance and visual art returns to Roulete in Brooklyn from June 11-16 and starts with a film festival on June 9 at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan, including a screening of Milford Graves: Full Mantis, which we highly recommend. Highlights include a lifetime achievement award for drummer Andrew Cyrille and sets by several former Suga’ guests during the nightly concerts at Roulette in downtown Brooklyn. You can jump to the full schedule right now and we’ve got a preview coming soon and continuing event coverage after that.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on June 4, after the fund drive in our regular Tuesday time slot! 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. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot