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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 finally back on air this week following WBAI’s Spring Fund Drive! Tine in Tuesday June 4 as we focus on drummer Andrew Cyrille! He’s getting a lifetime achievement award at the opening night of the week-long 2019 Vision Festival on June 11 at Roulette in downtown Brooklyn and will be part of eight—yes, eight—different ensembles that night. We’ll have more Vision details at the bottom of this post after our other listings.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, thanks to those of you who pledged during WBAI Radio’s Spring Fund Drive! Your support really helps the station and helps send a message that jazz is important to the station management. If you missed out, it’s not too late 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.

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. She’s also at Aaron Davis Hall at the City College of New York’s Harlem campus on June 12.

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

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

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

There’s a John Coltrane festival at Symphony Space on June 9 and admission is free. Guests include writer Ashley Kahn, poets Abiodun Oyewole and Carl Hancock Rux, vocalist Melanie Charles, bassist Reggie Workman, harpist Brandee Younger, guitarist Marc Ribot, saxophonist Gary Bartz, and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and the Soulsquad in separate performances throughout the day.

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

Pianist Harold Mabern is at the Village Vanguard with Peter Bernstein from June 11-16 and leads a trio at Smalls in a late set on June 19.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on June 12.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone with Myra Melford on June 13.

Drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, and harpist Brandee Younger are at Central Park’s Summerstage for a free outdoor concert on June 15.

Poet and multi instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on June 18 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at the Jazz Standard from June 18-23.

Drummer Leon Parker is at the Village Vanguard with Brad Mehldau from June 18-23.

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 Tuesday June 4 in our new weekly 10 PM slot! 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. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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