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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 pre-empted again this week for WBAI’s Summer Fund Drive, but hop over to our archives for our previous show with excerpts from a special remembering the late violinist Billy Bang.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Summer 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 our Billy bang special as a thank you gift for supporting the station! As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria and Ascension are at Worldwide Plaza at 50th St and 8th Ave for a free lunchtime set on August 6. He also leads the Multiverse Big Band at Taino Towers in Harlem for a Tato Laviera tribute on August 15.

Vocalist Charenee Wade is at Dizzy’s Club for a Betty Carter tribute on August 6.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at Birdland from August 6-10.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 6-11 and 13-18.

Bassist Christian McBride and organist Joey DeFrancesco are both at Montclair NJ’s Nishaune Park for the Montclair Jazz Festival on August 10.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on August 10 and 17.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez, vocalist Thana Alexa, and pianist Aaron Parks are all at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on August 11 for Music for Human Rights: a benefit concert for the ACLU.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on August 16.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Jazz in the Valley Festival in Poughkeepsie NY’s Waryas Park on August 18.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on August 20.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard with guitarist Bill Frisell and Pianist David Virelles from August 20-25.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on August 21.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday August 13 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