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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.

This week’s show features Vivian Vazquez Irrizary, director and producer of the documentary film Decade of Fire. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday August 20! There’s a free outdoor screening in Harlem’s St. Nicholas Park on Friday August 23. See the film’s website for more screenings and we have more events this week.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at Le Poisson Rouge on August 20.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on August 24 and 31.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on August 20 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on August 20 and leads a quartet at Smoke from August 22-25.

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

Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Jazz Gallery with Kris Davis on August 21-22.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on August 22.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on Jazz and Gender Justice on August 22.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at The Stone with Matana Roberts on August 24.

The annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns this month with several events around town. Saxophonist Rene McLean is at the Harlem Rose Garden on August 23. Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Harpist Brandee Younger and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman are at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance on August 24. Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Tompkins Square Park on August 25.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Dizzy’s Club from August 26-28.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Jazz Standard with Fabian Almazan on August 27-28.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery with Jonathan Blake on August 27-28.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis leads a trio at The Glove in Brooklyn on August 28.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Smoke for a Charlie Parker tribute from August 29-September 1.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria  leads the Multiverse Big Band for a free outdoor concert in an afternoon set at Harlem’s Riverbank State Park on August 30.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at Birdland for a Charlie Parker tribute on August 30-31.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen is at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on September 1 and at Clemente Soto Velez Center on September 6 for a Steve Cannon tribute. They’ll also be at the James Cohan Gallery for an afternoon set on September 14.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art begins their fall season of events with a tribute to the late poet Steve Cannon at The Clemente Soto Velez Center on September 6 with poetry and music. Bassist William Parker, dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker, and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis join poets for the celebration with a closing performance by the Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen. The Arts for Art series continues throughout the fall with performances in Gardens, at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, and over Columbus Day Weekend in East Harlem. Fell details at the Arts for Art website.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday August 20 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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