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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 back 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 back on air this week! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday December 24 from 10-Midnight to hear our conversation with harpist Brandee Younger! You can see her in a tribute to Turiya Alice Coltrane as a member of Brooklyn Raga Massive on December 27 at the Rubin Museum. She’ll also be at the Winter Jazz Festival’s first Marathon Night on January 11 to present her latest release “Soul Awakening” along with other selections and on another stage with Makaya McCraven.

Feeling like hibernating until the weather clears up? The documentary film I Called Him Morgan is streaming on Netflix. See our review for details. The documentary film Chasing Trane is also on Netflix and we reviewed that too.

Saxophonist Eric Alexander is at Smoke with the Countdown Quartet II from December 23-25.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Village Vanguard with Kenny Barron’s trio from December 24-29.

Saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders is at Iridium from December 27-28.

Vocalist Charenee Wade is at Ginny’s Supper Club from December 27-28.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late night runs from December 27-30 and January 1-4.

Bassist Mimi Jones hosts the after hours Lab Session at Smalls on December 28.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen returns to Earth at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on December 28.

Trombonist Craig Harris brings Harlem Night Songs to Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church on December 31 as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxxx Series.

Looking much further ahead, the 2020 edition of the annual Winter Jazz Fest blows back into town from January 8-18 at spots around Greenwich Village and with new outposts in Brooklyn. We’ll have our annual cheat sheet preview and more coverage coming up! They also have a discount code in effect until 11:59 PM on December 24! The code “SPREADJOY” nets for 15% off on Marathon night tickets so hurry on over.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves Tuesday January 24 in our regular 10-Midnight slot! We’ll likely be pre-empted on New Year’s Eve, but back on January 7. 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