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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 off the air this week for special New Year’s Eve programming. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday January 7 from 10-Midnight to hear our conversation with guitarist James Blood Ulmer as an intro to the 2020 Winter Jazz Fest!

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.

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.

Saxophonist Eric Alexander rings in the new year at Smoke with the Countdown Sextet on December 31 and returns with the Countdown Quintet from January 1-5 with trombonist Steve Turre on January 1-2.

Bassist Mimi Jones hosts the after hours Lab Session at Smalls on January 4, which is actually Sunday morning January 5 by the time she takes the stage.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues a late night run at Smoke from January 1-4 then settles back into a weekly Thursday schedule on January 9 and 16.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art present a preview of Vision 2020 (May 20-25, by the way…) with solo performances by vocalist/pianist Amina Claudine Myers and drummer Andrew Cyrille at David Gage String Instruments in Manhattan on January 7.

Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Birdland from January 7-11.

Bassist Christian McBride brings Philly Reunion with organist Joey DeFrancesco to the Blue Note from January 9-12.

Vocalist Lizz Wright is at the Jazz Standard on January 10-11.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on January 11.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at The Dance on January 11 as part of the Winter Jazz Fest.

Vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer is at Manhattan’s Sony Hall on January 13 2020.

Looking 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! Harpist Brandee Younger will 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. Check back for our annual Cheat Sheet preview!

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves Tuesday January 7 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