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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.

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! This will be our last broadcast show on WBAI. Thanks for all the support over the years! The blog will continue, as will the weekly listings, event coverage, and possible new projects!

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 Mike LeDonne on January 7, 14, and 21.

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 William Parker is at The Poetry Project on January 9 for Baraka and Place, an event tracing Amiri Baraka’s relationship with avant garde communities in different time periods.

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

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series settles back into a weekly Thursday schedule at Smoke on January 9, 16, and 23.

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 Melanie Charles is at Chelsea Music Hall on January 12-13.

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

Guitarist Julian Lage leads a trio at the Jazz Standard from January 14-19.

Saxophonist David Murray brings the Revival Octet including saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin to the Jazz Standard from January 16-19.

Bassist Mimi Jones hosts the after hours Lab Session at Smalls on January 18, which is actually Sunday morning January 19 by the time she takes the stage.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on January 21 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is with Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas at the Jazz Standard from January 21-26.

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. Highlights are a series of talks on the 11th and 12th, the traditional marathon nights in Manhattan centered around Greenwich Village on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th, a special performance in Brooklyn on the 11th and a new Brooklyn marathon on Friday the 17th. Followers of our show will recognize Nels Cline, Harriet Tubman with JT Lewis and Melvin Gibbs, James Brandon Lewis, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, James Blood Ulmer, Jaimie Branch, Keyon Harrold, Teri Lyne Carrington, Lakecia Benjamin, Marc Ribot, Rene Marie, Brandee Younger, Ron Carter, and many more sets over the course of the festival.  We’ll have our annual cheat sheet preview out this week and more coverage coming up!

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves for its final broadcast on Tuesday January 7 in the 10 PM-Midnight slot! We’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

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