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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 guests of our show that ran for 12 years in various time slots on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio. Our audio archives are available on line for free!

Our final show broadcast on WBAI aired on Tuesday January 7 with guitarist James Blood Ulmer as an intro to the 2020 Winter Jazz Fest! Audio will be up soon. 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 14 and 21.

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

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.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts celebrates his 60th birthday with a set at the new Café Bohemia on January 19.

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.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on February 15 and 29.

The 2020 edition of the annual Winter Jazz Fest continues through January with standalone shows 18 at spots around Greenwich Village, new outposts in Brooklyn, and a new Brooklyn marathon on Friday the 17th. There is also a series of talks continuing throughout the week. See our annual cheat sheet preview and stay tuned for more coverage coming up!

That’s all for now. We’ll 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