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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!

The 2020 Winter Jazz Fest has wrapped up. Check back this week for our coverage and stay tuned for our normal 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.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez brings Migration with vocalist Thana Alexa to the Blue Note from January 28-29.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at the Jazz Standard solo on January 29 and with a trio from January 30- February 1.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series settles back into a weekly Thursday schedule at Smoke on January 30 and February 6.

Saxophonist René McLean is at Zinc Bar on January 31 with percussionist Baba Neil Clarke and drummer Will Calhoun as part of the VTY Jazz Series. They head to Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place for a Randy Weston Tribute on February 8, 2020.

Trumpeter Keyon Harrold is at the Apollo Theater for a Miles Davis celebration on February 1.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads a quartet at the Jazz Standard from February 4-9.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a Latin Jazz Sextet at Smoke on February 5.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Blue Note from February 5-8.

Trumpeter Eddie Henderson leads a quintet with saxophonist Donald Harrison at Smoke from February 6-9.

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

Looking further ahead, Vision Fest Promoters Arts for Art is hosting a special event on March 4 at the Town Hall. The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen joins Bassist William Parker who returns with his Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield suite.

That’s all for now. 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