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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!

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Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre leads a jam session at Smoke on February 10.

Saxophonist Eric Alexander is at Smoke with Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet on February 11.

Guitarist Marc Ribot has a residency at The Stone from February 11-15 and is joined by different guests each night.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series settles back into a weekly Thursday schedule at Smoke on February 13 and 21.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves heads to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on February 14-15.

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

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on February 18 and returns the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh has a residency at The Stone from February 18-23 and is joined by different guests each night.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at the Blue Note with various combos from February 18-23.

The supergroup TRIO3 of Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille grace the the Jazz Standard‘s stage from February 20-23. They’ll have rotating guests each night at the piano, including frequent collaborator Vijay Iyer, David Virelles, Marilyn Crispell, and Jason Moran.

Bassist Mimi Jones hosts the after hours Lab Session at Smalls on February 22, which is actually Sunday morning February 23 by the time she takes the stage.

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