Words by Hank Williams

This week, the annual Winter Jazz Fest is on and in full swing. The 15th edition of the increasingly popular showcase expanded again, with a third “mini marathon” night of music on Saturday January 5th and several standalone events, which we previewed here. In this post, we’ll take a look at the two marathon nights of music on Friday January 11th and Sunday January 12th in venues scattered around the heart of Greenwich Village.

As we’ve done for the past few years, we’ll go through a shows with a viewers’ guide to some of our preferred picks, with an admitted lean toward former guests on the Suga in My Bowl radio show.

I’ll point you toward the Friday and Saturday schedules and artist lineup, but hopefully this will help wade through the myriad choices available each night. Obviously, there are several ways to experience the festival. You can either pick and choose key acts, take a more eclectic approach and see what you find, or some combination of the two. It’s all good.

FESTIVAL THEME AND FOCUS

The theme is again on social justice, as it has been for the last few years. This year, following on the heels of #MeToo, the spotlight has shifted to women’s role in music. The We Have Voice Collective was initiated by several female musicians, including Fay Victor, Nicole Mitchell, Linda May Han Oh, Jen Shyu, Imani Uzuri, and Tia Fuller. Their open letter calls for a code of conduct, establishing safe spaces for women, LGBTQIA, transgender, and non-binary artists working in music and more opportunities for work in a field that’s often dominated by men. Festival co-organi   and support of the broader discussion around Black Lives Matter, a theme that festival producer Brice Rosenbloom has committed to gender parity for the festival, noting in an essay in the 2019 program that while WJF has taken steps of its own, he sees that there’s still more work to be done and that the next step is pushing individual bandleaders to commit to more gender balance in their groups.

This year’s artist-in-residence is Meshell Ndgeocello, who has several sets of her own and will be part of an afternoon panel discussion on Saturday January 12.

TICKETS AND ADMISSION

WJF has ticket options for either the Friday or Saturday marathon nights–or both–but they don’t offer tickets for individual sets. That said, they’re a pretty good deal for how much music you get if you see more than a single show and there’s likely something to suit almost everyone’s taste. The one constant is that we strongly recommend getting tickets in advance, since the festival’s popularity does lead to sellouts.

LOCATIONS AND LOGISTICS

The WJF’s heart is still in the center of the Village: with venerable institutions Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, and Le Poisson Rouge returning, but the spaces at the New School that have been used for the last two years are gone and as a result the festival’s more scattered, with poles in the West and East Village also.

Zinc Bar is small and popular, so be warned that seeing an act scheduled there means getting there very early, and possibly skipping something else in the process.

On the western frontier of the Village and Tribeca are SOB’s and the SOHO Playhouse.

Nublu, Bowery Ballroom, Subculture, The Sheen Center, Public Arts, Mercury Lounge, and Bowery Ballroom are clustered together on the East Village/Lower East Side

Obviously, figuring out what one wants to see also means taking into account the logistics of who’s playing where and getting between venues, which requires more planning with the larger distances this year. It’s still very possible to venue-hop since most are a brisk walk, Citibike, or cab ride away.

 

Photo credit: Winter Jazz Fest (screenshot)
You can download the map here and there’s a copy in the festival program. Pickup of wristbands for marathon nights is at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St).

HOT TIP: Use the WJF’s crowd estimator to see how much space a venue has before deciding to leave where you are. It’s at: https://www.winterjazzfest.com/crowds

FRIDAY JANUARY 11

Zinc Bar has an enticing lineup for the night and one good enough to consider staying put. The caveat is that it’s been too small for the festival for a long time, which means long lines to get in and a tight, crowded experience once you’re there. Should you decide to go, however, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen opens the night with a 6:40 PM set and at 9:20 PM the Borderlands trio takes the stage with pianist Kris Davis, bassist Stephen Crump, and drummer Eric McPherson. The following 10:40 PM set with the Artifiacts Trio featuring flutist Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, and drummer Mike Reed should be an extremely satisfying one.

Over at the Sheen Center, guitarist Mary Halvorson brings her Code Girl project to the stage at 8:40 PM. Halvorson’s dense, looping electric guitar style’s attracting more fans, both as a side player and as a leader. Her collaborations with fellow guitarist Marc Ribot and others showcase her ability as a collaborative player capable of adding dense textures to an ensemble, which she’s continued in her own projects as a leader. For a deep dive, see our March 2018 show with Halvorson.

Meanwhile at Subculture in the 9:40 PM set, pianist Aaron Parks will work through his 2018 Little Big release, which is gaining a lot of deserved attention.

Over at Mercury Lounge, saxophonist Marcus Strickland‘s Twi Life is a solid pick in the 10:40 PM slot for anyone looking for a fresh take on the music rooted in the jazz tradition, yet incorporating funk, soul, and elements of hip hop. For a deeper dive see our recent show with Strickland as part of our 2019 WJF coverage.

For you real night owls or hardcore fans of the after-hours scene, Nublu‘s 1 AM Late Night Jam Session led by trumpeter Jamie Branch is worth making your way over to the Lower East Side for. Branch’s debut 2018 Fly Or Die release gained the attention of a lot of people who might not have caught her while woodshedding at the Vision Festival or other venues.

SATURDAY JANUARY 12th

The piano duo of Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn kick things off with a 6:20 PM set at Le Poisson Rouge. Iyer shouldn’t need much introduction at this point, but his densely layered, nearly cinematic works have kept him busy touring when he’s not teaching at Harvard. The conversation between the two should yield a heady, exciting set that will reward close listening yet still being accessible. For a much deeper dive, see our 2015 show featuring Iyer.

 

Later on at LPR, veteran drummer Billy Hart‘s quartet sets up in the 9 PM time slot. Hart, who earned his chops as a member of Herbie Hancock’s groundbreaking and forward-looking 1970s Mwandishi band is now a key member of The Cookers superband when not helming his own ensemble. Expect a high energy straight ahead set that’ll swing hard.

 

Over at SOB’s, vocalist Fay Victor and saxophonist Nubya Garcia present compelling cases for going there. Victor’s 6:40 PM set with Mutations for Justice reprises the concept she’s workshopped over the past year and done versions of at last year’s Winter Jazz and Vision Festivals. Victor’s avant-garde vocal style meshes well with that of her band and speaks directly to the current political period, with some of her lyrics sounding like a stream of consciousness voice from Trump’s brain and critiquing the absolute absurdity of it all. Nubya Garcia’s 9:30 PM set might provide some revelations, as it did for me when I heard her open for Thursday night’s concert with sax greats Gary Bartz and Pharoah Sanders. When asked about how it felt to open for them, she said: “I can’t really put that into words. It’s very surreal and a huge honor.” Garcia’s style seemed a natural pairing and her set was an energetic one led by her playing paired with strong, bass-heavy drumming and trippy, dub-inflected keyboards. If you want to see one possible future of what jazz looks like, see her.

Over on the east side, Subculture has some appealing sets with Liebman, Rudolph, & Drake combining the powers of Dave Liebman and percussionists Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake at 9:20 PM. Expect, obviously, a percussion-heavy set but one marked by African rhythms and rich textures set off by Liebman’s work on sax and piano.

You may want to stay put for J.D. Allen and David Murray‘s midnight set, which should keep you alert with the dueling tenor saxophones of the co-leaders. Murray’s capable of playing both “in” and “out” and matching lyricism with pure energy.

To tip my hand somewhat, I’ll probably post up at The Sheen Center, a new venue this year. If you missed saxophonist Gary Bartz‘s historic Thursday night set with Charles Tolliver and Pharoah Sanders, you have another chance to catch him in the 8:20 PM set with Pocket Science, where he teams up with colorful (in every sense of the word) electric bassist Jamaladeen Tacuma. I’m not quite sure what to expect, but Tacuma’s funk and harmolodics-inspired riffs should give Bartz a nice foundation to launch from.

If you’re inclined towards Pocket Science, stick around for the 9:40 PM set intriguingly titled Impressions of Pepper Round Robin with an all star cast of drummers Mark Giuliana, Makaya McCraven, and Nate Wood; electric guitarist Liberty Ellman; keyboardists Brian Jackson (best known for his Gil Scott Heron collaborations) and Matthew Whittaker; pianist David Virelles; trumpeter Keyon Harrold; harpist Brandee Younger; trombonist Clark Gayton; and saxophonist JD Allen. Admittedly I don’t know exactly what to expect here, but it’s certain to be a wild, loud, electronic ride.

At 11 PM, pianist/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers slows things down a bit with a quieter, more contemplative set that’ll showcase her thoughtful lyrics and vocal ability. Myers is joined by three other vocalists here, so expect some interesting interplay between them.

That’s a lot! But the nice thing about Winter Jazz is that it presents you with a good dilemma: who to choose from the sheer amount of interesting acts. We’ll check back in after it’s all wrapped up.

Are you planning to go? Who are you looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments.

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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 in The Bronx.

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bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight starting this week. 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.

This week’s guest is Marcus Strickland! You can see his Twi-Life ensemble at the Mercury Lounge on January 11. That event’s part of the New York City Winter Jazz Fest which runs through January 12 at various venues in and near Greenwich Village. We have more festival details coming at the bottom of the segment, but before that we have more listings for you this week.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at City Winery on January 7 and the Mohonk Mountain House in new Paltz NY for Jazz on the Mountain from January 12-14.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on January 12 and 19.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at the Zürcher Gallery for a solo performance on January 9.

Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett leads AfroHORN at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on January 12.

Drummer William Hooker is at the Bowery Poetry Club on January 13 with bassist William Parker. He’ll also be at Shapeshifter Lab on January 23.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at the Bowery Poetry Club on January 14 with Heroes Are Gang Leaders in an Amiri Baraka tribute.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Village Vanguard with Emmet Cohen’s trio from January 15-20.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on January 16.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Zinc Bar on January 16.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on January 19.

Billy HartBilly Harper, Eddie Henderson, Donald Harrison, and Cecil McBee are at Dizzy’s Club with The Cookers from January 24-27.

The 2019 Winter Jazz Fest is underway and runs through the 12th at various venues around Greenwich Village with marathon nights of music on January 11 and 12 and individual events and talks on other nights. You jump to a preview of the standalone events this week here or just scroll down. I’ll also be following up with a detailed look at the remaining marathon nights in our annual Cheat Sheet preview early in the week. Standalone events this week include: Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective and Terri Lyne Carrington’s Social Science are at Le Poisson Rouge on the 7th; Medeski, Martin, and Wood at Brooklyn Steel on the 9th; on the 10th Me’shell Ndegeocello is at Nublu and Gary Bartz and Pharoah Sanders recreate the Another Earth release for its 50th anniversary at Le Poisson Rouge. You can see the full schedule at the Winter Jazz Fest website.

Save the date(s): the 2019 Vision Fest will honor former Suga’ guest Andrew Cyrille and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn from June 11-16. Full lineups will be announced later and we’ll get you details and full coverage as the date nears and the weather warms up.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday January 8 in our new weekly 10 PM slot! 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

Now that the dust has settled on the holiday and New Year’s festivities, it’s time to refocus on music and what’s become a refreshingly busy season in New York for jazz and improvised/creative music.

The Winter Jazz Fest returns for its 15th year in 2019 with the usual staggering array of sets, stages, and ancillary events. Not to be outdone, however, Arts for Art–the scrappy organizers best known for the annual Vision Fest (already scheduled for June 11-16 2019: save the dates)–have fired back with a week of events of their own from the 16-21 at Nublu, which will be covered in a later post. Right now’s a good time to look at WJF’s first “mini marathon” day and a few of the standalone events next week. Look for a deep dive into the marathon days on the 11-12th in our annual Cheat Sheet early next week.

Winter Jazz runs from January 4-12 2019 at a series of venues scattered around its traditional nucleus of Greenwich Village. The traditional “marathon nights” are on the 11th and 12th and it’s best to reserve tickets for them early since they might sell out due to festival’s popularity.

WJF dubs Saturday January 5th as a “mini marathon” with a range of acts in multiple venues. Me’shell Ndegeocello’s this year’s artist-in-residence and has multiple appearances at the fest, including at 7:50 on Saturday at Le Poisson Rouge. I’m particularly looking forward to the Zig Zag Power Trio, which has a 12:20 AM (technically Sunday morning) show at the Bitter End. The trio of Living Colour alums Vernon Reid and Will Calhoun teamed up with bassist Melvin Gibbs put out a fantastic release last year that got nowhere near the attention it should have, but will certainly have a high energy mix of free improvisation pulled from their various influences of jazz, blues, and rock on offer. I’ve written about them here and here, so I’ll send you to those write-ups.

Zinc Bar’s Saturday line-up features the Dave Liebman Group at 8 PM and saxophonist Tia Fuller presents work from her 2018 Diamond Cut album at 10:40 PM. One word of caution, though: Zinc’s a very small venue and gets packed quickly, so be prepared to get there very early.

This is just a sample of all the Saturday night shows; head over to the full schedule for the rest.

With Winter Jazz Fest’s continued popularity and expansion, they’ve also introduced several smaller standalone shows during the week.

Sunday January 6th features several acts at Le Poission Rouge with a return by festival regular guitarist Marc Ribot, who presents work from his 2018 Songs of Resistance release; pianist Samora Pinderhughes’s Transformations Suite; and Toshi Reagon’s annual Word*Rock*Sword event, dedicated to women’s lives.

Monday January 7th features several more sets at Le Poission Rouge, with The Bad Plus, Terri Lyne Carrington‘s Social Science, and Terrence Blanchard’s E-Collective taking the stage. Here, Blanchard does a follow-up to his performance at last fall’s BRIC Jazz Fest, which was one of the best shows I saw all year. Blanchard’s sweeping cinematic arrangements meld together almost seamlessly with nods to late career Miles Davis. Charles Altura’s stirring electric guitar work helps bind the collage together.

On Wednesday January 9th, you’ll have to head to Brooklyn Steel, but will be rewarded by a performance by Medeski, Martin, and Wood, who routinely sell out shows when they appear in New York nowadays and sound as good as they ever have.

On Thursday January 10th, you have a choice between Ndegeocello, who graces the stage of Nublu’s larger space at 151 Avenue C and Gary Bartz, who’s doing a 50th anniversary tribute of his Another Earth album at Le Poisson Rouge with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

Here, Sanders and Bartz get the chance to recreate some of the magic of a half-century ago. Both are still strong players and still in good form, if shaped by long careers. Sanders last graced the WJF stage two years ago in a phenomenal performance that saw Sanders call fellow saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to the stage for a stirring rendition of John Coltrane’s Olé.

Trumpeter Charles Tolliver–who celebrated a milestone of his own last year with the 50th anniversary of Paperman–also rejoins Bartz for the performance.

It promises to be an inspired performance and one not to be missed. Be sure to tune in to our show this Sunday for more Wintter Jazz coverage when Joyce Jones interviews saxophonist Marcus Strickland on Suga’ in My Bowl at 11 PM on WBAI Radio and streaming online.
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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.

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. 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 this week, but will be back next week. If you missed last week’s show with drummer Billy Hart, head over to our archives to listen to that and nearly a decade of shows. You can see him as part of the 2019 Winter Jazz Fest at Le Poisson Rouge on January 12 and he’ll be at Dizzy’s Club with The Cookers the last week of January. We have more festival details coming at the bottom of the segment, but before that we have more listings for you this week.

Pianist David Virelles wraps up a run at the  Village Vanguard with Chris Potter on December 31.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis ends a run at Time and Space Limited in Hudson NY on January 1. See our review for more details on the film.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quartet at Smoke to celebrate the release of his Iron Man album through January 2.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with a switch to late Friday night sets at Smoke on January 4 and 11.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on January 5 and 19.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at City Winery on January 7 and the Mohonk Mountain House in new Paltz NY for Jazz on the Mountain from January 12-14.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at the Zürcher Gallery for a solo performance on January 9.

Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett leads AfroHORN at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on January 12.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Zinc Bar on January 16.

The 2019 Winter Jazz Fest blows back into town from January 4-12 and the full schedule’s been announced! Shows are scheduled at various venues in downtown Manhattan with marathon nights of music on the 5, 11, and 12 and individual events and talks on other nights. Look for our usual on-air programming in our upcoming shows and right here–with our annual Cheat Sheet preview and more. The mini marathon night on January 5 will have the Zig Zag Power Trio with Melvin Gibbs and Will Calhoun at The Bitter End, bassist Richard Bona at Le Poisson Rouge, Tia Fuller at Zinc Bar, and Nels Cline at Nublu among many other acts. You can see the full schedule at the Winter Jazz Fest website.

Save the date(s): the 2019 Vision Fest will honor former Suga’ guest Andrew Cyrille and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn from June 11-16. Full lineups will be announced later and we’ll get you details and full coverage as the date nears and the weather warms up.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday January 6. We also have a schedule change and will be moving to a weekly Tuesday night schedule at 10 PM starting January 8. 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

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. 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.

This week’s guest is drummer Billy Hart. You can see him as part of the 2019 Winter Jazz Fest at Le Poisson Rouge on January 12 and he’ll be at Dizzy’s Club with The Cookers the last week of January. We have more festival details coming at the bottom of the segment, but before that we have more listings for you this week.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at Dizzy’s Club on December 24.

Pianist David Virelles is at the  Village Vanguard with Chris Potter from December 25-31.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis is showing at Time and Space Limited in Hudson NY through January 1. See our review for more details on the film.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with a switch to late Friday night sets at Smoke on December 28 and January 4.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quartet at Smoke to celebrate the release of his Iron Man album from December 27 to January 2.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church with Jay Rodriguez for a lunchtime set as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxxx series on December 28.

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre is at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on December 28 and 29.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at Sony Hall in Manhattan on December 29.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on January 5 and 19.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at City Winery on January 7 and the Mohonk Mountain House in new Paltz NY for Jazz on the Mountain from January 12-14.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at the Zürcher Gallery for a solo performance on January 9.

The 2019 Winter Jazz Fest blows back into town from January 4-12 and the full schedule’s been announced! Shows are scheduled at various venues in downtown Manhattan with marathon nights of music on the 5, 11, and 12 and individual events and talks on other nights. Look for our usual on-air programming in our upcoming shows and right here–with our annual Cheat Sheet preview and more. The mini marathon night on January 5 will have the Zig Zag Power Trio with Melvin Gibbs and Will Calhoun at The Bitter End, bassist Richard Bona at Le Poisson Rouge, Tia Fuller at Zinc Bar, and Nels Cline at Nublu among many other acts. You can see the full schedule at the Winter Jazz Fest website.

Save the date(s): the 2019 Vision Fest will honor former Suga’ guest Andrew Cyrille and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn from June 11-16. Full lineups will be announced later and we’ll get you details and full coverage as the date nears and the weather warms up.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday January 6. We also have a schedule change and will be moving to a weekly Tuesday night schedule at 10 PM starting January 8. 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

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. 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 again this week, but back next week with a new show with drummer Billy Hart! WBAI Radio’s also wrapping up it’s December mini fund drive today and we’d appreciate donations in our name. Remember, all proceeds go to keep the station on the air, not to us. Until next week, head over to our archives, where you can listen to nearly a decade of previous shows. And we have more listings for you this week.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis is showing at Time and Space Limited in Hudson NY through January 1. See our review for more details on the film.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on December 15 and 22.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Smoke with David Gibson’s quintet on December 19.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls in a late set on December 19.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at Roulette on December 20.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at Dizzy’s Club from December 21-24.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery for a tribute to the late Roy Hargrove on December 22 and at the  Village Vanguard with Chris Potter from December 25-31.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on on January 5.

Looking further into the future the full schedule’s been announced for the 2019 Winter Jazz Fest, which returns from January 4-12! Look for our usual on-air programming in our upcoming shows and right here–with our annual Cheat Sheet preview and more.

Save the date(s): the 2019 Vision Fest will honor former Suga’ guest Andrew Cyrille and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn from June 11-16. Full lineups will be announced later and we’ll get you details and full coverage as the date nears and the weather warms up.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 23. 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

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. 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 pre-empted this week for WBAI’s December mini fund drive, but if you missed our last show with drummer Leon Parker, head over to our archives, where you can listen to that and nearly a decade of previous shows. And we have more listings for you this week.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis is showing at Time and Space Limited in Hudson NY through January 1. See our review for more details on the film.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone on December 11.

Finally, Blues Vocalist Shemekia Copeland is at Iridium on December 11.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Charles Lloyd on December 14-15 and at Roulette on December 20.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on on December 15.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on December 15 and 22.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria and trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre team up for a performance of A Jazz Nativity on December 16 to lead the Multiverse Big Band in West Side Story Reimagined.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on December 16.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Smoke with David Gibson’s quintet on December 19.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls in a late set on December 19.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at Dizzy’s Club from December 21-24.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Village Vanguard with Chris Potter from December 25-31.

Looking further into the future the full schedule’s been announced for the 2019 Winter Jazz Fest, which returns from January 4-12! Look for our usual on-air programming in our upcoming shows and right here–with our annual Cheat Sheet preview and more.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 23. We’d normally be back in 2 weeks, but our next show’s pre-empted for the December Fund Drive. 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

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. 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 this week, but if you missed last week’s show with drummer Leon Parker, head over to our archives, where you can listen to that and nearly a decade of previous shows. And we have more listings for you this week.

Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders is at Birdland from December 4-8.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis will be shown at BAM on December 5. See our review for more details on the film.

Bassist Christian McBride is at Zinc Bar with Ethan Iverson’s trio on December 7.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen returns to Earth as an opening act for Parquet Courts at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom on December 8.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the at the Museum of Math for a talk on December 5 and returns on December 8 to lead the Multiverse Big Band in West Side Story Reimagined.

Bassist William Parker’s In Order to Survive ensemble is at Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center on December 8.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Newark’s Eleven Clinton Restaurant on December 8.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on December 8 and 15.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone on December 11.

Finally, Blues Vocalist Shemekia Copeland is at Iridium on December 11.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Charles Lloyd on December 14-15 and at Roulette on December 20.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on on December 15.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on December 16.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Smoke with David Gibson’s quintet on December 19.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 23. We’d normally be back in 2 weeks, but our next show’s pre-empted for the December Fund Drive. 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

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. 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.

This week’s guest is drummer Leon Parker. You can see him at the Jazz Gallery with Dan Tepfer on November 27 and in a run at the Jazz Standard with Aaron Goldberg’s trio from November 29-December 2. And we have more listings for you this week.

Saxophonist David Murray is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on November 27.

Guitarist Nels Cline and Drummer Andrew Cyrille are at The Stone in different ensembles on November 27.

Guitarist John Scofield leads a quartet at the Blue Note from November 27 to December 2.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Jazz Gallery with Gabriel Zucker on November 28.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at Williamsburg Music Hall on November 29.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on November 30 and December 1.

Pianist Marc Cary’s at Mezzrow with Ron Blake on November 29 and his Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on December 1 and 8.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on on December 1 and 15.

Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders is at Birdland from December 4-8.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis will be shown at BAM on December 5. See our review for more details on the film.

Bassist Christian McBride is at Zinc Bar with Ethan Iverson’s trio on December 7.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen returns to Earth as an opening act for Parquet Courts at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom on December 8.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the at the Museum of Math for a talk on December  5 and returns on December 8 to lead the Multiverse Big Band in West Side Story Reimagined.

Bassist William Parker’s In Order to Survive ensemble is at Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center on December 8.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Newark’s Eleven Clinton Restaurant on December 8.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone on December 11.

Finally, Blues Vocalist Shemekia Copeland is at Iridium on December 11.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 9. 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

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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 on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. 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 this week, but if you missed last week’s show with trumpeter Eddie Henderson, head on over to our archives, where you can hear that and nearly a decade of previous shows.

Drummer  Lenny White is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with George Colligan’s Trio on November 20.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on November 20.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on November 21.

Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre is at Smoke for a McCoy Tyner tribute from November 23-25.

Pianist Marc Cary’s at Mezzrow with Ron Blake on November 29 and his Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on November 24 and December 1.

Guitarist John Scofield leads a quartet at the Blue Note from November 27 to December 2.

Finally, Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Jazz Gallery with Gabriel Zucker on November 28.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on on December 1 and 15.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on November 30 and December 1.

Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders is at Birdland from December 4-8.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis will be shown at BAM on December 5. See our review for more details on the film.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday November 25. 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

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