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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 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 Eric Friedler, director of It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story, head on over to our archives, where you can hear that and nearly a decade of previous shows. Be sure to get tickets for the film’s New York premiere on Saturday November 10 as part of the DOC NYC Festival. We’ve also got a preview of Jazz films at the festival on our blog.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Fall Fund Drive is in full swing. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy. and gets you a few perks–including a members’ discount card useful for several places around NYC–in addition to giving the station a predictable, stable source of support. As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Poets Abiodun Oyewole and Felipe Luciano are at the Apollo Theater on November 5 for a conversation about the origins and impact of The Last Poets.

Drummer Will Calhoun is at Brooklyn Bowl with Living Colour on November 6 and at Iridium with David Sancious on November 11.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the Gateway Office Complex in downtown Newark NJ for a free lunchtime performance on November 7 as part of WBGO Radio’s concert series and at the Apollo Theater for a live taping of NPR’s Code Switch on November 16.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves is at Newark’s NJPAC on November 8.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez presents “Birdman Live” at Newark’s NJPAC on November 8.

Bassist Christian McBride leads a big band for an evening of Latin Jazz at Newark’s NJPAC on November 9 and heads to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on November 20.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen returns to Earth at Nublu on November 10.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on November 10 and 17.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington presents Money Jungle at Newark’s NJPAC on November 11.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Club Bonafide on November 11 and at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on November 17.

Guitarist Marc Ribot has a residency at The Stone from November 13-17.

Vocalists Catherine Russell and Kurt Elling are at NJPAC with the Count Basie Orchestra on November 15.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on November 17.

Bassist William Parker, multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore, and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker are at the Clemente Soto Velez Center on November 18 for a free afternoon set as part of Arts for Arts’ Sunday afternoon series.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Newark’s NJPAC with Eric Alexander’s quartet on November 18 and leads a trio at Smalls on November 21.

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

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday November 11. 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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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 Eric Friedler, director of It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story. You can see him at the film’s New York premiere on Saturday November 10 as part of the DOC NYC Festival. Advance tickets are available through the DOC NYC website and recommended. We’ve also got a preview of Jazz films at the festival on our blog.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Fall Fund Drive is in full swing. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy. and gets you a few perks–including a members’ discount card useful for several places around NYC–in addition to giving the station a predictable, stable source of support. As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan on October 29 and 30.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Birdland from October 30-November 2 with his Golden Striker Trio.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on November 1. He’ll also be leading a big band for an evening of Latin Jazz at Newark’s NJPAC on November 9.

Pianist Diane Schuur is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on November 2 and 3.

Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah leads the DIASPORA ensemble at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on November 3.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on November 3 and 10.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on November 3 and 17.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at the Clemente Soto Velez Center on November 4 for a free afternoon performance as part of Arts for Arts’ Sunday afternoon series.

Poets Abiodun Oyewole and Felipe Luciano are at the Apollo Theater on November 5 for a conversation about the origins and impact of The Last Poets.

Drummer Will Calhoun is at Brooklyn Bowl with Living Colour on November 6 and at Iridium with David Sancious on November 11 and 12.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the Gateway Office Complex in downtown Newark NJ for a free lunchtime performance on November 7 as part of WBGO Radio’s concert series.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves is at Newark’s NJPAC on November 8.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez presents “Birdman Live” at Newark’s NJPAC on November 8.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen returns to Earth at Nublu on November 10.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington presents Money Jungle at Newark’s NJPAC on November 11.

Guitarist Marc Ribot has a residency at The Stone from November 13-17.

Vocalists Catherine Russell and Kurt Elling are at NJPAC with the Count Basie Orchestra on November 15.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Newark’s NJPAC with Eric Alexander’s quartet on November 18 and leads a trio at Smalls on November 21.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday November 11. 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 and The City College of New York. 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 the air this week, but will be back with a new show next Sunday. Until then, if you missed last week’s show with trumpeter Terence Blanchard, hop on over to our archives where you can hear that and nearly a decade of previous shows.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Fall Fund Drive is in full swing. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy. and gets you a few perks–including a members’ discount card useful for several places around NYC–in addition to giving the station a predictable, stable source of support. As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Pianist Billy Childs is at the Schomburg Library on October 22.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at the Village Vanguard from October 23-28.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Birdland from October 23-27 with a quartet; and October 30-November 2 with his Golden Striker Trio.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on October 24.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan on October 24, 27, 29, and 30.

Drummer JT Lewis is at the Jazz Gallery on October 26 with Brandon Ross.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Greenwich Music House on October 25, and at The Stone on October 26.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Annandale-on-Hudson NY on October 26.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on October 27 and November 3.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on November 1. He’ll also be leading a big band for an evening of Latin Jazz at Newark’s NJPAC on November 9.

Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah leads the DIASPORA ensemble at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on November 3.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on November 3 and 17.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at the Clemente Soto Velez Center on November 4 for a free afternoon performance as part of Arts for Arts’ Sunday afternoon series.

Poets Abiodun Oyewole and Felipe Luciano are at the Apollo Theater on November 5 for a conversation about the origins and impact of The Last Poets.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday October 28. 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 and The City College of New York. 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 bassist Linda May Han Oh, head over to our archives. For an extended preview of Oh, we’re streaming her just released Walk Against Wind as our next Listen. Hear. entry. You can stream the entire CD for a limited time as well as our previous entry with saxophonist Clare Daly’s 2648 West Grand Boulevard.

Now let’s get to this week’s listings.

Director John Scheinfeld’s John Coltrane documentary film Chasing ‘Trane is showing at the IFC Center in Manhattan through Thursday April 27. See our review of the film for a preview.

Also playing in New York City is Kaspar Collin’s Lee Morgan documentary I Called Him Morgan, which has been held over at the theaters at Lincoln Center. You can see our review of that, too.

Trombonist Craig Harris and Saxophonist David Murray are at the Jack Tilton Gallery in Manhattan on April 24 from 5:30-8 PM for a book release party for Butch Morris’s The Art of Conduction.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at WNYC Radio’s Greene Space for an Ella Fitzgerald tribute on April 24.

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela will be at the Town Hall on April 27th with the Jazz Epistles.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs is at Aaron Davis Hall on the City College of New York’s Harlem campus on April 28th.

Saxophonist Ahmed Abdullah leads his Diaspora ensemble in a jazz opera titled Sun Ra Returns at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on April 29th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at the Brooklyn Folk Festival with The Last Poets at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn on April 30th.

Saxophonist David Murray leads the Class Struggle ensemble at the Village Vanguard from May 2-7 with trombonist Craig Harris.

Finally, we announced this year’s Vision Fest a few weeks ago, but the full schedule is now up! Head on over to their site for the full schedule. We’ll return with our standard cheat sheet festival preview as the dates get closer.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday April 30. 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York. 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 show is a memorial for the late pianist Connie Crothers, who passed away on August 13. We’re awaiting details for a memorial service, but will definitely announce it here when we hear something. But the music rolls on and artists keep creating, so we have listings for you.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on the 24th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at Grant’s Tomb for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 24th.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is on the Smooth Jazz Cruise on the 24th.
 
Pianist Marc Cary hosts The Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on the 25th.
 
Finally, Guitarist Julian Lage is at The Stone with fellow guitarist Nels Cline on the 25th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at the Louis Armstrong House and Museum in Queens for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 25th at the Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 3.
 
Poet and vocalist Abiodun Oyewole is at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café at the Acoustic Vibes show on the 26th.
 
Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms ensemble with bassist Alex Blake at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 27th.
 
Drummer Will Calhoun is with Living Colour at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn on the 28th.
 
Drummer Antonio Sanchez leads his Migration group with vocalist Thana Alexa at The Jazz Standard from September 1-4.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on September 4. 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week: We’ll be back on June 28 with a preview of this year’s Vision Festival. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives which includes our last show with drummer/percussionist Antonio Sanchez. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.


355px-Ornette-Coleman-2008-Heidelberg-schindelbeckPhoto: Ornette Coleman, Heidelberg Germany 2008.| Credit: Frank Schindelbeck. Via WikiCommons. Creative Commons licensed.

The big jazz news last week was the passing of saxophone great Ornette Coleman. There’s a memorial service for him on June 27 at Riverside Church. Details are in our previous post, along with a memorial for percussionist Jerome Cooper, whose memorial event is on June 30 at Roulette.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads his Organ Quartet at the Blue Note on June 22 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Fest.

Pianist Harold Mabern sits in with saxophonist George Coleman at Smoke from June 19-21 and leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from June 23-28.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph is at The Stone on June 24 with guitarist James Blood Ulmer.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Minton’s on June 26-27 and at the Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 28.

Bassist Alex Blake, drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and vocalist Thana Alexa all are at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s campus) for the Made in New York Jazz Gala on June 27th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at The Stone with The Last Poets on June 27th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and bassist Christian McBride will be in Saratoga Springs NY on June 27th for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 30-July 4.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the Newark Museum on July 2 for a free outdoor lunchtime concert as part of their Jazz in the Garden series.

Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun will be in an outdoor concert at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on July 4, as Living Colour headlines the International African Arts Festival. There’s a small donation for entrance to the festival.

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We’ll have more details next time and a preview in a separate post, but the next big thing on the horizon is the 20th Vision Festival, which kicks off a week of avant garde jazz, visual art, poetry, talks, and films on July 5.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves June 28. We’ll also 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

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.

Suga’ in My Bowl returns to the air this week to bring you an interview with Grammy Award-winning drummer Antonio Sanchez! You can hear him and the Migration band at a release party for their Meridian Suite CD at Subculture on June 19th, which also features vocalist Thana Alexa. As always, we have more music for you this week.

Saxophonist David Murray leads a trio at the Blue Note with pianist Geri Allen and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington on June 15-17 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Fest.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at the Blue Note on June 16 for the Jazz Journalists’ Association’s annual awards celebration, which honors pianist Randy Weston, trombonist Steve Turre, and bassist Christian McBride, among others. The event is open to the public.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Kitano with Lynette Washington and Dennis Ball’s Jazz New York on June 19.

Pianist Randy Weston and bassist Alex Blake will at Minton’s on June 20-21.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads his Organ Quartet at the Blue Note on June 22 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Fest.

Pianist Harold Mabern sits in with saxophonist George Coleman at Smoke from June 19-21 and leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from June 23-28.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph is at The Stone on June 24 with guitarist James Blood Ulmer.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Minton’s on June 26-27 and at the Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 28.

Bassist Alex Blake, drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and vocalist Thana Alexa all are at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s campus) for the Made in New York Jazz Gala on June 27th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at The Stone with The Last Poets on June 27th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and bassist Christian McBride will be in Saratoga Springs NY on June 27th for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 30-July 4.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves June 28. We’ll also 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

Suga in My Bowl radio presents a new weekly feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

Program note: Suga’ in My Bowl has changed to a biweekly schedule on WBAI Radio and now alternates Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11 PM -1 AM time period. You’ll get the same great show; just every other week! So mark your calendars or just keep up with us via our Facebook page, the blog here, or our main website and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week. Join us on air next Sunday. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane’s group from February 2nd through 8th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins Eddie Henderson’s quintet at Smoke from February 6-8th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins Eddie Henderson’s quintet at Smoke from February 6-8th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole will be at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on February 7th for “Afro Horn”, a tribute to Henry Dumas.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at Minton’s on February 12th.

Organist John Medeski is at the Village Vanguard on February 12th.

Vocalist Diane Schuur will be at Iridium on February 13th – 15th.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves will be at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on February 13th and 14th.

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Pianist Marc Cary‘s residency at the Cell Theatre continues with late sets on February 14th and 21st.

Harpist Brandee Younger is also at the Cell Theatre with a quartet for the late set on February 14th.

That’s all for now. With our biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI airwaves February 8th. We’ll also 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

Suga in My Bowl radio presents a new weekly feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

Program note: Suga’ in My Bowl has changed to a biweekly schedule on WBAI Radio and now alternates Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11 PM -1 AM time period. You’ll get the same great show; just every other week! So mark your calendars or just keep up with us via our Facebook page, the blog here, or our main website and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

This week’s guest on Suga’ in My Bowl is saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. You can catch him at the Jazz Standard from February 3-8. We’ll also have a ticket giveaway during the show! Tune in for a chance to win. If you missed it, be sure to scroll down the page for our coverage of the Winter Jazz Fest and the Charlie Haden Memorial. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Pianist Vijay Iyer wraps up his residency at The Stone on 25th with various guests sitting in each night. Legendary bassist Reggie Workman joins for the finale.

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The Arts for Art organization’s (promoters of the annual Vision Fest) artist response to the Black Lives Matter movement continues through the 30th at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side. Dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker and trombonist Dick Griffin (who will be showing his visual art) will be among the many artists and performers there.

Pianist Marc Cary‘s 5-week residency at the Cell Theatre continues on January 31st, running on Saturday evenings through February.

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Harpist Brandee Younger leads a quartet and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at the Met Museum of Art’s “Jazz and Colors” event on January 30th. If you miss that show, you can catch Younger at a free show at the Queens Public Library’s Central Branch on February 1st.

Looking ahead, you have a rare opportunity to catch multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle on saxophone, bass, and piano with guitarist Marc Ribot at The Stone on January 28th.

Also on the 28th, keyboardist John Medeski is at the Village Vanguard.

Looking further ahead, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders will be at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from January 29th to February 1st.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake will be at Roulette in Brooklyn on January 30th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen has a free show at the Sugarcube pop-up performance space at South St. Seaport on January 31st. Admission is free but you can reserve a spot at their website.

Finally, looking even further ahead, Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter will be at Treme in Islip, LI on January 31st.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane’s group from February 3rd through 8th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins Eddie Henderson’s quintet at Smoke from February 6-8th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole will be at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on February 7th for “Afro Horn”, a tribute to Henry Dumas.

That’s all for now. With our biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI February 8th. 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

bandstand_picSuga in My Bowl radio presents a new feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

branches-of-the-tree-of-life_smThis week’s Suga in My Bowl guest is poet and vocalist Abiodun Oyewole. He’ll be having a book party later this fall for Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013, which has just been released by 2Leaf Press. Ask for it at your bookseller of choice. We’ll pass event info on when we get a firm date. Meanwhile, we have other listings for you if you want to catch music this week.

Also at the Blue Note from September 9th to 14th is an all star line-up of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, pianist Geri Allen, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, who are gathering for a live album recording session with Odean Pope!

Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at Birdland from September 9th to 13th.

Legendary drummer Roy Haynes brings his Fountain of Youth band to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from September 11th to 14th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under saxophonist Marshall Allen’s direction flies in from Saturn to land at Roulette in Brooklyn on September 12th.

Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Jazz Standard with a trio from September 12th to 14th.

Look for Roy Ayers at the Spirit and Harmony Festival

Roy Ayers| Shawn Anderson/Flickr. Creative Commons.

Roy Ayers| Shawn Anderson/Flickr. Creative Commons.

Vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers will be at the First Annual Spirit and Harmony Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on September 13th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI September 7th and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

Special program note: Last call for our summer fund drive premium with Howard University professor Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr‘s fantastic biography of the legendary Pan African scholar Dr. John Henrik Clarke! You can support WBAI (and our show) by pledging for a copy of the Dr. Clarke special on CD or donating as little as $5 at the secure online donation site.

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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

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