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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 the air this week, but stop by our archives to get your fix from nearly 7 years of archived shows until next week. Look for us at this year’s Vision Festival, which we’ll be reporting from and previewed last week with drummer Andrew Cyrille, guitarist Marc Ribot, vocalist Lisa Sokolof, pianist Geri Allen, and festival organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
 
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The big event is the Vision Festival and WBAI’s a media sponsor. It starts on the 5th with films celebrating the Sun Ra Arkestra at Anthology Film Archives and moves to Judson Memorial Church from the 7-12 with nightly performances highlighting the career of bassist Henry Grimes. Former guests include poet Quincy Troupe, saxophonist Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Michele Rosewoman, drummer Hamid Drake, and bassist William Parker. The schedule is at Vision’s site.
 
AZA, the exhibit of drummer Will Calhoun’s visual art collaboration is on display at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx until July 21st. See our review of the show for more details. Calhoun is also at City Winery for an acoustic show with Living Colour on June 8.
 
Saxophonist David Murray is at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on the 7th.
 
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Jazz Standard from the 7-12.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at BB King’s on the 8th.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room from June 8-9.
 
Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre is at Smoke with the “Bones of Art” ensemble from the 8-9.
 
Saxophonist René McLean is at Smoke, joined by fellow saxophonist Gary Bartz for a Jackie McLean tribute from June 10-12.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on June 11th.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers joins Talib Kweli at The Blue Note on June 13th.
 
Vocalist Rene Marie is at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on the 14th for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s annual benefit concert.
 
Bassist Christian McBride is at The Blue Note from June 14-19th.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer is at the Jazz Standard from June 15-19th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at Smoke on the 15th.
 
Pianist /Vocalist Andy Bey is at Mezzrow from the 17-18th.
 
Poet Sonia Sanchez’s and saxophonist Gary Bartz are at The Blue Note for an afternoon show on June 18th.
 
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for a free Summerstage performance on the 18th as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
 
Finally, the Blue Note Jazz festival runs throughout the month and has many more shows in addition to the ones highlighted here.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on June 12. 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.

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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.
 
Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week: we’re back on January 10th with our final preview of the 2016 Winter Jazz Fest with guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer! If you missed our last shows with promoter and WJF director Brice Rosenbloom or guitarist Julian Lage, then head on over to our our audio archives for that and much more. Now let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
 
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Arts for Art (producers of the annual Vision Fest) are sponsoring a nearly monthlong “Justice is Compassion” festival at Clemente Soto Velez Center from January 4-24 with dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker, bassist William Parker and many more.
 
Looking a little further ahead, the annual Winter Jazz Fest blows into town from January 13-17 with so many past, present (and future) Suga’ guests that it needs its own coverage, which we’ll get to this week. But for now, you can head on over to their site and check out the complete rundown for yourself. If that’s too overwhelming, don’t worry, we’ll have you covered with a cheat sheet like we did last year.
 
Bassist William Parker is at The Stone with Paal Nilssen on January 9.
 
Also at The Stone is pianist Vijay Iyer, who’s there on the 13th with Matana Roberts.
 
Guitarist Julian Lage is at Cornelia Street Café on the 13th and at the Winter Jazz Fest’s closing event on the 17th.
 
Saxophonist Tia Fuller leads a quartet at Smoke from January 13-14.
 
Also at Smoke is saxophonist Billy Harper, who leads a quintet from the 15-17.
 
Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs leads a trio at BAM Café from January 13-15.
 
Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Birdland performing songs from his Passion World release from January 13-16.
 
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the new Cassandra’s Jazz Club and Gallery in Harlem from January 13-16 and 22-23rd.
 
Vocalists Lizz Wright and Dee Dee Bridgewater are at BB King’s on January 15.
 
The Harlem Jazz Parlor Festival hosts trombonist Craig Harris on January 16 and low brass specialist Joe Daley on the 18.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on January 10th. 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’re back on November 29th. If you missed our last show with trumpeter Hugh Masekela, then head on over to our our audio archives for that and much more. Scroll down the page to read our review of Masekela and pianist Larry Willis at Jazz Standard. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
 
Percussionist Adam Rudolph leads “GO”: the guitar orchestra in a CD release party at Roulette in Brooklyn on the 23rd.
 
Trombonist Dick Griffin is at The Stone on the 24th.
 
Bassist Larry Ridley is at The Stone on November 27th.
 
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at BB King’s with Larry Coryell for a Jimi Hendrix birthday tribute on the 27th.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on the 18th and is with Steve Davis’s sextet at Smoke from the 27-29th.
 
Saxophonist René McLean is at The Cell Theatre on the 28th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Will Calhoun and vocalist Nona Hendryx will be at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on the 29th in Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.
 
Poet jessica Care moore is at the Blue Note with pianist Marc Cary on November 30.
 
Pianist Randy Weston is at New School University’s Tishman Auditorium with Senegalese master drummers for a tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose on November 30.
 
Bassist Christian McBride leads two different trios at the Village Vanguard from December 1-6 and 8-13.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 8.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on November 29. 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.

This week’s guest is vocalist Lizz Wright! You can catch her Freedom and Surrender album release show at Highline Ballroom on September 10. And we have lots more music for you this week, so let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Jersey City’s Newport Tower for a free outdoor show at 12 noon on September 9.

Pianist Randy Weston is at New School’s Tishman Auditorium for a performance and talk on September 10. It’s the kickoff event for his yearlong residency, so look for several more events over the course of the year.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on September 10 and 17 at The Gin Fizz.

Vocalist Lizz Wright is at Highline Ballroom on September 10.

Vocalist René Marie is at the Jazz Standard from September 10-13.

Saxophonist Billy Harper is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with The Cookers from September 10-13.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph is at the Jazz Gallery on September 11-12.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson is at the Blue Note from September 15-16.

Drummer Billy Cobham is at BB King’s on September 16.

Legendary bassist Reggie Workman is at Symphony Space on September 18.

Vocalist Carmen Lundy is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from September 18-20.

Bassist Bob Cranshaw is at Small’s with Joe Farnsworth’s quartet on September 19.

Pianist Harold Mabern co-leads a quartet with Eric Alexander at OSPAC in West Orange NJ on September 19.

Vocalist Nona Hendryx is at Le Poisson Rouge with Word/Rock/Sword on September 19.

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on September 19.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on September 20th. 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 is off the air this week: we’re back on September 6 with vocalist Lizz Wright! Until then, our our audio archives have you covered for your Suga’ fix. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs, including a few free outdoor shows in the waning days of summer.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on September 3 at The Gin Fizz.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts sits in with the Fort Apache Band at the Blue Note from September 1-6.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Newark NJ’s Gateway Center (across the street from Newark Penn Station) for a free lunchtime outdoor performance on September 2nd.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Le Poisson Rouge on September 2nd.

Pianist Harold Mabern joins Peppe Merola’s Quintet at Smoke on September 3rd.

Vocalist Thana Alexa is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on September 3rd.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at the Westport CT Blues Festival on September 6.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Jersey City’s Newport Tower for a free outdoor show at 12 noon on September 9.

Vocalist Lizz Wright is at Highline Ballroom on September 10.

Vocalist René Marie is at the Jazz Standard from September 10-13.

Saxophonist Billy Harper is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with The Cookers from September 10-13.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph is at the Jazz Gallery on September 11-12.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson is at the Blue Note from September 15-16.

Drummer Billy Cobham is at BB King’s on September 16.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Labor Day Weekend: September 6th. 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_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.

With the end of WBAI’s spring fund drive, we’re back to regular programming! This week’s guest is Charles Gayle, who you can catch at Arts for Art’s Vision Fest. Gayle is featured on June 11th and the fest runs until the 15th at Brooklyn’s Roulette. And we’ve got plenty of other listings for you this week as well.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines a fundraiser for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on June 9th.

Pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur appears at BB Kings on June 10th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet featuring Hammond Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Blue Note on June 10th and 11th.

Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones leads a band at Smoke on June 11th.

Pianist Harold Mabern will also be at Smoke with Saxophonist Eric Alexander’s Quartet on June 13th and 14th.

On the 14th, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin appears at the Blue Note in a late night set.

On the 16th, vocalist and pianist Andy Bey does a solo performance at the Blue Note.

Looking ahead, drummer Teri Lyne Carrington and pianist Geri Allen will be at the Village Vanguard from June 17-22.

Many of these events are part of the monthlong Blue Note Jazz Festival. Of course, the big news this week is the Vision Fest we mentioned at the top of the post. We’ll have special coverage on that in a separate post, so stay tuned.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI on Father’s Day, June 15th, and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and 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.

Suga’ in My Bowl has a fundraising special this week featuring a panel on Black workers as we wrap up WBAI’s spring fund drive. If you missed our Amiri Baraka premium, you can still pick one up with a pledge to WBAI.

Drummer Will Calhoun is at City Winery with Living Colour on June 2nd.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs leads his Trio Plus ensemble at BB King’s on June 3rd.

Bassist Reggie Workman’s Group including saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will perform at the New School on June 6th.

Bassist Christian McBride will team up with André Previn for duets at the Blue Note from June 6-8.

Blueswoman Alexis P. Suter will be at the Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival on Long Beach Long Island on June 7th.

Pianist Harold Mabern will also be at the Blue Note with Saxophonist Eric Alexander for early afternoon jazz brunch shows on June 8th.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines a fundraiser for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on June 9th.

Pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur appears at BB Kings on June 10th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet featuring Hammond Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Blue Note on June 10th and 11th.

Many of these events are part of the monthlong Blue Note Jazz Festival. Looking ahead, Vision Fest returns from June 11th-15th with a tribute to Charles Gayle at Brooklyn’s Roulette. We’ll have special coverage on that in a separate post, but for now it’s worth checking out the schedule.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI June 8th and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and 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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week for the last Sunday of the month. We’ll be back with a new show on June 1st to wrap up WBAI’s spring fund drive. If you missed our Amiri Baraka premium, you can still pick one up with a pledge to WBAI. Until then, we’ll point you to our audio archives for your Sunday night fix. But the music goes on, so we’ve got listings.

Pianist Randy Weston leads his African Rhythms Quartet with bassist Alex Blake at the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn on May 31st.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Village Vanguard from May 27th-June 1st.

Trombonist Steve Turre is at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on May 30 – 31.

Tubist Howard Johnson will perform at the Eric Dolphy Jazz Fest in Montclair, NJ on May 30th.

Those up for a longer roadtrip might want to check out vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and saxophonist Tia Fuller at Cape May NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Fest, also on May 30th.

Drummer Will Calhoun is at City Winery with Living Colour on June 2nd.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs leads his Trio Plus ensemble at BB King’s on June 3rd.

Looking further ahead, the big news on the horizon is the start of the Blue Note Jazz Festival which we mentioned last week, and spans the entire month of June at several venues. We’ll have a fuller post on that alone and weekly updates, but there are a few early shows for Suga’ fans to keep an eye on:

Bassist Christian McBride will team up with André Previn for duets at the Blue Note from June 6-8.

Pianist Harold Mabern will also be at the Blue Note with Saxophonist Eric Alexander for early afternoon jazz brunch shows on June 8th.

We’re eagerly looking forward to Arts for Art’s Vision Fest at Brooklyn’s Roulette and will have more coverage as the date draws closer.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI June 1st and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and 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.

TThe show is off the air this week for our end-of-the-month break, but there’s still some live music, so let’s dig in.

Looking further ahead, blues singer Alexis P. Suter opens for Johnny Winter at B.B. King’s Blues Club on April 29th.

Saxpohonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the re-opened Minton’s on the 30th. Details are at Mintons’ website.

Organist John Medeski will be at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY with The Word on Mayday: May 1st. The Capitol Theatre’s a short walk from Port Chester’s Metro-North station.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears at Smoke Jazz club on May 2nd and 3rd with Jimmy Greene.

cbjc-logo2It’s your last chance to catch events at the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s annual spring festival (link opens a PDF), which wraps up at the end of the month. It’s all part of Jazz Appreciation Month, culminating in the UN’s International Jazz Day (yes, there is such a thing) on the 30th. Details at the hyperlink if you’re interested and want to help preserve the tradition and help create awareness of the music.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI next Sunday (May 4th) and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here with a fresh set of listings.

A reminder that WBAI radio is still in serious financial trouble. Help keep Suga’ (and all your other favorite shows) on the air by pledging whatever you can or consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge.

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.

Papoleto_sugaPhoto: Jesus Papoleto Meléndez by Leslie Jean-Bart. Used with permission.

You can catch this week’s guest, poet Jesus Papoleto Meléndez at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café on Wednesday the 23rd. He’ll be one of many poets and musicians appearing at a celebration for poet Steve Cannon.

Vocalist Catherine Russell performs George Gershwin’s music at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room on the 23rd and 24th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears at Western Connecticut State University on the 25th and 26th, leading a quartet and the Village Vanguard Big Band.

Several Suga’ guests will be appearing at the Guggenheim Museum as part of artist Carrie Mae Weems’ event series from the 25th to the 27th, including poet and singer Carl Hancock Rux, trombonist Craig Harris, and Dick Griffin.

Looking further ahead, blues singer Alexis P. Suter opens for Johnny Winter at B.B. King’s Blues Club on April 29th.

Saxpohonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the re-opened Minton’s on the 30th. Details are at Mintons’ website.

Looking much further ahead, organist John Medeski will be at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY with The Word on Mayday: May 1st. The Capitol Theatre’s a short walk from Port Chester’s Metro-North station.

cbjc-logo2Remember that the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s annual spring festival (link opens a PDF) is going on for the rest of April. It’s all part of Jazz Appreciation Month, culminating in the UN’s International Jazz Day (yes, there is such a thing) on the 30th. Details at the hyperlink if you’re interested and want to help preserve the tradition and help create awareness of the music.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be off the WBAI airwaves next week for the last Sunday of the month, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here with a fresh set of listings.

A reminder that WBAI radio is still in serious financial trouble. Help keep Suga’ (and all your other favorite shows) on the air by pledging whatever you can or consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge.

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.