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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 every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. 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 on hiatus this week (and next) for WBAI’s Spring Fund Drive: see you in June! Meanwhile, last week’s show featured the return of one of WBAI’s most popular specials: “The Journey: From Africa to the New World Through Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Beyond.” Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria narrates and provides music from his vast collection for this feature that was produced and engineered by Joyce Jones. You can also keep occupied by browsing through our online archives that have a solid decade of shows!

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Spring 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. You can also pledge for your own copy of The Journey as a thank you gift for supporting the station! As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Poet Ngoma Hill is at Harlem’s Sister’s Uptown Bookstore for the Fat Tuesdays music and poetry showcase on May 21 (and the third Tuesday of every month).

Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith is at Birdland from May 21-25.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at Nublu’s 151 space on May 23.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Smoke for a Miles Davis tribute on May 23.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Soulsquad are at Ginny’s Supper Club on May 23-24.

Bassist/vocalist Richard Bona and Mandekan Cubano are at Club Bonafide on May 24.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at St. Albans Presbyterian Church in Queens for Jazz Vespers with Darrell Green’s trio on May 25.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on May 25 and June 2.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Jazz Standard with Fred Hirsch on May 29. Vocalist Kurt Elling sits in on May 30 and drummer Billy Hart is there on May 31 and June 1.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours jam session on May 29.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at the Blue Note from May 30-June 2.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves in June, after the fund drive in our regular Tuesday time 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

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. 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 taking a break this week for WBAI’s Spring Fund Drive, but we’ll be back next week on May 14 in our regular time slot. Until then, we have listings for you this week.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Spring 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.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard from May 7-12.

Drummer Billy Hart is at Smoke with the Dayna Stephens Quartet from May 9-11.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on May 11.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on May 11 and 18.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls in a late set on May 15.

Saxophonist Tia Fuller is at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on May 16.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at Littlefield in Brooklyn on May 17 and at Nublu’s 151 space on May 23.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Art Yard in Frenchtown NJ on May 18.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday night 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

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. 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 officially on hiatus for the rest of the fund drive, but hop on over to our archives for last week’s show with vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman and a decade of previous shows. See you in March. And we have more listings for you this week.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Winter 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 Harold Mabern leads a trio in the late set at Smalls on February 20.

Melissa Haizlip’s documentary film Mr. SOUL: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV is screening for free at the Apollo Theater on February 21.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at The Cutting Room on February 22 and at Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church for Jazz Vespers on March 2.

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at the Apollo Theater on February 23.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on February 23.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on February 23 and March 2.

Saxophonist Claire Daly is at the Brooklyn Commons on February 26 as part of Ras Moshe’s Music Now! series.

Organist Joey DeFrancesco leads a trio with drummer Billy Hart at the Jazz Standard on February 27 to celebrate the release of “In the Key of the Universe.”

Vocalists Kurt Elling and Dee Dee Bridgewater are at Jazz at Lincoln Center for “The Big Blind” on March 1-2.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on March 2 and 30.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves in March after the Winter Fund Drive in our new weekly 10 PM Tuesday 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

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. 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 features a brand new interview with vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman! Be sure to tune in Tuesday night. And we have more listings for you this week.

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 leads a septet at Birdland from February 12-16 in an album release event for Alone Together.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art take their free jazz series on the road to HOLO in Ridgewood Queens on February 14.

Vocalist Nana Camille Yarbrough is at the Schomburg on February 14.

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

Drummer T.S. Monk leads a sextet at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on February 15-16.

Bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Lenny White are at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on February 16.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on February 16 and 23.

Trumpeter Eddie Henderson is at Zinc Bar with David Hazeltine’s quartet for a late afternoon set on February 17 as part of the VTY Jazz series.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio in the late set at Smalls on February 20.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on February 23.

Saxophonist Claire Daly is at the Brooklyn Commons on February 26 as part of Ras Moshe’s Music Now! series.

Organist Joey DeFrancesco leads a trio with drummer Billy Hart at the Jazz Standard on February 27 to celebrate the release of “In the Key of the Universe.”

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday February 19 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

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. 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 focuses on the late pianist Randy Weston and has an interview we conducted with him in 2010. Be sure to tune in Tuesday night. And we have more listings for you this week.

Saxophonist René McLean and percussionist Baba Neil Clarke are at Zinc Bar for a late afternoon set on January 27 as part of the VTY Jazz series.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Smoke for a Cannonball Adderley tribute with Antonio Hart’s quintet through January 28.

Bassist Ron Carter has a residency at the Blue Note from January 28-30 and on February 4,9, and 10.

Drummer Leon Parker is at Mezzrow on January 31.

Drummer Billy Hart leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from January 29- February 3.

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is at the Blue Note from January 31- February 3.

Vocalist René Marie is at Dizzy’s Club with Ulysses Owens Jr’s Songs of Freedom on January 31- February 3.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art take their free jazz series on the road to HOLO in Ridgewood Queens on January 31 and February 7 and 14.

Percussionist Baba Neil Clarke is at The City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem for the Malcolm X Suite on February 1.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on February 2.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church for Jazz Vespers on February 2.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on February 2 and 9.

Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with drummer Billy Martin on February 5.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke for a drum battle between Kenny Washington and Joe Farnsworth on February 8-9.

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey is at Ginny’s Supper Club on February 9.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone with drummer Billy Martin on February 9.

Bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Lenny White are at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on February 16.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday January 29 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

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

Suga in My Bowl radio presents a new feature, The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. Here are the listings from tonight’s show on WBAI Radio that featured an interview with master drummer and teacher Michael Carvin.

There are no upcoming shows for tonight’s guest, Michael Carvin, but keep an eye on his website for shows in the late fall and a CD release scheduled for early 2014.

No Suga’ guests upcoming at Jazzmobile, but you should check out the full schedule of free concerts that runs through the end of the month.

We have a few shows coming up this week as summer winds down.

The Billy Hart Quartet will be at NYC’s Birdland from August 20-24.

Drummer Kim Thompson will be leading a group at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday August 24th as part of the annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Saturday’s set runs from 3-7 PM and also has performances by Kenny Garrett, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and Jaleel Shaw. The festival runs from the Friday to Sunday, the 23rd to 25th at Garvey and Tompkins Square Parks and has a performance by Jimmy Heath. All for free! Head on over to the City Parks Foundation’s website for the full line-up and details.

Kim Thompson will also be part of a discussion of the film The Girls in the Band about female jazz and big band instrumentalists at the New School’s Jazz and Performance space on August 22nd from 6:30-8:30 as part of the Parker Jazz Festival. Details at the City Parks Foundation’s website.

Suga’ guest and host of our special “The Journey”, Bobby Sanabria, will be appearing with Quarteto Ache at Newport Tower in Jersey City, NJ for a lunchtime concert from 12-2 PM on August 21. He’ll also be appearing with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Big Band for a free concert as part of the Summerstage series on August 29 at 7 PM.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will appear one night only at the Blue Note on Monday August 26th.

Roy Ayers finishes the rest of the week at the Blue Note, from August 27 to 31st.

Bassist Charnett Moffett will lead his “Spirit of Sound” ensemble one night only at the Jazz Standard with 7:30 and 9:30 shows on Tuesday August 27th with (fellow Will Calhoun collaborator) pianist Marc Cary.

Looking further ahead, last show’s guest drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts will appear at the Vanguard with his Quartet from September 3rd through the 8th.

Looking much further ahead, organist (and Dr. Lonnie Smith student) Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage on September 28th.

That’s all for now. Remember to tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, September 8th on WBAI radio, where we’ll have another edition of the Bandstand.

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. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. You can also pick up Suga’ premiums you might have missed, like our Abbey Lincoln special or the Journey with Bobby Sanabria.

Hank Williams is a assistant 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.

Suga in My Bowl presents a new feature, The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. Here are the listings from tonight’s show on WBAI Radio that featured an interview with Hammond B3 organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Tonight’s guest, Dr. Lonnie Smith, has a CD release party with his “In the Beginning” Octet at the Jazz Standard from August 15th to 18th with sets at 7:30 and 9:30 PM and an additional 11:30 set on Saturday the 17th. He’s appearing on the 10th and 11th in San Jose, California if there are any Suga’ listeners in that area. See Dr. Lonnie’s site for details on those shows.

There are a few important shows coming up this week.

Bassist Reggie Workman and pianist Vijay Iyer will be appearing along with Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille as part of Trio 3. They’ll be at Birdland from the 6th through the 10th.

The Jazzmobile series hosts Drummer Will Calhoun with a free concert on Wednesday August 7th , 7 PM at Grant’s Tomb in Manhattan: West 120th St and Riverside Dr.

Also with Jazzmobile is The Bobby Sanabria Big Band. They’ll be at 106th St and Central Park West at 4:30 PM on Saturday, August 10th. See the Jazzmobile site for more info and a full schedule that runs through the end of the month.

Also on Saturday, August 10th, organist Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage, 99 Seventh Ave. South, NYC. 10:45PM-2:45AM & September 28th. Avi Rothbard – guitar, Fukushi Tainaka -drums, Akiko – organ.

Going further back into the archives, saxophonist Lou Donaldson will be leading a Quartet at the Village Vanguard from August 13-18 with 8:30 and 10:30 sets.

Looking further ahead, last show’s guest Jeff “Tain” Watts will appear at the Vanguard with his Quartet from September 3rd through the 8th.

The Billy Hart Quartet will be at NYC’s Birdland from August 20-24.

Drummer Kim Thompson will be leading a group at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday August 24th as part of the annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Saturday’s set runs from 3-7 PM and also has performances by Kenny Garrett, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and Jaleel Shaw. The festival runs from the Friday to Sunday, the 23rd to 25th at Garvey and Thompkins Square Parks and has a performance by Jimmy Heath. All for free! Head on over to the City Parks Foundation’s website for the full line-up and details.

Finally, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will appear one night only at the Blue Note on Monday August 26th.

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. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. You can also pick up Suga’ premiums you might have missed, like our Abbey Lincoln special or the Journey with Bobby Sanabria.

Hank Williams is a assistant 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.