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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 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 bassist Jamaladeen Tacuma! He has no immediate upcoming shows, but we’ll let you know when he’s in the area. But we have more listings for you this week.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is in Ossining NY at Henry Gourdine Park on August 20 for a free outdoor concert sponsored by Jazz Forum Arts.

Harpist Brandee Younger leads a quartet at the Jazz Standard from August 21-22.

Guitarist Bill Frisell has a residency at The Stone from August 21-26 and is joined by drummer Andrew Cyrille on the 23. He’ll also be at National Sawdust in Brooklyn to perform a specially commissioned work on August 29 and at Russ and Daughters Café on August 30.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 21-26. Connecticut fans can catch his trio at The Side Door in Old Lyme on August 31 and September 1.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on August 25 and September 1.

Master Drummer Michael Carvin leads a trio at Kitano on August 25.

Harpist Riza Printup and bassist Mimi Jones team up to lead an ensemble for a morning set at Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church on August 26.

Bassist William Parker leads the In Order to Survive Sextet at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from August 28-29 with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and drummer Hamid Drake.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at the Village Vanguard with Joe Lovano from August 28-September 2.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Smoke for a Charlie Parker tribute from August 30-September 2.

Drummer Lenny White is at the Jazz Standard with Cyrus Chestnut’s trio from August 30-September 2. He’s also at Kitano on September 7-8 with George Colligan’s trio.

Saxophonist Billy Harper is at Birdland with The Cookers from September 4-8.

Bassist Christian McBride leads the New Jawn Quartet at the Blue Note from September 4-9.

We finish this week with events at the annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival sponsored by the City Parks Foundation. Most are free. Trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and saxophonist Gary Bartz are both at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on August 22. Also on August 22 is a screening of Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis at Harlem’s Maysles Documentary Center including a discussion with Graves and Meginsky. (See our review of the film and our show devoted to it.) Gary Bartz and drummer Jack DeJohnette are at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on August 24 with Charles Tolliver. Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Garvey Park on August 25. Gary Bartz and Amina Claudine Myers are at Tompkins Sq. Park on August 26. See the full schedule here.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday September 2. 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.

This week’s guest is guitar maker Linda Manzer! And we have more listings for you this week.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at The Stone on May 1.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Iridium on May 2 and at Piermont’s Turning Point Café in on May 4.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson joins Ingrid Laubrock at the Jazz Gallery on April 24 and is at The Stone on May 3.

Bassist Dave Holland is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with Zakir Hussain on May 4.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Brooklyn’s Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church on May 5 as part of the annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Blue Note from May 7-9 and 14-16.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph has a residency at The Stone from May 8-12 and will be joined by drummer Hamid Drake and guitarist Nels Cline on various nights.

Blues guitarist James Blood Ulmer is at City Winery on May 10.

Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah leads the Diaspora Ensemble at Sista’s Place on May 12.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at Le Poisson Rouge on May 12.

Vocalist Lisa Fischer leads Grand Baton at the Blue Note from May 10-13.

Pianist Vijay Iyer at the Village Vanguard from May 15-20.

Finally, on the radar is the 23rd annual Vision Festival which returns to Roulete in Brooklyn from May 23-29 and a film festival on May 21 at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan. We’ll have more details in the next Bandstand and an upcoming preview online or you can jump to the full schedule.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday May 13. 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 guitarist Nels Cline, hop on over to our archives, where you can hear that and nearly a decade of previous shows. And we have more listings for you this week.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson joins Ingrid Laubrock at the Jazz Gallery on April 24 and is at The Stone on May 3.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke with Avery Sharpe’s Trio on April 26.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions returns as a late night set at Smoke on April 27.

Trombonist Steve Turre and harpist Brandee Younger are at Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center for a celebration of Dorthaan Kirk on April 28.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at The Stone on May 1.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Iridium on May 2 and at Piermont’s Turning Point Café in on May 4.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Blue Note from May 7-9 and 14-16.

Blues guitarist James Blood Ulmer is at City Winery on May 10.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday April 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 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. Before we get to our listings, a quick reminder that WBAI’s Winter Fund drive is in full swing and the station needs your help to stay on the air. See WBAI’s pledge site for ways to support the station. And we have many more listings for you this week.

This week’s guest is guitarist Mary Halvorson. She’ll be at the Village Vanguard on March 11 for an afternoon set with saxophonist John Zorn’s ensemble with bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Marc Ribot. And now on to the rest of the week’s listings:

Harpist Brandee Younger is at the Schomburg Center in Harlem for a tribute to Alice Coltrane as part of their Women’s Jazz Festival on March 5.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the Blue Note with Pete Rock for a late set on March 6.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at Spectrum in Brooklyn on March 8 for an album release party with Chad Taylor.

Finally, Pianist Marc Cary is at the HarlemStage Gatehouse on March 9 with Mothers of the Movements to remake the Freedom Now Suite with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist Reggie Workman.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are at Birdland on March 13.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from March 13-18 and returns the next week with a quartet from March 20-25.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Kitano with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on March 14 and leads the Multiverse Big Band in West Side Story Reimagined at Hostos Community College in The Bronx on March 17.

Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Birdland for an album release party for The Questions from March 14-17.

Drummer Roy Haynes celebrates his 93rd birthday at the Blue Note from March 15-18.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quartet at Smoke from March 16-18 for an 82nd birthday celebration and leads a trio at Smalls on March 21.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday March 18. 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. Before we get to our listings, a quick reminder that WBAI’s Winter Fund drive is in full swing and the station needs your help to stay on the air. See WBAI’s pledge site for ways to support the station. And we have many more listings for you this week.

We’re off this week, but if you missed last week’s show with drummer TS Monk, then head over to our archives, where you can hear that and nearly a decade of archived shows.

Guitarist John Scofield is at Roulette in Brooklyn for a John Abercrombie tribute on February 26.

Looking further ahead, Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at the Jazz Standard from March 1-4.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Lehman College’s Lehman Stage in The Bronx on March 3.

Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf is at Drom on the Lower East Side on March 3.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at the Schomburg Center in Harlem for a tribute to Alice Coltrane as part of their Women’s Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at Spectrum in Brooklyn on March 8 for an album release party with Chad Taylor.

Finally, Pianist Marc Cary is at the HarlemStage Gatehouse on March 9 with Mothers of the Movements to remake the Freedom Now Suite with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist Reggie Workman.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are at Birdland on March 13.

Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Birdland for an album release party for The Questions from March 14-17.

Drummer Roy Haynes celebrates his 93rd birthday at the Blue Note from March 15-18.

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

This week’s guest is drummer Lenny White and you can catch him at the Jazz Standard from August 31 to September 3 with Cyrus Chestnut’s Trio. And we have more listings for you this week.

 

Poet and vocalist Jesscia Care Moore is at the Blue Note on August 21 with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis as a guest.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at the Jazz Standard on August 22.

Saxophonist and flutist T.K. Blue has a free outdoor concert as part of the Jazzmobile series at Grant’s Tomb on August 23rd.

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey is at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on August 25.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quintet at Smoke for a release party for his To Love and Be Loved CD from August 25-27.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria has a free outdoor concert at Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area for the Jazzmobile series on August 26.

Trombonist/ seashellist Steve Turre is at Iridium with the Saturday Night Live band from August 26-27.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science are at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 26. Saxophonists “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson and Tia Fuller lead ensembles at Tompkins Sq Park on August 27.

Master drummer Michael Carvin is at Harlem’s RAW Space on August 29 for a screening and Q&A of the documentary film No Excuses: Michael Carvin at the New York Jazz Film Festival. The film also screens on the 28th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Iridium with Sax Appeal from August 31 to September 2.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Medgar Evers College for a free outdoor concert on September 1 as part of the Jazzy Jazz series.

 

Drummer Roy Haynes is at The Blue Note on September 5-6.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday September 3. 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.

We’re off this week, but if you missed our last show with saxophonist and flutist T.K. Blue, head over to our archives where you can hear that and 7 years of archived shows. Those of you following the news have likely heard of the station’s woes with the transmitter at the Empire State Building. If not, the summary is that the station’s in deep debt for seriously escalating rent. Anything you can pledge is needed now more than ever. And we have other listings for you.

Flutist and Saxophonist Jane Bunnett is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on August  14 with the Afro Cuban ensemble Maqueque.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on August 16 and leads a quintet at Smoke for a release party for his To Love and Be Loved CD from August 25-27.

Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun is at The Cutting Room on August 16 for a discussion of the upcoming Shade album with Living Cölour bandmates.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Kitano on August 18 with Lynnette Washington.

Poet and vocalist Jesscia Care Moore is at the Blue Note on August 21 with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis as a guest.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at the Jazz Standard on August 22.

Saxophonist and flutist T.K. Blue has a free outdoor concert as part of the Jazzmobile series at Grant’s Tomb on August 23rd.

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey is at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on August 25.

Trombonist/ seashellist Steve Turre is at Iridium with the Saturday Night Live band from August 26-27.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science are at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 26. Saxophonists “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson and Tia Fuller lead ensembles at Tompkins Sq Park on August 27.

Master drummer Michael Carvin is at Harlem’s RAW Space on August 29 for a screening and Q&A of the documentary film No Excuses: Michael Carvin at the New York Jazz Film Festival. The film also screens on the 28th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Iridium with Sax Appeal from August 31 to September 2.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Medgar Evers College for a free outdoor concert on September 1 as part of the Jazzy Jazz series.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday August 20. 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.

We’ve been pre-empted this week for WBAI’s summer fund drive, but if you missed our last show with saxophonist and flutist T.K. Blue, head over to our archives where you can hear that and 7 years of archived shows. Those of you following the news have likely heard of the station’s woes with the transmitter at the Empire State Building. If not, the summary is that the station’s in deep debt for seriously escalating rent. Anything you can pledge is needed now more than ever. And we have other listings for you this week.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the Village Vanguard with a tribute to the late pianist Geri Allen from August 8-13. Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane appears as a special guest on the 12-13.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with Ulysses Owens’s big band from August 9-11.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at Mona’s Bar in the East Village on August 10.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor concert as part of the Jazzmobile series on August 11.

Drummer J.T. Lewis is at Smoke from August 11-13 with Kevin Mahogany’s quartet.

Vocalist René Marie is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from August 11-13.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on August 12.

Flutist and Saxophonist Jane Bunnett is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on August  14 with the Afro Cuban ensemble Maqueque.

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

Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun is at The Cutting Room on August 16 for a discussion of the upcoming Shade album with Living Cölour bandmates.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Kitano on August 18 with Lynnette Washington.

Poet and vocalist Jesscia Care Moore is at the Blue Note on August 21.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at the Jazz Standard on August 22.

Saxophonist and flutist T.K. Blue has a free outdoor concert as part of the Jazzmobile series at Grant’s Tomb on August 23rd.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday August 20. 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

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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 saxophonist and flutist T.K. Blue, head over to our archives where you can hear that and 7 years of archived shows. A quick program note while we have your attention: we’re pre-empted next week for WBAI’s summer fund drive. Those of you following the news have likely heard of the station’s woes with the transmitter at the Empire State Building. If not, the summary is that the station’s in deep debt for seriously escalating rent. Anything you can pledge is needed now more than ever. And we have other listings for you this week.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at the Bowery Poetry Room on July 30 with Heroes are Gang Leaders.

Drummer Roy Haynes is at Subrosa with pianist Eddie Palmieri on July 31.

Saxophonist and flutist T.K. Blue has free outdoor concerts on 135th St in Harlem for the Jazzmobile series on August 1 and at Jazzmobile’s Grant’s Tomb concert on August 23rd.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the Village Vanguard with a tribute to the late pianist Geri Allen from August 8-13. Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane appears as a special guest on the 12-13.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with Ulysses Owens’s big band from August 9-11.

Drummer J.T. Lewis is at Smoke from August 11-13 with Kevin Mahogany’s quartet.

Vocalist René Marie is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from August 11-14.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on August 15.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Kitano on August 18 with Lynnette Washington.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday August 20 (we’re pre-empted on August 6). 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

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