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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.
 
david_virelles_antenna_200pxThis week’s show features pianist David Virelles and a return visit by Winter Jazz Fest promoter Brice Rosenbloom. You can see Virelles on January 7th at the Winter Jazz Fest with Tomasz Stanko’s quartet and in a duo with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. Stay tuned for our upcoming annual cheat sheet with an in-depth preview. We also have a few autographed vinyl copies of Virelles’s brand new release titled Antenna, courtesy of ECM Records as a thank you gift for a $35 pledge to support WBAI Radio. You can call in while we’re on air at 516-620-3602 or pledge online anytime during the next week while the mini December Fund Drive is going on, although it really helps if you pledge while we’re on air. Now let’s get to our music listings.
 
Bassist Mimi Jones leads a jam session in the late set at Smoke on December 12th.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer is at the Asia Society on the 15-16th and Harlem Stage Gatehouse with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith on the 19th.
 
Bassist Richard Bona is at Club Bonafide on December 16th.
 
Drummer Michael Carvin leads the Michael Carvin Experience at Kitano from December 16-17th.
 
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a John Coltrane tribute at Smoke from December 16-19th.
 
Looking ahead, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is with the James Carney Sextet at the Jazz Gallery on the 21st.
 
Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with Simulacrum from December 21-23.
 
Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for a production of the James Weldon Johnson classic God’s Trombones on December 22-23.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern closes out the year at Smoke with a John Coltrane tribute from December 22nd-January 1st. Trombonist Steve Turre joins him as a special guest on the 29-30.
 
Hammond B3 organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith leads an octet at the Jazz Standard from December 28-January 1.
 
Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun’s gallery exhibit of his visual art collaboration Aza is on view at the Bronx Music Heritage Center through February 11. We reviewed the show earlier this year.
 
Finally, looking much further ahead, the Winter Jazz Fest has released a teaser and preliminary lineup for the 2017 shinding from January 5-10! We’ll have a lot more to say about it, but for now, we’ll point you to their promo video with the highlights.
 

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on December 25. We’ll also have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.
 
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Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at 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.
 
We’re off this week, but if you missed last week’s show with Ibrahim Maalouf head on over to our archives and check it out. And we have more music listings for you.
 
Vocalist Kurt Elling is at The Iridium on September 27-28 for a Jon Hendricks Birthday celebration.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on September 29th.
 
Pianist and keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on September 29th.
 
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at The Iridium from September 29-Oct 1.
 
Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf makes a rare US appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on September 30 and October 1.
 
Harpist Riza Printup is at the Cicely Tyson School for Performing Arts in East Orange NJ for a daytime concert as part of WBGO Radio’s Kids Jazz Concert Series on October 1. Admission is free, but you need to bring a child for entrance.
 
Vocalist Lizz Wright is at the McCarter Theater in Princeton NJ on October 1st.
 
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at The Meadows Music and Arts Fest in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens on October 1st.
 
Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun will be at the Bronx Music Heritage Center on October 2 for gallery opening of his visual art collaboration Aza, which we reviewed earlier this year.
 
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads a quartet at Village Vanguard from October 4-9 and performs with drummer Jack DeJohnette’s Trio at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on the 10th.
 
Vision Fest producers Arts for Art’s inGardens series of free outdoor concerts continues on the weekends of October 1-2 and 8-9. Dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker has a set on the 8th at the Lower East Side’s First Street Green at 33 E First St. Bassist William Parker has a set on the 9th in the same location. See the full lineup and schedule for more details.
 
The second annual BRIC Jazz Festival kicks off with free screenings of classic jazz films on October 8-9, then follows it up with 3 marathon nights of performances from the 13-15th. We’ll have more details in our next installment as the dates get closer and a preview of the BRIC Jazz Fest is on the way.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 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 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 show features trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf. You can catch one of his rare US appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on September 30 and October 1. And we have additional music listings for you.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer will be at The Jazz Standard on September 20 with the Andrew Hill Legacy Project.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Kitano with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on the 21st.
 
Guitarist Marc Ribot is at the BRIC House in Brooklyn for a benefit concert on the 22nd.
 
Pianist and keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on September 22nd and 29th. He’ll also be sitting in on the 23rd with Brooklyn Raga Massive at the John Coltrane Birthday tribute at Littlefield in Brooklyn.
 
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on September 22-23rd.
 
Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs is at Club Bonafide on September 24th.
 
Vocalist Kurt Elling is at The Iridium on September 27-28 for a Jon Hendricks Birthday celebration.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on September 29th.
 
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at The Iridium from September 29-Oct 1.
 
Harpist Riza Printup is at the Cicely Tyson School for Performing Arts in East Orange NJ for a daytime concert as part of WBGO Radio’s Kids Jazz Concert Series on October 1. Admission is free, but you need to bring a child for entrance.
 
Vocalist Lizz Wright is at the McCarter Theater in Princeton NJ on October 1st.
 
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at The Meadows Music and Arts Fest in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens on October 1st.
 
Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun will be at the Bronx Music Heritage Center on October 2 for gallery opening of his visual art collaboration Aza, which we reviewed earlier this year.
 
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads a quartet at Village Vanguard from October 4-9 and performs with drummer Jack DeJohnette’s Trio at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on the 10th.
 
Finally, this week, we take a quick look at two upcoming series. Vision Fest producers Arts for Art has a series of free outdoor concerts in gardens on the Lower East Side. Also the producers of the Celebrate Brooklyn series present the second annual BRIC Jazz Festival from October 8-15th. We’ll have more details in our next installment as the dates get closer and a preview of the BRIC Jazz Fest is coming soon on our blog.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 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 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.
 
We’re off this week, but if you missed last week’s memorial tribute to the late pianist Connie Crothers, head on over to our archives and check it out. Still no details on a memorial service, but watch this space and we promise to keep you in the loop. But the music rolls on and in these dwindling dog days of summer, so we have listings for you.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at the Bronx Music Heritage Center for a free afternoon lecture/demonstration titled “La Clave: A Rhythmic Journey from Africa to the New World,” an interactive musical journey through the history and culture of the La Clave on the 29th. Details at their Facebook event page.
 
Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Three’s Brewing in Brooklyn with Vive Mechanique on the 30th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at the Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 3.
 
Drummer Antonio Sanchez leads his Migration group with vocalist Thana Alexa at The Jazz Standard from September 1-4.
 
Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre leads a quintet in a CD release party at Smoke from September 9-11.
 
Saxophonist Billy Harper is at Birdland from the 13-17 with The Cookers.
 
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.
 
We’re off the air this week, but if you missed last week’s show with vocalist and pianist Amina Claudine Myers, head on over to our audio archives. be sure to join us next week for Chris Becker, author of Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz. However, we have lots more music for you this week.
 
The Mavis Staples documentary Mavis! airs on HBO’s streaming sites until April 3rd.
 

 
Bassist William Parker is at The Stone on March 16 with Angelica Sanchez.
 
Vocalist Thana Alexa leads a group at the Jazz Standard on March 16 with drummer Antonio Sanchez.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smalls on March 16 and celebrates his 80th birthday at Smoke from March 18-20 with special guests vocalist Kurt Elling on the 18th and bassist Bob Cranshaw on the 20th.
 
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads Quarteto Ache at Stamford CT’s Palace Theater on March 18th and leads the Multiverse Big Band at the Bronx Music Heritage Center on the 19th.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer hosts a listening party at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on the 15th and starts a residency at the Met Museum’s new Breuer Building (that’s the former Whitney Museum) from March 18-31 and will be performing or curating performances during all of the museum’s open hours.
 
Pianist Michele Rosewoman is at the Cell Theatre on March 19th.
 
Pianist Randy Weston celebrates his 90th birthday at Carnegie Hall with bassist Alex Blake and the African Rhythms ensemble on March 19th.
 
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the the NYPL’s Schomburg Center for a Women’s History Month jazz program on the 21st and Toshi Reagon wraps up the the series on the 28th. Tune in to our March 20th show on WBAI for a ticket giveaway for both shows!
 
Also at the Schomburg Center is film director Carol Bash for a daytime talk and screening of her Mary Lou Williams documentary film The Lady Who Swings the Band on March 23.
 
Bassist Mimi Jones leads a band at Smoke from March 24-25.
 
Also at Smoke is saxophonist Billy Harper who finishes off the week with The Cookers from March 25-27.
 
Arts for Art’s Justice is Compassion series runs from March 26th to April 10th at Clemente Soto Velez Center with performances by bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
 
Poet Sonia Sanchez reads at The City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall on March 31 before a screening of the documentary film Baddddd Sonia Sanchez.
 

 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Iridium on March 31, The Turning Point in Piermont NY on April 9, and at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on the 16th.
 
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at at the Jazz Standard from March 29-April 3.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on March 20th. 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_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 holiday season upon us, schedules are light again this week, but there are a few shows for you to check out.

Pianist Harold Mabern spends a week at Smoke Jazz as part of saxophonist Eric Alexander’s quartet starting on the 23rd. You can even ring in the New Year with them with special New Year’s Eve shows.

You can see organist Akiko Tsuruga lead a trio in a 10:45 PM set on Saturday, December 28th at the Garage restaurant, 99 Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan. She’ll also be sitting in with the Bill Saxton Trio on Sunday the 29th from 2-6 in the afternoon at Harlem’s Jacob Restaurant, 142nd and 8th Avenue.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria has a New Year’s Eve show with Sexteto Ibiano on from 10 PM to 1 AM at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in the South Bronx. Admission is very reasonable: less than the cost of the average movie.

Drummer Will Calhoun has a January 2nd gig at the Brooklyn Bowl with Living Colour.

The musical Lady Day continues its run at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St starring vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater as Billie Holiday.




Looking ahead, several former Suga’ guests will be at the Winter Jazz Fest in multiple venues in Greenwich Village from January 7-11th. Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Lakecia Benjamin, Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, Renee Marie, Howard Johnson and Gravity, The Gary Bartz Quartet, Teri Lyne Carrington, Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, and much more. We’ll have more details when we return in January, but you might want to get those tickets early. UPDATE: there’s a 25% discount until December 26th by using the code HOLIDAYGIFT at the Ticketmaster site.

That’s all for now. Thanks to our new, expanded schedule, we now appear weekly except for the last Sunday of the month, which means that we’re off next week. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, January 5th on WBAI, where we’ll have another edition of “On 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 or consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. If you missed last week’s mini fund drive, it’s not too late to pledge for our special Pat Metheny CD set or our “Brazilian Journey” special, which traces the evolution of Brazilian music styles. Neither will arrive in time for holiday gift giving, but they’re still good to have

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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