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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.


This week’s guest is saxophonist Kamasi Washington. You can see him live at Brooklyn’s BRIC JazzFest on October 15 and in Manhattan at Le Poission Rouge on the 16th. There’s much more going on this week, so let’s dive in.


Drummer Antonio Sanchez and vocalist Thana Alexa are at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on October 6-7th.


Drummer Jeff Tain Watts is at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Yosvany Terry on October 8-10.


The New York Chapter of the AACM kicks off its monthlong 50th anniversary celebration at the Community Church of New York on E 35 St with a panel discussion and performance with pianist Muhal Richard Abrams on the 9th and performances every Friday in October.


Guitarist Marc Ribot is at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on October 9-10 with John Zorn.


There’s a tribute to the late Amiri Baraka at Newark’s Symphony Hall on the 10th. Guests include poets Felipe Luciano, Jessica Care Moore, and Quincy Troupe saxophonists Oliver Lake and René McLean, trombonist Craig Harris, bassist Reggie Workman, and James Mtume among others.


Pianist Randy Weston at a tribute to Dr. John Henrik Clarke at Medgar Evers College on the 10th and presents the Gnawa master musicians of Morocco at New School’s Tishman Auditorium for a performance on the 13th.


Also at Medgar Evers’ Dr. Clarke Tribute is Dr. Leonard Jeffries.


We mentioned the BRIC Arts Jazz Fest at the top of the segment and there are other Suga’ guests to keep an eye out for. Harpist Brandee Younger has a set on the 15th and organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his Evolution ensemble on the 16th.


Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads the Soulsquad at Le Poisson Rouge on the 16th.


Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria has a free show at the Brooklyn Heights Library at 2 PM on October 17th.


Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is at the Blue Note from October 17-22.


That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 18th. 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.