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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.

This week’s show features Vivian Vazquez Irrizary, director and producer of the documentary film Decade of Fire. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday August 20! There’s a free outdoor screening in Harlem’s St. Nicholas Park on Friday August 23. See the film’s website for more screenings and we have more events this week.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at Le Poisson Rouge on August 20.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on August 24 and 31.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on August 20 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on August 20 and leads a quartet at Smoke from August 22-25.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard with guitarist Bill Frisell and Pianist David Virelles from August 20-25.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Jazz Gallery with Kris Davis on August 21-22.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on August 22.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on Jazz and Gender Justice on August 22.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at The Stone with Matana Roberts on August 24.

The annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns this month with several events around town. Saxophonist Rene McLean is at the Harlem Rose Garden on August 23. Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Harpist Brandee Younger and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman are at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance on August 24. Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Tompkins Square Park on August 25.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Dizzy’s Club from August 26-28.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Jazz Standard with Fabian Almazan on August 27-28.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery with Jonathan Blake on August 27-28.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis leads a trio at The Glove in Brooklyn on August 28.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Smoke for a Charlie Parker tribute from August 29-September 1.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria  leads the Multiverse Big Band for a free outdoor concert in an afternoon set at Harlem’s Riverbank State Park on August 30.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at Birdland for a Charlie Parker tribute on August 30-31.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen is at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on September 1 and at Clemente Soto Velez Center on September 6 for a Steve Cannon tribute. They’ll also be at the James Cohan Gallery for an afternoon set on September 14.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art begins their fall season of events with a tribute to the late poet Steve Cannon at The Clemente Soto Velez Center on September 6 with poetry and music. Bassist William Parker, dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker, and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis join poets for the celebration with a closing performance by the Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen. The Arts for Art series continues throughout the fall with performances in Gardens, at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, and over Columbus Day Weekend in East Harlem. Fell details at the Arts for Art website.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday August 20 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

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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 show is a memorial for the late pianist Connie Crothers, who passed away on August 13. We’re awaiting details for a memorial service, but will definitely announce it here when we hear something. But the music rolls on and artists keep creating, so we have listings for you.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on the 24th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at Grant’s Tomb for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 24th.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is on the Smooth Jazz Cruise on the 24th.
 
Pianist Marc Cary hosts The Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on the 25th.
 
Finally, Guitarist Julian Lage is at The Stone with fellow guitarist Nels Cline on the 25th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at the Louis Armstrong House and Museum in Queens for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 25th at the Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 3.
 
Poet and vocalist Abiodun Oyewole is at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café at the Acoustic Vibes show on the 26th.
 
Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms ensemble with bassist Alex Blake at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 27th.
 
Drummer Will Calhoun is with Living Colour at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn on the 28th.
 
Drummer Antonio Sanchez leads his Migration group with vocalist Thana Alexa at The Jazz Standard from September 1-4.
 
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.
 

Will_Calhoun_Celebrating_Elvin_Jones_150px Autographed copies of Will Calhoun’s brand new CD Celebrating Elvin Jones are available for a pledge of only $25

 
This week’s guest is drummer/percussionist Will Calhoun who gives us the inside scoop on his new release in honor of Elvin Jones! You can catch him in a free outdoor show on Friday the 12th at Marcus Garvey Park as part of the Jazzmobile series or with Living Colour on the 17th in a special acoustic set at City Winery or, at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn on the 28th. We have several premiums for you in this pledge drive edition. Autographed copies of Will Calhoun’s brand new CD Celebrating Elvin Jones are available for a pledge of only $25. We only have a few so call 516 620 3602 or make a pledge online. We still have a few copies left of the Perfection CD by the MAC Power Trio of David Murray, Geri Allen, and drummer Teri Lynne Carrington for a $25 pledge. Finally, autographed copies of Quincy Troupe’s book Miles and Me about his relationship with Miles Davis are available for pledges of $35. All premiums include a year’s membership to WBAI and all proceeds go to supporting listener-supported free speech community radio in NYC. Many thanks to Motema Records for their donation of the CDs! And we have music listings for you!
 
Harpist Brandee Younger has weekly Sunday brunch sets at Minton’s in Harlem.
 
Pianist Marc Cary hosts The Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on Thursdays in August.
 
Organist John Medeski is at the Village Vanguard with pianist Uri Caine on August 9.
 
Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana is at the Jazz Standard on August 9-10th.
 
Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quartet at Jazz Standard from August 11-14th.
 
Drummer Will Calhoun is at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 12th.
 
Vocalist Thana Alexa is at Club Bonafide with Michael Olatuja on the 13th.
 
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and bassist Christian McBride both lead bands at the Montclair Jazz Festival on the 13th.
 
Bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake are at The Stone from the 17-20 with guitarist Joe Morris.
 
Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms ensemble with bassist Alex Blake at the Jazz in the Valley Festival in Poughkeepsie NY on August 21st. If you miss them there, they’ll be at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 27th.
 
Trombonist Craig Harris is also at Jazz in the Valley Festival on August 21st.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at Grant’s Tomb for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 24th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at the Louis Armstrong House and Museum in Queens for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 25th.
 
Finally, Guitarist Julian Lage is at The Stone with fellow guitarist Nels Cline on the 25th.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on August 21. 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 the 23rd with blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter! 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 dog days of summer.

Drummer Kim Thompson will be at 55 Bar with Mike Stern on the 17, 19, and 24th.

You have several opportunities to catch drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria. He’s at two separate free, outdoor Jazzmobile events this week: leading a big band at Brooklyn Bridge Park on the 17 and with Quarteto Ache at the Louis Armstrong House in Queens on the 20. He wraps up the week at Floridita Restaurant on 125 St on the 21.

Pianist Geri Allen is at the Village Vanguard from the 18th-23rd.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on the 20th at The Gin Fizz.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a sextet at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on August 22.

We wrap up this edition with a preview of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

The festival kicks off with a conversation between Saxophonist Oliver Lake and Rudresh Mahanthappa at the New School in Manhattan on the 20th.

Lake leads his big band in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on the 21st.

The festival returns to Garvey Park on the 22nd, where drummer Jeff Tain Watts leads a quartet, vocalist/pianist Andy Bey performs, and Hammond B3 Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith rounds out the day.

The festival wraps up with performances at Tompkins Square Park on the 23rd. Full info is at the Festival’s website.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves August 23rd. 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.

This week’s show features Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter! She has no immediate area appearances, but plays NYC metro area venues often, so we’ll keep you posted. And we have more music — including a few free outdoor shows — to get you through the last weeks of summer, so let’s dive in.

Trombonist Craig Harris is quietly curating a serious Tuesday afternoon lunchtime jazz series in Harlem. On the 11th, saxophonist Rene McLean does 2 sets at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church starting at 12 noon.

Legendary drummer Roy Haynes is at the Blue Note August 11-12.

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers appears in a free outdoor concert at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on the 12th as part of the Summerstage series.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on the 13th at The Gin Fizz in Harlem.

Looking ahead, vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from the 13-16th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at Iridium with Network Trio from August 13-16.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the Montclair Jazz Festival in NJ on the 15th.

Drummer Kim Thompson will be at 55 Bar with Mike Stern on the 17, 19, and 24th.

Pianist Geri Allen is at the Village Vanguard from the 18th-23rd.

We wrap up this edition with a preview of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

The festival kicks off with a conversation between Saxophonist Oliver Lake and Rudresh Mahanthappa at the New School in Manhattan on the 20th.

Lake leads his big band in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on the 21st.

The festival returns to Garvey Park on the 22nd, where drummer Jeff Tain Watts leads a quartet, vocalist/pianist Andy Bey performs, and Hammond B3 Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith rounds out the day.

The festival wraps up with performances at Tompkins Square Park on the 23rd. Full info is at the Festival’s website.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves August 23rd. 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.

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.

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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.