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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 used to be 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 we start with an editorial announcement. We’re off the air for the time being because WBAI Radio has had its local programming terminated by it’s owner, the Pacifica Foundation, which cited the station’s financial losses as a reason for firing all the staff. You can read more from Gothamist, the Amsterdam News and the Indypendent. For now, I’ll point you to our archives with a decade of shows to stream. I’ll also still be doing weekly online Bandstand updates for the time being and will keep an eye on hits. If there’s interest, I’ll keep compiling listings and we’ll try to get back to event coverage. Thanks for reading and the interest over the years! -Hank

Bassist Ron Carter continues his residency at Birdland with a quartet from October 15-19 and a nonet from October 22-26.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on October 15 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Vocalist Catherine Russell returns to the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan for a run from October 15-22, with a stop at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ on October 21.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with a move to weekly late Thursday night sets at Smoke on October 17, 24, and 31.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on October 18 at The Stone with Trevor Dunn on October 29.

Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett and trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah are both at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place for DIASPORA meets AfroHORN on October 19.

Vision Fest Promoters Arts for Art take the avant jazz show on the road to Brooklyn’s historic Weeksville Heritage Center from October 18-20. Bassist William Parker performs solo and leads a quartet on October 19 and returns as part of Mixashawn Rozie’s ensemble on October 20.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has a screening and talk by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at and Yale’s Indie Lens Pop Up  in New Haven CT on October 24.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on October 26.

Drummer Billy Hart leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from October 22-27.

Bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake are at The Stone with Assif Tsahar on October 25-26.

Trombonist Craig Harris and percussionist Baba Neil Clarke are at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium  for a tribute to FESTAC ’77 on October 25.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl’s radio show’s on hiatus for the moment, but we’ll 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 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 an interview with the vocalist Abiah! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday September 24. You can catch him at Joe’s Pub on October 7 and we’ve got more shows to announce this week.

Trombonist Craig Harris brings the Harlem Night Songs Big Band to Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church for a lunchtime set on September 24.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk with bassist Ron Carter on September 24.

Pianist Aaron Parks leads trios with drummer Billy Hart at the Village Vanguard from September 24-29.

Trumpeter Keyon Harrold is at the Blue Note from September 23-25.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Iridium on September 25.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery on September 25.

Organist Joey DeFrancesco leads a trio at the Jazz Standard from September 26-29.

Saxophonist Marcus Strickland is at the Jazz Gallery with Brooklyn Raga Massive for a John Coltrane tribute on September 27-28.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on September 28 and October 5.

Bassist William Parker and trumpeter Jamie Branch are at the First Street Green Garden on E 1th St for afternoon sets on September 29th for a Roy Campbell tribute as part of Vision Fest promoters’ Arts for Art’s fall season.

Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings is at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with The Comet is Coming on October 1.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from October 1-6.

Bassist Ron Carter leads a big band at Birdland from October 1-5 and returns with his Golden Striker Trio from October 8-12, a quartet from October 15-19 and finally a nonet from October 22-26.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has a screening and talk by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at the Bronx Documentary Center on October 3 and screenings at the City College of New York on October 2 and at Concrete Plant Park in The Bronx on October 5.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis closes out Arts for Art’s In Gardens series with an afternoon set at Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton St on October 5.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on October 5.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Jazz Gallery with Fabian Almazan’s trio on October 5.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnett is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a listening party on October 8.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday September 24 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 features an interview with tubist Howard Johnson! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday September 17. Merkin Hall is hosting a tribute to on September 18 featuring a performance by Johnson’s band Gravity. And we’ve got more shows to announce this week.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads a big band at Dizzy’s Club on September 16.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on September 17 and returns the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are at the Jazz Standard September 17-18.

Trombonist Craig Harris brings the Harlem Night Songs Big Band to Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church for lunchtime sets on September 17 and 24.

Bassist Christian McBride is at The Blue Note from September 17-22 and is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk with bassist Ron Carter on September 24.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard with pianist David Virelles from September 17-22.

Merkin Hall is hosting a tribute to tubist Howard Johnson on September 18.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on September 18 and at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 20.

Pianist Marc Cary brings the Harlem Sessions series to Minton’s on September 19 and it continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke September 21 and 28.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has screenings and talks by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at the Banknote Building in the South Bronx on September 19 and Bronx Documentary Center on October 3.

Vocalist René Marie is at Dizzy’s Club from September 19-22.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Ginny’s Supper Club on September 20.

Vocalist Nona Hendryx is at the HarlemStage Gatehouse on September 20.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at the Lincoln Center Atrium on September 20.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on September 20.

Bassist William Parker and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis are at Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church on September 20.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix leads a quintet at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on September 20-21.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and drummer Lenny White join Charles Tolliver’s all star band to open the new Sistas’ Place season in Brooklyn on September 21.

Pianist Aaron Parks leads trios with drummer Billy Hart at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 21 and the Village Vanguard from September 24-29.

Saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at Smalls on September 22.

Bassist William Parker and poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez are both in the First Street Green Garden for afternoon sets on E 1th St on September 22 as part of Vision Fest promoters’ Arts for Art’s fall season. Parker and trumpeter Jamie Branch return to 1st St on the 29th for a Roy Campbell tribute.

Trumpeter Keyon Harrold is at the Blue Note from September 23-25.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Iridium on September 25.

Organist Joey DeFrancesco leads a trio at the Jazz Standard from September 26-29.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday September 17 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 features an interview with trumpeter Keyon Harrold! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday September 10. He’ll be at the White Plains Jazz Festival for a free performance on September 12 and at the Blue Note from Monday through Wednesday, September 23-25. And we’ve got more shows to announce this week.

Drummer Billy Cobham is at The Blue Note for a 75th birthday celebration from September 10-15.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at is at The Stone with Zeena Parkins on September 11.

Guitarist Pat Metheny is at Sony Hall in Manhattan from September 11-13.

Percussionist Ray Mantilla is at Minton’s on September 12.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 12-14 with the Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra and with Darrell Green’s trio and September 15 at the White Plains Jazz Festival.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the Jersey City Pier for the Riverview Jazz Fest on September 13 and leads the Multiverse Big Band at the Lincoln Center Atrium on September 20.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen is at the James Cohan Gallery for an afternoon set on September 14.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on September 14 and 21. He also brings the show to Minton’s on September 19.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads a big band at Dizzy’s Club on September 16.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on September 17 and returns the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are at the Jazz Standard September 17-18.

Trombonist Craig Harris brings the Harlem Night Songs Big Band to Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church for lunchtime sets on September 17 and 24.

Bassist Christian McBride is at The Blue Note from September 17-22 and is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk with bassist Ron Carter on September 24.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard with pianist David Virelles from September 17-22.

Merkin Hall is hosting a tribute to tubist Howard Johnson on September 18.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on September 18 and at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 20.

Vocalist René Marie is at Dizzy’s Club from September 19-22.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on September 20.

Bassist William Parker and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis are at Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church on September 20.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix leads a quintet at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on September 20-21.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and drummer Lenny White join Charles Tolliver’s all star band to open the new Sistas’ Place season in Brooklyn on September 21.

Pianist Aaron Parks leads trios with drummer Billy Hart at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 21 and the Village Vanguard from September 24-29.

Bassist William Parker and poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez are both in the First Street Green Garden for afternoon sets on E 1th St on September 22 as part of Vision Fest promoters’ Arts for Art’s fall season. Parker and trumpeter Jamie Branch return to 1st St on the 29th for a Roy Campbell tribute.

Saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at Smalls on September 22.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Iridium on September 25.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday September 10 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 features a dip into our archives for an interview with the late bassist Bob Cranshaw! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday September 3 and we’ve got more shows to announce this week.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on September 7 and 14. He also brings the show to Minton’s on September 19.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on September 5.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smalls with Jimmy Cobb’s quartet from September 5-8 and returns to lead a trio on September 17-18.

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. As part of the series, William Parker is in the 6BC Garden on E 6th St on September 7-8. Arts for Arts’ series continues throughout the fall with performances in Gardens, at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, and over Columbus Day Weekend in East Harlem. Full details at the Arts for Art website.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at the People’s Forum in Manhattan for a talk at saxophonist Ras Moshe’s Jazz and Self Determination class on September 7.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at Le Poisson Rouge on September 9.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at is at The Stone with Zeena Parkins on September 11.

Guitarist Pat Metheny is at Sony Hall in Manhattan from September 11-13.

Vibraphonist Ray Mantilla is at Minton’s on September 12.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the Jersey City Pier for the Riverview Jazz Fest on September 13.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen is at the James Cohan Gallery for an afternoon set on September 14.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads a big band at Dizzy’s Club on September 16.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on September 17 and returns the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are at the Jazz Standard September 17-18.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday September 3 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.

With the conclusion of WBAI’s Summer Fund Drive, we’re back on air this week! Really! Tune in on Tuesday August 13 for a new interview with bassist Christian McBride, who returns to tell more stories and get us up to speed on his ever-expanding projects. He’ll be at the Blue Note from September 17-22, but until then we have more immediate events.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 13-18.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at is at The Stone with Ben Goldberg on August 14 and at Le Poisson Rouge on August 20.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone with Ben Goldberg on August 14 and at the Jazz Gallery with Taylor Ho Bynum on August 16.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria  leads the Multiverse Big Band at Taino Towers in Harlem for a Tato Laviera tribute on August 15.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series makes a special stop at Minton’s in Harlem on August 15 and continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on August 17 and 24.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on August 16.

Harpist Brandee Younger is with Makaya McCraven at Brooklyn’s Industry City on August 16.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Jazz in the Valley Festival in Poughkeepsie NY’s Waryas Park on August 18.

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.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday August 13 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 guest is poet Nikki Giovanni! Make a note to tune in on Tuesday night and we have more listings for you this week.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the Caribbean Cultural Center in their new Harlem location on April 16.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio in the late set at Smalls on April 17.

Finally, Trumpeter Terence Blanchard leads the E-Collective at the Blue Note from April 18-21.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a Latin Jazz sextet at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on April 19.

Myself, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, and Howard University’s Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr are at the ASCAC Conference at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College on April 19-20 talking about the legacy of pianist Randy Weston. Randy’s widow Fatoumata Weston will be there as well to offer her insights.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at the Turning Point Café in Piermont NY on April 20.

Finally, Trombonist Craig Harris is at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on April 20.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on April 20 and 27.

Drummer Roy Haynes is at the Blue Note from April 22-24.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Roulette in Brooklyn on April 23.

Looking further ahead, Trumpeter Eddie Henderson is at Zinc Bar on April 26.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Jazz Gallery with Tomeka Reid’s quartet on April 26.

Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah’s DIASPORA meets drummer Francisco Mora Catlett’s Afrohorn at Sista’s Place on April 27.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on April 27.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at Dizzy’s Club with Darrell Green’s trio on April 30.

Finally, Poet Carl Hancock Rux is at Brooklyn’s Billie Holiday Theatre (inside Restoration Plaza) for  the multimedia production “A Walk into Slavery” from April 30-May 4.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday April 9 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 guest is pianist Aaron Parks, who has a show at Rockwood Music Hall with Little Big on Friday April 12. We also have a ticket giveaway for that show, so tune in on Tuesday night for a chance to get a free pair of tickets! And we have more listings for you this week.

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre is at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on April 11.

Drummer JT Lewis is at the Jazz Gallery with Phantom Station on April 12.

Vocalist Lizz Wright is in Cape May NJ for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival on April 12.

Bassist Christian McBride is at NJPAC in Newark with Chick Corea on April 12 and in Cape May NJ for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival on April 13.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on April 13, 20, and 27.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on April 13 and 27.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the Caribbean Cultural Center in their new Harlem location on April 16.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio in the late set at Smalls on April 17.

Finally, Trumpeter Terence Blanchard leads the E-Collective at the Blue Note from April 18-21.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a Latin Jazz sextet at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on April 19.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at the Turning Point Café in Piermont NY on April 20.

Finally, Trombonist Craig Harris is at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on April 20.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Roulette in Brooklyn on April 23.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday April 9 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 the air this week, but if you missed last week’s show with trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, then hop on over to our archives, where you can hear that and nearly a decade of previous shows.

WBAI Radio’s Spring Fund Drive is underway and it needs your support to stay on the air and keep this show on the air. You You can pledge as little as $5 online and we encourage you to consider becoming a sustaining member with a monthly pledge. The proceeds support WBAI Radio–not us–and will help ensure the survival of listener supported non-commercial radio in New York! We’re grateful for any gift you can give the station.

Percussionist Ray Mantilla is at Gateway Center in downtown Newark NJ for a free outdoor lunchtime performance on June 6 as part of WBGO Radio’s concert series.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Jazz Gallery with Ben Goldberg’s Quintet on June 7.

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey is at Ginny’s Supper Club on June 8.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions returns as a Friday night series with late sets at Smoke on June 8 and 15.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Jazz Gallery with Ben Goldberg’s Quintet on June 8 and at the Village Vanguard with Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas from June 12-17.

Drummer Lenny White is at Smoke with Buster Williams from June 8-10.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Sista’s Place on June 9.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair NJ on June 10 and at Caramoor in Katonah NY for the American Roots Music Festival on June 23.

Guitarists Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook on June 15 and is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 21 for the Guitar Summit with guitarist Julian Lage.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 16.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 17 with Los Cubanos Postizos.

Saxophonist David Murray leads the Class Struggle ensemble with trombonist Craig Harris at the Village Vanguard from June 19-24.

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

Drummer Antonio Sanchez is at the Jazz Gallery with Will Vinson’s Trio on June 20.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by saxophonist Marshall Allen returns to Earth on June 23 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday June 10. 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

The annual Vision Fest returns his year for its 23rd edition and as usual provides a week full of avant garde jazz, dance, poetry, and visual art all under the same roof and available for the same admission fee. Single day passes are available and it’s probably a good idea to grab them in advance since the Wednesday night opening is already sold out.

The 2018 event is much earlier than usual: running from May 23-29, wrapping up on Memorial Day. It also features a return to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn after 3 years at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. Roulette’s extremely easy to access, though: it’s one long block from the Atlantic Avenue subways and LIRR station.

The festival officially started on Monday May 21 with films at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.

As is Vision’s tradition, the opening night on Wednesday May 23 is centered around an artist that Vision bestows with a lifetime achievement award. This year’s honoree is pianist Dave Burrell. As is Vision’s tradition, Burrell will perform in multiple ensembles during the course of the evening.

Burrell’s Harlem Renaissance suite featuring drummer Andrew Cyrille should be worth a look, and emanates from the intersection of his family’s history with the era.

Next up is what promises to be a historic reunion of former bandmates when Burrell joins legendary saxophonist Archie Shepp along with drummer Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker; the latter two are both familiar names to the Vision crowd. Burrell appears on several of Shepp’s classic early 1970s albums, including Live at the Pan African Festival, Blasé, Kwanza, and Attica Blues. Additionally, he’s been a more recent collaborator with Drake and Parker. The set promises to be a memorable one, as Shepp doesn’t gig too often in the US now.

Wednesday night’s closing set promises to be an exceptionally exhilarating ride, with Burrell leading a quintet with dual tenor saxophonists in Kidd Jordan and James Brandon Lewis, bassist William Parker, and drummer Hamid Drake. Jordan and Lewis are at opposite ends of the age spectrum, but both have a free-flowing wide open playing style and with Jordan drawing from the deep wells of the southern Blues for much of his inspiration, the pairing with the rising star Lewis should be special for all involved.

Thursday night kicks off with a panel discussion on the topic of “Creating Safe(r) Spaces in the Performing Arts,” featuring members of the We Have a Voice Collective, who released an open letter on sexism in Jazz.

Electric guitarist Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl ensemble starts Thursday night, followed by Vision veteran Whit Dickey’s trio. The Women With an Axe to Grind ensemble is something not to be overlooked, though. Bassist Jöelle Léandre will be making a rare US appearance and is joined by flutist Nicole Mitchell and violist Melanie Dyer.

Friday night brings pianist Matthew Shipp in different ensembles. Shipp teams up with Daniel Carter on saxophone/trumpet/flute and ever-present bassist William Parker for “Seraphic Light” early in the evening and leads the “Acoustic Ensemble” for the closing set. In between that, drummer Nasheet Waits’s “Equality” ensemble has a set that will be worth catching.

On Saturday, vocalist Fay Victor’s “Mutations for Justice” hits early in the evening. Victor’s freeform vocals are nearly otherworldly at times, creating a sonic palette for improvisations reminiscent of reed instruments. Slightly later, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire joins pianist Kris Davis and drummer/percussionist Tyshawn Sorey for another highly anticipated experimental set. Drummer/percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett draws Saturday night’s cleanup slot with a variation of his long-running Afro-Horn ensemble with trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah as a special guest.

Sunday starts with an afternoon panel discussion moderated by writer Scott Currie, this time for part one on the topic of “The Ongoing Struggle for Cultural Equality in NYC Music Communities” with poet Steve Cannon, pianist Dave Burrell, bassist William Parker, trombonist Craig Harris, Bernadette Speach, and Adam Shatz. Later on, Harris closes out the evening with his “Brown Butterfly” suite.

Memorial Day Monday brings another afternoon panel discussion and continues Sunday’s theme. Mike Heller moderates a panel of bassist Reggie Workman, trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah, saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, bassist Luke Stewart, drummer Warren Smith, and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker.

Fly or Die, Trumpeter Jamie Branch’s first release as a leader, gained favorable reviews last year. You get a chance to see her ensemble live in the evening’s first set of music. Slightly later Cooper-Moore gets a solo piano set followed by saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc’s “New World Pygmies.”

Finally, saxophonist Oliver Lake’s big band closes out the entire festival on Monday night. The final festival set is traditionally a large affair and this year should be no different, especially for someone with the compositional skills of Lake. People unfamiliar with Vision might have different ideas of what a big band sounds like, but Lake’s effort here is likely to be one that swings hard while creating multiple spaces for free improvisation and pushes the boundaries.

One unique attribute of Vision is the atmosphere it intentionally creates be breaking down boundaries between audience and musicians and even musicians themselves: it’s not uncommon to see musicians attend on different days simply to watch the other sets as audience members. There’s also a vending area open every night that provides the opportunity to take home some of the music one hears and possibly even get it autographed on the spot.

Vision’s one of the most highly anticipated festivals on our calendar every year at Suga’ in My Bowl radio, and for good reason. It’s a festival of Jazz that intentionally brings one back to the roots of what the music should be about: improvisation, community, and creativity.

For a deeper dive into this year’s honoree Dave Burrell, check out our show that aired on May 13 on WBAI. Our May 27 show will focus on trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, who’ll be part of Oliver Lake’s big band on the same night. It will air on WBAI (and stream online) from 11 PM-1 AM on the 27th and be archived on our site afterwards.

We’ll also check back in with a review and photos after Vision wraps up.

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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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