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Suga in My Bowl radio presents a new weekly feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

Program note: Suga’ in My Bowl has changed to a biweekly schedule on WBAI Radio and will now alternate Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11 PM -1 AM time period. You’ll get the same great show; just every other week! So mark your calendars or just keep up with us via our Facebook page, the blog here, or our main website and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week. To get your fix until then, our audio archives have several years worth of shows: more than enough to keep you occupied for Sunday brunch or while doing laundry, housecleaning, or a good workout. Until then, here’s what other Suga’ guests are doing in the area.

Guitarist Pat Metheny and his Unity Group wraps up a rare week of sets to end their world tour at the Blue Note on December 7th.

Bassist Christian McBride finishes a week at the Village Vanguard with his Inside Straight ensemble on December 7th. He returns with a trio from the 9th to 14th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on December 7th.

Bassist Reggie Workman will be at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Azar Lawrence’s Quartet for celebration of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme on December 9th to 10th.

UPenn professor Dr. Guthrie Ramsey will be at HarlemStage on the City College of NY campus on December 11th for a free roundtable discussion on the current state of Black music.

Pianist and vocalist Andy Bey will be at Minton’s in Harlem on the 12th and 13th.

Drummer Michael Carvin will be at Kitano on December 12th to 13th with a release party for his new Flash Forward CD.

Vocalist Carol Maillard and the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock return to the area for their annual holiday concerts. You can catch them at Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Center on December 13th and at NJPAC in Newark on the 20th.

Pianist Randy Weston will be the master of ceremonies for a tribute to saxophonist Rene McLean at the Schomburg Center on December 16th. Details are on the Sista’s Place website.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 16th.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from December 16th to 21st.

Pianist Vijay Iyer presents “Music for Transformation” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on December 18th to 20th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at Smoke from the 19th to 22nd as part of their John Coltrane festival.

Low Brass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley, returns at Terra Blues on Bleecker Street with Hazmat Modine on December 20th.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at Minton’s in Harlem on the 21st.

Looking much further ahead, vocalist Catherine Russell and master drummer Michael Carvin will both be appearing at Mohonk Mountain House’s Jazz on the Mountain from January 16-19th, but you need to reserve space now.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI December 14th. We’ll 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

Suga in My Bowl radio presents a new weekly feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

Program note: Suga’ in My Bowl has changed to a biweekly schedule on WBAI Radio and will now alternate Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11 PM -1 AM time period. You’ll get the same great show; just every other week! So mark your calendars or just keep up with us via our Facebook page, the blog here, or our main website and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

This week’s guest is Low Brass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley, who returns for the second part of our interview with him. If you like what you hear, you can catch him with Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues on Bleecker Street on December 6th and 20th. Until then, here’s what other Suga’ guests are doing in the area.

Guitarist Pat Metheny wraps up a world tour with his Unity Group. Catch them for a rare week of sets at the Blue Note from December 2nd-7th.

Bassist Christian McBride kicks off a 2-week run at the Village Vanguard with his Inside Straight ensemble from December 2nd-7th. He returns with a trio from the 9th to 14th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from December 4th-7th.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at HarlemStage on the campus of the City College of NY on December 4th for a free performance at an event honoring writers James Baldwin and Audre Lorde. you can also see her at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem for the Jazz Vespers on December 7th.

Saxophonist René McLean will be at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on December 6th.

Bassist Reggie Workman will be at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Azar Lawrence’s Quartet for celebration of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme on December 9th to 10th.

UPenn professor Dr. Guthrie Ramsey will be at HarlemStage on the City College of NY campus on December 11th for a free roundtable discussion on the current state of Black music.

Drummer Michael Carvin will be at Kitano on December 12th to 13th with a release party for his new Flash Forward CD.

Vocalist Carol Maillard will be at Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Center on December 13th for a holiday concert with the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Pianist Randy Weston will be the master of ceremonies for a tribute to saxophonist Rene McLean at the Schomburg Center on December 16th. Details are on the Sista’s Place website.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 16th.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI December 14th. We’ll 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_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.

BluesPeople_Image_smallWe start this week’s listings with tonight’s guest, Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin who appears as part of a reflection on the 50th anniversary of Amiri Baraka’s Blues People book in a free event at the Newark Museum. Writer Amiri Baraka and professors Guthrie Ramsey and Robert G. O’Meally are also on the panel.

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.




Pianist Marc Cary and his Focus Trio have one night at the Jazz Standard on Wednesday December 4th.

Akiko_headshot-199x300Organist Akiko Tsuruga has 3 shows this week. On December 4th she’ll be at An Beal Bocht Café on West 238th St in the Bronx (which is a short walk from the #1 train line) with her octet. On Friday the 6th, she’ll be at the Honeycomb Playhouse Speakeasy at 735A St. Nicholas Ave (at 147th St.), and you can catch her Saturday night at Showman’s on West 125th St.


Drummer and bandleader Bobby Sanabria has a free show at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Café on the 6th.

Kenny Garrett Will be at the Iridium from December 6th to the 8th.

Looking further ahead, pianist Harold Mabern appears at the Jazz Standard as part of saxophonist George Coleman’s New Octet from December 11th-15th.

Drummer Will Calhoun plays a free show at the BAM Café on December 13th.

Drummer Michael Carvin will be at the Kitano Jazz Club on December 13th and 14th.

That’s all for now. Thanks to our new, expanded schedule, we now appear weekly except for the last Sunday of the month. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, December 8th 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. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge.

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.

Tonight’s guest, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, is currently touring Europe to support his new Pushing the World Away release, but look for him on November 9th at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, NJ.

Dee Dee Bridgewater stars in the musical Lady Day, based on the life of Billie Holiday. Now in previews, with the regular run starting in October at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St.



Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears with the Yosvany Terry Quintet at Dizzy’s Club on September 24th and 25th.

Bud_Powell_coverU Penn professor (and host of our “Blues Journey” special) Dr. Guthrie Ramsey reads from his new book, The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop, 7 PM September 27th in Room 754 of Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Extension: 120th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Event details at Columbia’s Institute for Research in African American Studies website.

Pianist Geri Allen performs a series of concerts featuring the Afro Blue Vocal Ensemble of Duke Ellington’s “Three Black Kings” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and the State Theater in New Brunswick from September 27th to 29th. Details are at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra website.

Geri Allen also appears with the Marcus Belgrave Quartet at the Jazz Standard on October 1.

Organist John Medeski has 3 upcoming area shows with John Zorn. They’ll be at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on September 27th and have 7:30 and 10:30 PM shows at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Bleecker St on the 29th.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves will be at the Tarrytown Music Hall on September 28th.

Organist (and Dr. Lonnie Smith student) Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage on September 28th.

Pianist Vijay Iyer has 3 upcoming appearances at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University in New Jersey. There’s a free talk on October 2nd and performances of his “Open City” large ensemble on the 4th and 5th.

Last show’s guest, pianist Michele Rosewoman, will be performing with her New Yor-Uba ensemble at Dizzy’s Club on Monday September 30th and Tuesday October 1st.

Bassist Reggie Workman will be at the Jazz Standard as part of an ensemble celebrating Art Blakey’s legacy on October 3rd through 6th.

Finally, Dizzy’s Club presents the Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen in “Sun Ra Turns 100” on October 5th.

That’s all for now. Remember to tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, October 13th 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. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. You can also pick up Suga’ premiums you might have missed, like our Abbey Lincoln special or the Journey with Bobby Sanabria.

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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