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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 guests are harpist Riza Printup and trumpeter Marcus Printup. Also scroll down for our coverage of the NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert in a previous post. As usual, we have lots more music for you this week.
 
We start this week with the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, whose 17th annual jazz festival kicked off on the 15th and runs until May 15th in venues throughout Brooklyn. WBAI Radio is a media sponsor. You can get full information and a schedule from the CBJC by calling 718-773-2252 ext 103.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on the 20th.
 
Bassist Alex Blake and WBAI World of Jazz host Dwight Brewster are at Staten Island’s The Gallery on the 22nd. This event’s part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.
 
Drummer and visual artist Will Calhoun is at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx on the 22nd for a performance and reception to open the show of his visual art, which is on display until July 21st.
 
Pianist/vocalist Andy Bey is at Mezzrow from the 22nd-23rd.
 
Guitarist Pat Metheny returns to the area for a series of shows with bassist Ron Carter. The duo are at Norwalk CT’s Infinity Hall on April 20-21, Cape May NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Fest on the 23rd, and Newton NJ’s Newton Theater on the 24th.
 
Also at Exit Zero is vocalist René Marie, who takes the stage on the 23rd.
 
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Poet/vocalist Latasha Nevada Diggs hosts a free tribute to the late poet Jayne Cortez at Highline Ballroom on the 23rd.
 
Saxophonist “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson has a free outdoor concert at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education Rooftop in the South Bronx on the 23rd.
 
Jeff Lieberman’s The Amazing Nina Simone documentary film screens at the Lower East Side’s Metrograph Theater on the 23rd.
 

 
Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Ginny’s Supper Club on the 23rd.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights for Jazz Vespers on the 24th. This event’s part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.
 
Saxophonist Tia Fuller is at The Blue Note on the 25th with the Berklee Rainbow All Stars.
 
Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms ensemble with bassist Alex Blake in the Dweck Center of the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch on the 26th. Weston returns to the Dweck Center on the 30th for a talk on the African roots of jazz. These events are part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.
 
Looking further ahead, Saxophonist Oliver Lake and bassist Reggie Workman are at Village Vanguard with TRIO3 from April 26-May 1.
 
Drummer Billy Cobham is at The Blue Note from April 27-May 1 with Donald Harrison.
 
Drummer Kim Thompson leads a quartet at Zinc Bar on the 29th.
 
Saxophonist Ahmed Abdullah leads his DIASPORA band at Sistas’ Place on April 30. This event’s part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.
 
Pianist Geri Allen is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on April 30 with Joe Lovano.
 
Finally, The Red Bull Music Academy has a night of spiritual Jazz featuring Pharoah Sanders, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Kamasi Washington on May 8. The event’s listed as sold out, but details are at the Red Bull Music Academy site and there may be a wait list.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on May 1. 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 the air this week, but we’ll be back on WBAI with a fresh show next Sunday with harpist Riza Printup. Meanwhile, if you missed last week’s show with saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp, then head on over to our archives to check it out. Also scroll down for our coverage of the NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert in a previous post. As usual, we have lots more music for you this week as we patiently await the arrival of spring.
 
Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at The Ridgefield Playhouse in CT on April 10.
 
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads the Soulsquad at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on the 14th.
 
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Looking further ahead, poet/vocalist Latasha Nevada Diggs and pianist Marc Cary are at Lincoln Center’s Atrium for a tribute to the late poet Jayne Cortez on the 14th. Diggs also hosts tributes at Poets’ House on the 16th and Highline Ballroom on the 23rd: all of which are free!
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on April 15-16.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on the 16th.
 
Saxophonist Oliver Lake and trombonist Craig Harris will be at Aljira Contemporary Arts Center in Newark NJ on April 16th.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on the 16th.
 
Drummer and visual artist Will Calhoun is at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx on the 22nd for a performance and reception to open the show of his visual art, which is on display until July 21st.
 
Finally, Guitarist Pat Metheny returns to the area for a series of shows with bassist Ron Carter. The duo are at Norwalk CT’s Infinity Hall on April 20-21, Cape May NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Fest on the 23rd, and Newton NJ’s Newton Theater on the 24th.
 
Also at Exit Zero is vocalist René Marie, who takes the stage on the 23rd.
 
Saxophonist “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson has a free outdoor concert at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education Rooftop in the South Bronx on the 23rd.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on April 17th. 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 guest is saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp! He has no immediate area shows, but you can catch the NEA’s tribute concert streamed live on Monday April 4 starting at 8 PM EST on the NEA website or on National Public Radio’s site. And we have lots more music for you this week.
 
The live stream of the NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert features performances by former Suga’ guests Randy Weston, Lakecia Benjamin, Billy Harper, David Murray, Catherine Russell and many more performers. Saxophonists Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders are being honored. You can catch the stream right here:
 

 
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria takes part in a celebration of the music of the Dominican Republic at Manhattan School of Music’s Borden Auditorium on April 4th.
 
Arts for Art’s Justice is Compassion series runs through April 10th at Clemente Soto Velez Center with performances by bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
 
Saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders is at Birdland from April 5-9th.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Village Vanguard from April 5-10th.
 
Organist John Medeski is at The Blue Note from April 5-10th with John Scofield.
 
Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his Evolution ensemble at in a CD release party at Brooklyn Bowl on April 6th.
 
Film director Carol Bash is at Rutgers University Newark’s Institute for Jazz Studies for a talk and screening of her Mary Lou Williams documentary film The Lady Who Swings the Band on April 6th.
 
Drummer Michael Carvin leads a trio in a free lunchtime concert at Newark’s Gateway Center at 12 noon on April 7th.
 
Pianist Randy Weston celebrates his 90th birthday at Brooklyn’s Jazz 966 on April 8th.
 
Bassist Bob Cranshaw is at Smoke with George Coleman’s Quartet from April 8-10th.
 
Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at the Montclair NJ Public Library on April 9th.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at The Turning Point in Piermont NY on April 9 and The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on the 16th.
 
Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at The Ridgefield Playhouse in CT on April 10.
 
Looking further ahead, Pianist Marc Cary and poet/vocalist Latasha Nevada Diggs are at Lincoln Center’s Atrium for a tribute to the late poet Jayne Cortez on the 14th. She also hosts tributes at Poets’ House on the 16th and Highline Ballroom on the 23rd: all of which are free!
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on April 15-16.
 
Saxophonist Oliver Lake and trombonist Craig Harris will be at Aljira Contemporary Arts Center in Newark NJ on April 16th.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on the 16th.
 
Finally, Guitarist Pat Metheny returns to the area for a series of shows with bassist Ron Carter. The duo are at Norwalk CT’s Infinity Hall on April 20-21, Cape May NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Fest on the 23rd, and Newton NJ’s Newton Theater on the 24th.
 
Also at Exit Zero is vocalist René Marie, who takes the stage on the 23rd.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on April 17th. 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 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 11-1 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.

SOS_book_coverThis week’s show is a second look at the Black Arts Movement with Sonia Sanchez and Drs. John Bracey and James Smethurst and their new book SOS–Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader. It’s a fund drive show, and you can support WBAI (and our show) by donating as little as $5 or pledging for our Black Arts Movement audio premium or the book itself. As usual, there are other opportunities to see Suga’ guests in action.

Pianist Harold Mabern will be at Smoke on Monday, November 3rd.

Vocalist René Marie and saxophonist Billy Harper among the acts at Atlantic City’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival. Harper takes the stage with the Cookers on November 7th and Marie performs on the 8th.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at the Cell Theatre on November 8th and 15th.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Harlem’s historic, reopened Minton’s on November 9th.

Pianist Randy Weston will be at NYU’s Skirball Center for a performance of the music of James Reece Europe on November 9th and in a panel discussion on the 10th. More details are at NYU’s Institute for African American Affairs.

Speaking of Randy Weston, this week’s the last chance to catch the Visions, Roots, and Rhythms exhibit of visual art inspired by Weston’s musical collaboration with trombonist and composer Melba Liston. It’s at the at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery through November 8th and features work from a number of visual artists, including trombonist (and former Suga’ guest) Dick Griffin.

Trombonist Craig Harris will be at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Harlem on November 11th. Call the church for details at 212-283-2928 or check their Facebook page.

Pianist Vijay Iyer will have a pre-concert talk and lead a trio at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts in CT on November 15th.

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Looking further ahead, guitarist Pat Metheny returns to the area with his Unity Group. They’ll be at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on November 19th, Bergen NJ’s Performing Arts Center on the 20th, and The Space in Westbury Long Island on the 21st. Note that Metheny’s shows often sell out early!

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI November 16th. 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 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 11-1 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.

SOS_book_coverWe’re off the airwaves this week: catch us next Sunday. Until then, why not check out a show you missed from our archives? There’s also still time to pledge for for our Black Arts Movement premium with a gift to WBAI. You can also support WBAI (and our show) by donating as little as $5 online and we’re grateful for those of you who keep the station rolling along. And there are opportunities to see Suga’ guests in action this week.

On display until November 4th at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery is Visions, Roots, and Rhythms, visual art inspired by the musical collaboration of Randy Weston and Melba Liston. It features work from a number of visual artists, including trombonist (and former Suga’ guest) Dick Griffin.

Multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle (who we profiled back in the summer for our Vision Fest show) will have a solo piano performance at Le Poisson Rouge on October 30th.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett returns to Iridium on October 30th, 31st, and November 1st.

Looking further ahead, pianist Harold Mabern will be at the Jazz Standard from October 30th to November 2nd with George Coleman’s New Quintet. You can also catch him uptown at Smoke on Monday, November 3rd.

Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones. will be at the Upper West Side’s Bar Thalia on the 31st with her band.

You can see drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria in a free Saturday afternoon show at the Brooklyn Heights public library branch with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on November 1st.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at the Cell Theatre on November 1st.

Poet Jesús Papoleto Meléndez will be one of many poets reading at the Hoboken Museum in New Jersey on November 2nd for “Broken English Lessons” a tribute to the late Pedro Pietri.

Finally, keep an eye out for Atlantic City’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival, which has vocalist René Marie and saxophonist Billy Harper among the acts during the November 7th-9th weekend.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is back on the on the WBAI airwaves next week, November 3rd. We’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and 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 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 11-1 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.

SOS_book_coverThis week’s show is a presentation by Sonia Sanchez and Drs. John Bracey and James Smethurst on the Black Arts Movement and their new book SOS–Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader. It’s a fund drive show, and you can support WBAI (and our show) by donating as little as $5 or pledging for our Black Arts Movement premium. As usual, there are other opportunities to see Suga’ guests in action.

On display until November 4th at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery is Visions, Roots, and Rhythms, visual art inspired by the musical collaboration of Randy Weston and Melba Liston. It features work from a number of visual artists, including trombonist (and former Suga’ guest) Dick Griffin.

You have several chances to catch bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones. She’ll be at Small’s with Luis Perdomo’s Quartet on October 22nd, at the Upper West Side’s Bar Thalia on the 24th and 31st with her band, and The Lion in Greenwich Village on the 26th.

Bobby Sanabria|Photo: Joe Conzo

Bobby Sanabria|Photo: Joe Conzo

You also have several chances to catch drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria at the end of the month. He’ll be at the Hostos Center for the Performing Arts in the South Bronx with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Big Band on October 25th. On the 26th, he leads the New School University student Afro Cuban Jazz band in their monthly gig at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café. Finally, on November 1st, you can see him in a free Saturday afternoon show at the Brooklyn Heights public library branch with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble. Note that the 10/24 Jazzmobile 50 Anniversary benefit concert at First Corinthian Baptist Church has been postponed. Get in touch with the Jazzmobile crew for alternate arrangements or keep an eye/ear out for a new date.

Saxophonist Billy Harper will be at The Stone on the Lower East Side on October 26th with Oliver Lake’s Organ Quartet.

Looking ahead, multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle (who we profiled back in the summer for our Vision Fest show) will have a solo piano performance at Le Poisson Rouge on October 30th.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett returns to Iridium on October 30th, 31st, and November 1st.

Looking further ahead, pianist Harold Mabern will be at the Jazz Standard from October 30th to November 2nd with George Coleman’s New Quintet. You can also catch him uptown at Smoke on Monday, November 3rd.

Poet Jesús Papoleto Meléndez will be one of many poets reading at the Hoboken Museum in New Jersey on November 2nd for “Broken English Lessons” a tribute to the late Pedro Pietri.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at the Cell Theatre on November 1st.

Finally, keep an eye out for Atlantic City’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival, which has vocalist René Marie and saxophonist Billy Harper among the acts during the November 7th-9th weekend.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI November 3rd. 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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week for the last Sunday of the month. We’ll be back with a new show on June 1st to wrap up WBAI’s spring fund drive. If you missed our Amiri Baraka premium, you can still pick one up with a pledge to WBAI. Until then, we’ll point you to our audio archives for your Sunday night fix. But the music goes on, so we’ve got listings.

Pianist Randy Weston leads his African Rhythms Quartet with bassist Alex Blake at the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn on May 31st.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Village Vanguard from May 27th-June 1st.

Trombonist Steve Turre is at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on May 30 – 31.

Tubist Howard Johnson will perform at the Eric Dolphy Jazz Fest in Montclair, NJ on May 30th.

Those up for a longer roadtrip might want to check out vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and saxophonist Tia Fuller at Cape May NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Fest, also on May 30th.

Drummer Will Calhoun is at City Winery with Living Colour on June 2nd.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs leads his Trio Plus ensemble at BB King’s on June 3rd.

Looking further ahead, the big news on the horizon is the start of the Blue Note Jazz Festival which we mentioned last week, and spans the entire month of June at several venues. We’ll have a fuller post on that alone and weekly updates, but there are a few early shows for Suga’ fans to keep an eye on:

Bassist Christian McBride will team up with André Previn for duets at the Blue Note from June 6-8.

Pianist Harold Mabern will also be at the Blue Note with Saxophonist Eric Alexander for early afternoon jazz brunch shows on June 8th.

We’re eagerly looking forward to Arts for Art’s Vision Fest at Brooklyn’s Roulette and will have more coverage as the date draws closer.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI June 1st and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and 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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week and next because of WBAI’s spring fund drive and will be back with a new show on June 1st. If you missed our Amiri Baraka premium, you can still pick one up with a pledge to WBAI. It’s a good excuse to check out our audio archives where we have an entire 4 years of shows for your Sunday night fix. But the music goes on, so we’ve got listings for you.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on May 21st.

Bassist Christian McBride joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at JALC’s Rose Theater on May 22nd and 23rd.

3789796335_8b2a0bb581_qPianist Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Quintet with bassist Alex Blake and saxophonist Billy Harper performs at the Jazz Standard from May 22nd to 25th. On May 31st, Weston will also lead an African Rhythms Quartet with bassist Alex Blake at the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn.
Photo: Randy Weston by Flickr user El Humilde Fotero del Pánico|Creative Commons/Some Rights Reserved.

Looking further ahead, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Village Vanguard from May 27th-June 1st.

Tubist Howard Johnson will perform at the Eric Dolphy Jazz Fest in Montclair, NJ on May 30th.

Those up for a longer roadtrip might want to check out vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and saxophonist Tia Fuller at Cape May NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Fest, also on May 30th.

Though summer seems far off, the line-ups of some early NYC area jazz festivals and music series that feature jazz have been announced. In June, Arts for Art’s Vision Fest continues at Brooklyn’s Roulette and the Blue Note Jazz Fest returns at different venues. Those looking for free performances should check out NYC Parks’s Summerstage and Brooklyn’s Celebrate Brooklyn series in Prospect Park. We’ll have a fuller roundup of events later on in a separate post, but now’s a good time to start scanning the schedules.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI June 1st, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here 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.

Listen_Whitey_coverTonight’s guest, Pat Thomas, author of Listen Whitey: the Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 (and an accompanying CD from Light in the Attic Records), will appear at Revolution Books in Manhattan on Monday at 7 and a free event at Brooklyn College’s Student Union Building on Tuesday at 2 PM.

And there’s music for you to catch this week.

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.




This Tuesday, November 5th, Amiri Baraka will be at the Newark Museum for an event honoring the 50th anniversary of his influential Blues People book. He’ll be joined by several musicians, including (former Suga guest) trombonist Craig Harris.

Vocalist Carol Maillard will be at the at the Tarrytown Music Hall on November 8th as part of the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Looking ahead, several Suga’ guests will be at Cape May, NJ Exit Zero Jazz Festival. Vocalist Dianne Reeves appears on November 8th. Last month’s guest saxophonist Kenny Garrett and pianist Marc Cary’s Focus Trio take the stage on November 9th.

Dianne Reeves will also be at the Moody Jazz Festival in Newark on November 9th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts plays with Niels Lan Doky at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on November 13th and leads a quartet at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on the 15th.

That’s all for now. Thanks to our New, expanded schedule, remember to tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, November 10th 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.

The October 13th show was en encore presentation of our guide to the musical history of Brazil, “The Brazilian Journey“, hosted by Dr. Judith King-Calnek, and produced and engineered by Suga’ in My Bowl host Joyce Jones. It’s a 3 CD set on offer for a pledge to WBAI Radio during their fall fund drive. And while I’m at it, I’ll point you to the earlier interview we did with Dr. King-Calnek.

And there’s music for you to catch this week.

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.




You have 3 chances to see Bobby Sanabria, who hosted our Journey special. He’ll be at the Americas Society at 980 Park Avenue with his Multiverse Big Band for the Music of the Americas concert on October 15th. On the 19th, he’ll appear with the Eugene Marlow Heritage Ensemble for the free “We’ve Got Rhythms Concert” at 2:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights Branch at 280 Cadman Plaza West in Downtown Brooklyn. Finally, on the 24th, he’ll appear with the Eugene Marlow Heritage Ensemble at the historic Nuyorican Poets Café.

Bassist Christian McBride will be at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with a big band and a trio from October 21st to the 27th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quartet at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on October 26th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz will be leading a Quintet at Smoke on November 1st and 2nd.

Vocalist Carol Maillard will be at the at the Tarrytown Music Hall on November 8th as part of the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Looking ahead, several Suga’ guests will be at Cape May, NJ Exit Zero Jazz Festival. Vocalist Dianne Reeves appears on November 8th. Last month’s guest saxophonist Kenny Garrett and pianist Marc Cary’s Focus Trio take the stage on November 9th.

Dianne Reeves will also be at the Moody Jazz Festival in Newark on November 9th.

That’s all for now. Remember to tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, November 3rd 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.

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