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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 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.

Due to our new schedule, we were off the WBAI airwaves this week, but will be back on the 19th. Until then, you might take a look at our archives, which now have four years worth of shows, including our show with Pharaoh Sanders, who had a birthday on Monday. Meanwhile, there are other opportunities to see Suga’ guests in action.

Bassist Christian McBride will be in Brooklyn with Alicia Olatuja at the BRIC House Ballroom on October 16th.

Drummer Michael Carvin has a free concert at the Newark Museum as part of WBGO Radio’s Kids’ Jazz series on October 18th. Note that while admission is free, you need to have a child with you.

Pianist Randy Weston leads his African Rhythms Quintet with bassist Alex Blake at the Manhattan School of Music on October 17th.

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.

Lastly, legendary pianist Barry Harris will be at the Flushing Town Hall theater in Queens on October 17th.

Bassist Mimi Jones will be appearing at the Upper West Side’s Bar Thalia on October 10th with her band. She’ll also be at The Lion in Greenwich Village on the 19th.

Looking ahead, drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be at Jazzmobile’s 50 Anniversary benefit concert on October 24th at Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church and on October 25th at the Hostos Center for the Performing Arts in the South Bronx with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Big Band.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is back on the WBAI airwaves next week, October 19th. 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.

We’re off the WBAI airwaves for the last Sunday of the month, but next week’s live guest is drummer Bobby Sanabria. You can catch him at a benefit concert for Dave Valentin on July 1st at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx. Later this summer, he’ll be at a free performance with the Larry Harlow Latin Legends Orchestra at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 23rd. This week’s light, music-wise, but we still have a few listings for you.

In Saratoga Springs NY on July 1st, saxophonist Tia Fuller appears at Skidmore College’s jazz institute with Rufus Reed’s Quintet.

This week, pianist Geri Allen has a residency at The Stone on the Lower East Side from July 1st through the 5th. On July 1st, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington sits in and on the 5th, she’ll be joined by saxophonist Tia Fuller.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI July 6, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here next Sunday with a fresh set of listings. If you haven’t seen it yet, do check out our coverage of this year’s Vision Fest, where we did a recap of the first day, second and third days, and will have a final recap in a separate post.

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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