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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.
 
We’re off the air this week, but stop by our archives to get your fix from nearly 7 years of archived shows until next week. Also see our review of Will Calhoun’s art exhibit on display in the South Bronx. 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.
 
Saxophonist Tia Fuller is at The Blue Note on the 25th with the Berklee Rainbow All Stars.
 
AZA, the exhibit of drummer Will Calhoun’s visual art collaboration is on display at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx until July 21st. Calhoun will be at the Blue Note on the 26th May 30th with McCoy Tyner.
 
Pianist Randy Weston has a busy week. He leads the African Rhythms ensemble with bassist Alex Blake in the Dweck Center of the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch on the 26th and in a free performance at New School University’s Tishman Auditorium on the 28th to close out his yearlong residency. Finally, Weston returns to the Dweck Center on the 30th for a talk on the African roots of jazz. The Brooklyn library 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.
 
Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio in a lunchtime set at St. Peter’s Church on April 27th.
 
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 is 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.
 
Saxophonist and EVI master Marshall Allen makes a rare non-Arkestra Earthly appearance with two sets at The Stone on April 30.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at The Stone on May 1 for the early set and at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on May 7th.
 
Vocalist Kurt Elling, bassist Christian McBride, and vocalist Dianne Reeves all lead groups at the Prospect Park Bandshell on May 7 as part of the GRAMMY Park festival.
 
Pianist Michele Rosewoman leads her Quintessence ensemble at Zinc Bar on May 5.
 
Organist John Medeski is at The Stone on May 6.
 
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.
 
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.

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 highlights the AACM musicians collective. Their 50th anniversary celebration features talks and performances every Friday night in October starting on the 9th at the Community Church of New York on E 35th St. Full schedule and details are at the AACM New York website. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Bassist Alex Blake is at the Blue Note with vocalist Julie E on September 21.

Director Carol Bash is at HarlemStage on the City College of New York campus for a screening of her Mary Lou Williams documentary The Lady Who Swings the Band on September 22. Pianist Geri Allen and Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin will be on hand also for a performance and discussion.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Palisades in Brooklyn on September 23.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from September 23-24.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at Smoke with a Jackie McLean tribute from September 23-24.

Drummer Kim Thompson leads a quartet at Zinc Bar on the 24.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at the West Gate Lounge in Nyack NY on the 25th with Larry Harlow’s Latin Legends Band and has a free outdoor show at Pelham Bay Park’s Bartow Pell Mansion in the Bronx at 6 PM on October 2.

Percussionist Steve Kroon will be at Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church of Crown Heights for Jazz Vespers with the Jeff King Band on September 27.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts leads a quartet at the Jazz Standard from September 24-27 and returns with Yosvany Terry on October 8-10.

Saxophonist Billy Harper is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 29th with the Josh Evans Big Band for a Roaring Twenties Jazz Age party.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake and legendary bassist Reggie Workman at the Blue Note as TRIO3 from September 29-October 1. Pianist Vijay Iyer joins them as a guest on the 30.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 4th. 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 guest is blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter! You can catch her and her band at the Westport CT Blues Festival on September 6. And we have lots more music for you this week, so let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

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

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Le Poisson Rouge on August 26.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on the 27th and September 3 at The Gin Fizz.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria helps wrap up the Jazzmobile season with a free outdoor performance at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on the 28th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on the 29th.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts sits in with the Fort Apache Band at the Blue Note from September 1-6.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Newark NJ’s Gateway Center (across the street from Newark Penn Station) for a free lunchtime outdoor performance on September 2nd.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Le Poisson Rouge on September 2nd.

Pianist Harold Mabern joins Peppe Merola’s Quintet at Smoke on September 3rd.

Vocalist Thana Alexa is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on September 3rd.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Labor Day Weekend: September 6th. 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.

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.

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 July 26. Until then, our our audio archives have you covered for your Suga’ fix including last week’s show on Nina Simone featuring interviews with What Happened, Miss Simone? filmmaker Liz Garbus and others. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on July 21.

Drummer Kim Thompson is at 55 Bar on July 22 with Mike Stern.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on July 23 and 30 at The Gin Fizz in Harlem.

Pianist Barry Harris is at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor concert as part of the Jazzmobile series on July 24.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Smoke on July 24-26 with Heads of State.

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley is be at the Beacon Jazz Festival on July 25 with the International Brass and Membrane Corps.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter has a free outdoor show in Wagner Park near the Battery in Manhattan on July 30.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves July 26. 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_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.

This week’s guests are past and present members of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Currently under the direction of Marshall Allen, they’re on a tour celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ra’s arrival on Planet Earth. You can see one guest, Ahmed Abdullah, whose Diaspora ensemble will be playing Sun Ra’s music at 2 Brooklyn gigs this week. Catch them at Sista’s Place on Saturday May 10th or the Shapeshifter lab on Sunday the 11th.

Columbia University Professor and writer Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin will be part of a conversation about Charlie Parker’s life and legacy at Minton’s on Monday May 5th.

And Wednesday the 7th is unusually busy this week.

On Wednesday, Drummer Kim Thompson appears at Showman’s Jazz Club.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears at Minton’s with the “3SUM” group.

And, finally, pianist Vijay Iyer has is at The Stone. He also has a free performance—that’s right, free—at the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall on Friday May 9th. You need to reserve tickets in advance for Friday, which you can do at the Harlem Stage website.

Also on Friday the 9th, drummer Bobby Sanabria leads his Multiverse Big Band in a daytime show at the Apollo Theater and Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Drummer Michael Carvin have a late show at the Apollo Café.

Many of these events are part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines festival.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI next Sunday (May 11th) and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here with a fresh set of listings.

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 or 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.

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.

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 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.

Suga in My Bowl 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 Hammond B3 organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Tonight’s guest, Dr. Lonnie Smith, has a CD release party with his “In the Beginning” Octet at the Jazz Standard from August 15th to 18th with sets at 7:30 and 9:30 PM and an additional 11:30 set on Saturday the 17th. He’s appearing on the 10th and 11th in San Jose, California if there are any Suga’ listeners in that area. See Dr. Lonnie’s site for details on those shows.

There are a few important shows coming up this week.

Bassist Reggie Workman and pianist Vijay Iyer will be appearing along with Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille as part of Trio 3. They’ll be at Birdland from the 6th through the 10th.

The Jazzmobile series hosts Drummer Will Calhoun with a free concert on Wednesday August 7th , 7 PM at Grant’s Tomb in Manhattan: West 120th St and Riverside Dr.

Also with Jazzmobile is The Bobby Sanabria Big Band. They’ll be at 106th St and Central Park West at 4:30 PM on Saturday, August 10th. See the Jazzmobile site for more info and a full schedule that runs through the end of the month.

Also on Saturday, August 10th, organist Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage, 99 Seventh Ave. South, NYC. 10:45PM-2:45AM & September 28th. Avi Rothbard – guitar, Fukushi Tainaka -drums, Akiko – organ.

Going further back into the archives, saxophonist Lou Donaldson will be leading a Quartet at the Village Vanguard from August 13-18 with 8:30 and 10:30 sets.

Looking further ahead, last show’s guest Jeff “Tain” Watts will appear at the Vanguard with his Quartet from September 3rd through the 8th.

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 Thompkins 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.

Finally, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will appear one night only at the Blue Note on Monday August 26th.

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 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.