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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. Look for us at this year’s Vision Festival, which we’ll be reporting from and previewed last week with drummer Andrew Cyrille, guitarist Marc Ribot, vocalist Lisa Sokolof, pianist Geri Allen, and festival organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
 
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The big event is the Vision Festival and WBAI’s a media sponsor. It starts on the 5th with films celebrating the Sun Ra Arkestra at Anthology Film Archives and moves to Judson Memorial Church from the 7-12 with nightly performances highlighting the career of bassist Henry Grimes. Former guests include poet Quincy Troupe, saxophonist Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Michele Rosewoman, drummer Hamid Drake, and bassist William Parker. The schedule is at Vision’s site.
 
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. See our review of the show for more details. Calhoun is also at City Winery for an acoustic show with Living Colour on June 8.
 
Saxophonist David Murray is at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on the 7th.
 
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Jazz Standard from the 7-12.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at BB King’s on the 8th.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room from June 8-9.
 
Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre is at Smoke with the “Bones of Art” ensemble from the 8-9.
 
Saxophonist René McLean is at Smoke, joined by fellow saxophonist Gary Bartz for a Jackie McLean tribute from June 10-12.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on June 11th.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers joins Talib Kweli at The Blue Note on June 13th.
 
Vocalist Rene Marie is at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on the 14th for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s annual benefit concert.
 
Bassist Christian McBride is at The Blue Note from June 14-19th.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer is at the Jazz Standard from June 15-19th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at Smoke on the 15th.
 
Pianist /Vocalist Andy Bey is at Mezzrow from the 17-18th.
 
Poet Sonia Sanchez’s and saxophonist Gary Bartz are at The Blue Note for an afternoon show on June 18th.
 
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for a free Summerstage performance on the 18th as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
 
Finally, the Blue Note Jazz festival runs throughout the month and has many more shows in addition to the ones highlighted here.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on June 12. 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_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 guest is poet, writer, educator, and activist Nikki Giovanni. She has no local appearances, look for her new book Chasing Utopia at your bookseller of choice. And we have other live music listings for you this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on August 20th.

Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones leads a group in a late night set at Smoke on August 20th.

Drummer Will Calhoun appears with Living Colour at a free outdoors concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Theater Square in Newark on August 21st.

ParkerJazzFest2014Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana is at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 24th.

Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana will be in Tompkins Square Park for free concert as part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 24th.

Drummer Michael Carvin has a release party for his new Flash Forward CD at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s club on August 25th.

You have two chances to catch Blues singer Alexis P. Suter and her band. They’ll be at BB King’s on August 25th and have a free outdoor concert in Ridgefield CT’s Ballard Park on the 28th.

Lastly, vocalist Diane Schuur will be at Ocean City NJ at the Ocean City Pier on August 27th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI August 24th and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

Special program note: You also still have a chance to get a copy of our summer fund drive premium with Howard University professor Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr‘s fantastic biography of the legendary Pan African scholar Dr. John Henrik Clarke. You can support WBAI (and our show) by pledging for a copy of the Dr. Clarke special on CD or donating as little as $5 at the secure online donation site.

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.

With the holiday season upon us, schedules are light again this week, but there are a few shows for you to check out.

Pianist Harold Mabern spends a week at Smoke Jazz as part of saxophonist Eric Alexander’s quartet starting on the 23rd. You can even ring in the New Year with them with special New Year’s Eve shows.

You can see organist Akiko Tsuruga lead a trio in a 10:45 PM set on Saturday, December 28th at the Garage restaurant, 99 Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan. She’ll also be sitting in with the Bill Saxton Trio on Sunday the 29th from 2-6 in the afternoon at Harlem’s Jacob Restaurant, 142nd and 8th Avenue.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria has a New Year’s Eve show with Sexteto Ibiano on from 10 PM to 1 AM at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in the South Bronx. Admission is very reasonable: less than the cost of the average movie.

Drummer Will Calhoun has a January 2nd gig at the Brooklyn Bowl with Living Colour.

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.




Looking ahead, several former Suga’ guests will be at the Winter Jazz Fest in multiple venues in Greenwich Village from January 7-11th. Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Lakecia Benjamin, Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, Renee Marie, Howard Johnson and Gravity, The Gary Bartz Quartet, Teri Lyne Carrington, Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, and much more. We’ll have more details when we return in January, but you might want to get those tickets early. UPDATE: there’s a 25% discount until December 26th by using the code HOLIDAYGIFT at the Ticketmaster site.

That’s all for now. Thanks to our new, expanded schedule, we now appear weekly except for the last Sunday of the month, which means that we’re off next week. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, January 5th 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 or consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. If you missed last week’s mini fund drive, it’s not too late to pledge for our special Pat Metheny CD set or our “Brazilian Journey” special, which traces the evolution of Brazilian music styles. Neither will arrive in time for holiday gift giving, but they’re still good to have

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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