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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_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.

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

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

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.

Percussionist Steve Kroon will be leading a sextet at Smoke on November 19th.

Looking 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!

Vocalist René Marie will be at 54 Below on November 21st -22nd.

Blues singer Alexis P. Suter will be at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on November 22nd.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI next week, November 16th. 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.

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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_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 feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

This week’s guest is drummer Hamid Drake. There are no immediate shows to announce, but we’ll keep you up to date with this segment. But we have other listings for you if you want to catch music this week.

Blueswoman Alexis P. Suter will be at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen NJ on June 27th.

Saturday, June 28th is shaping up to be a big day, music-wise.

Last week’s guest, drummer J.T. Lewis, will be appearing with Sandra St. Victor at Prospect Park’s Celebrate Brooklyn! series on June 28th.

Several guests will be at NYU’s Skirball Center for a Jazz Forum for the Arts benefit performance. Drummers Bobby Sanabria and Michael Carvin, trombonist Steve Turre, and many others will be there.

Bassist Reggie Workman will have a birthday celebration concert at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn.

Finally, if you’re up for a road trip, you can catch pianist Marc Cary‘s Focus Trio and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s In the Beginning Octet at the Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs NY on June 28th.

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

Also on the horizon, pianist Geri Allen has a residency at The Stone on the Lower East Side from July 1st through the 6th. On the 6th, she’ll be joined by saxophonist Tia Fuller.

The Blue Note Jazz Festival, wraps up this week with events in several venues.

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.

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 on the radio, of course, is a memorial tribute to the late Yusef Lateef, who Joyce interviewed back in 2010 when he was named an NEA Jazz Master. We’ll keep our ear to the ground and post info on any NYC area memorials when they’re announced.

The big news this week is the 10th Anniversary of the at the Winter Jazz Fest in multiple venues in Greenwich Village from January 7-11th. Former Suga’ guests include 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 many more outstanding acts (including a few we have on our radar for future shows). We’ll have a listener’s guide posted here in the next few days, but for now, we’ll point you to the schedule to make plans accordingly. And a reminder that you can go to the Suga’ in My Bowl audio archives to check up on past guests and help you decide who to see.

You can see organist Akiko Tsuruga lead a trio in a 10:45 PM set on Saturday, January 11th at the Garage restaurant, 99 Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan. She’ll also be at Kotobuki Restaurant in Manhattan on January 6th and 13th.

Harpist Brandee Younger plays a tribute to Dorothy Ashby at Drom on the Lower East Side on Sunday, January 12th.

Looking ahead, drummer Will Calhoun leads a trio at Iridium with pianist Marc Cary on Monday, January 13th.

Pianist Diane Schuur leads an ensemble at Birdland from the 13th to the 18th.

That’s all for now. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, January 12th 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 month’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.

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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