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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 every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. 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 an interview with the vocalist Abiah! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday September 24. You can catch him at Joe’s Pub on October 7 and we’ve got more shows to announce this week.

Trombonist Craig Harris brings the Harlem Night Songs Big Band to Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church for a lunchtime set on September 24.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk with bassist Ron Carter on September 24.

Pianist Aaron Parks leads trios with drummer Billy Hart at the Village Vanguard from September 24-29.

Trumpeter Keyon Harrold is at the Blue Note from September 23-25.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Iridium on September 25.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery on September 25.

Organist Joey DeFrancesco leads a trio at the Jazz Standard from September 26-29.

Saxophonist Marcus Strickland is at the Jazz Gallery with Brooklyn Raga Massive for a John Coltrane tribute on September 27-28.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on September 28 and October 5.

Bassist William Parker and trumpeter Jamie Branch are at the First Street Green Garden on E 1th St for afternoon sets on September 29th for a Roy Campbell tribute as part of Vision Fest promoters’ Arts for Art’s fall season.

Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings is at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with The Comet is Coming on October 1.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from October 1-6.

Bassist Ron Carter leads a big band at Birdland from October 1-5 and returns with his Golden Striker Trio from October 8-12, a quartet from October 15-19 and finally a nonet from October 22-26.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has a screening and talk by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at the Bronx Documentary Center on October 3 and screenings at the City College of New York on October 2 and at Concrete Plant Park in The Bronx on October 5.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis closes out Arts for Art’s In Gardens series with an afternoon set at Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton St on October 5.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on October 5.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Jazz Gallery with Fabian Almazan’s trio on October 5.

Saxophonist Jane Bunnett is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a listening party on October 8.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday September 24 in our new weekly 10 PM slot! 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 Lehman College. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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Words by Hank Williams | Photos by Joyce Jones & Hank Williams

The annual Vision Fest returns his year for its 24th edition and as usual provides a week full of avant garde jazz, dance, poetry, and visual art all under the same roof and available for the same admission fee. Single day passes are available and it’s probably a good idea to grab them in advance since the individual evenings can sell out. It’s worth considering a full festival pass, which gets you entrance to all six nights.

The 2019 event moves back to a more traditional calendar slot, running from June 11-16 and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn. Roulette’s extremely easy to access, though: it’s one long block from the Atlantic Avenue subways and LIRR station.

The festival officially started on Sunday June 9 with film screenings at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.

This post will highlight a few key performances to look forward to, but you can (and should) look at the full schedule since it’s not possible to focus on every performance there in a single post and one of the wonderful things about the festival are the sets that take you by surprise.

Andrew Cyrille | Joyce Jones/Sugabowl Photography

As is Vision’s tradition, the opening night on Tuesday June 11 is centered around an artist that Vision bestows with a lifetime achievement award. This year’s honoree is drummer Andrew Cyrille. As is Vision’s tradition, Cyrille will perform in multiple ensembles during the course of the evening with collaborators chosen by the honoree. Cyrille’s going for quantity this time and will be part of eight different ensembles throughout the evening.

Cyrille’s Haitian Fascination ensemble starts off the night, and here he’s joined by poet Quincy Troupe. Later on is a duet with saxophonist and frequent Vision participant saxophonist Kidd Jordan. Jordan’s wide-open, bluesy style should mesh well and will push the limits as both are consummate improvisors. Following that, drummer Milford Graves joins Cyrille for another duo that recalls the conversation between them in a live performance captured on their 1974 Dialogue of the Drums release.

In the second half of the evening, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and guitarist Brandon Ross join Cyrille for a trio. But one of the highlights of the night not to be missed is Cyrille’s duo with saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. Again, it reunites collaborators from an old recording, this time recalling the 1982 Andrew Cyrille Meets Peter Brötzmann release. Brötzmann rarely plays in the US these days, so any opportunity to see him is worth it.

Henry Grimes (left) and Marc Ribot at the 2016 Vision Fest. | Joyce Jones/Sugabowl Photography

Wednesday night kicks off with the return of guitarist Marc Ribot, who leads a quartet here along with drummer Chad Taylor–a frequent collaborator who was part of Ribot’s trio with bassist Henry Grimes. Nick Dunston (b) and Jay Rodriguez (sax, flute) round out the ensemble. Ribot’s set should be an evolution of his work with the Spiritual Unity ensembles and be a highly experimental, energetic show.

Later on Wednesday night, the stage gets turned over to poetry as Edwin Torres and Fred Moten’s words are accompanied by Brandon Lopez (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums). It should be on the more experimental, “out” end of the spectrum, but that’s one hallmark of Vision: not only does it give space to poets, but it gives them prime time slots, doesn’t relegate them to a secondary stage (which there hasn’t been for several years now), and doesn’t shy away from performances that may be conceptually difficult.

                                            (L-R) Kidd Jordan, Michael Bisio, Hamid Drake | Joyce Jones/Sugabowl Photography

Saxophonist Kidd Jordan earns the closing slot on Wednesday night. Here, he’s joined by frequent Vision collaborators in bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake along with pianist Joel Futterman in a tribute set dedicated to the late AACM member Alvin Fielder. This is another attribute of Vision: the constant reminders of those who’ve passed on and the commitment to continue their legacy through new and revisited work. Jordan’s set should be one of the highlights of the festival, though. While Jordan’s work fits in with the avant garde slant of the festival, it draws equally deeply from the blues and sacred music. One of the most impressive things is his ability to move seamlessly between points of inspiration and create improvised free-form narratives. Parker and Drake are perfect partners here as both have the flexibility to respond to whatever Jordan does and create moods of their own for Jordan to answer.

Melvin Gibbs at the 2016 Vision Fest | Joyce Jones/Sugabowl Photography

Thursday night again features a full night of performances, bookended by two particularly worth paying attention to. The God Particle ensemble brings together Melvin Gibbs (electric bass), Stephon Alexander (sax, laptop, EWI), James Brandon Lewis (sax), Luke Stewart (bass), Marc Cary (piano, synth), Graham Haynes (tpt), Will Calhoun (d), and David Pleasant (d, body perc). Gibbs’s ensemble builds on his interest in physics and collaborative work with Alexander, who’s a theoretical physicist and author of The Jazz of Physics. Their description probably sums up the set best: “God Particle will premiere a new work, Ogodo, the Cosmic Fabric, which examines the similarities between theoretical physics and African cosmology in relation to the concept of the “cosmic fabric” of space-time.”

To close Thursday evening, saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc leads Alto Gladness, featuring a trio of saxophonists along with William Parker (b) and Gerald Cleaver (d) in a tribute to Cecil Taylor that looks to be loud, boisterous fun.

Friday begins the first of a trio of afternoon panel discussions, held at 3 PM before the evening’s main performances start. This afternoon’s focus will be on Race and Gender in music and how it reflects economics and available resources for artists.

Later on Friday night, the duo of bassist William Parker and pianist Matthew Shipp hits, in what they say is their first duo appearance in the US in a decade. Expect intense and nuanced conversation between the two from this intimate set.

Saturday starts off with another rountable discussion (this time at 1 PM) on Practical Concerns of FreeJazz Artists). A large panel takes on a range of issues including housing, funding opportunities, education, and performance opportunities.

James Brandon Lewis at the 2016 Vision Festival | Hank Williams

Saturday night features a solid lineup as well, with several acts worth seeing. Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis’s Unruly Quintet takes the stage at 9:30 PM. The lineup is the same one as the critically acclaimed Unruly Manifesto released earlier this year: Luke Stewart (b), Warren “Trae” Crudup (d), Anthony Pirog (elec guitar), and Jaimie Branch (tpt). Pirog and Branch add depth to the already tight, hard-hitting trio that played Vision in 2016 and made a big impression with their raw energy and Lewis’s incredible honesty. Lewis brings the same raw power and finesse to the stage and the colors and textures Pirog and Branch add to the mix promise an extremely enjoyable and challenging set of music.

Douglas R. Ewart closes out Saturday night with a set that should be a little less high energy than the previous one, but still extremely satisfying as well, with bassist Luke Stewart returning and guitarist Brandon Ross joining the cast to pay tribute to Joseph Jarman.

Sunday starts with the final afternoon panel discussion on Understanding and Achieving Cultural Equity at 3 PM followed by several strong closing night sets. Heroes are Gang Leaders, led by James Brandon Lewis and poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, takes the work of the late poet, writer, music critic, and Vision performer Amiri Baraka as a starting point for their own combination of words and music that serves as a fitting follow-up to Baraka’s own Blue Ark ensembles that graced the Vision stage many times in the past.

Pianist D.D. Jackson draws the honor of closing out the entire festival on Sunday night with a band formed in tribute to the late saxophonist Hamiett Bluiett.

That’s a lot–and it still just scratches the surface of what’s on offer at Vision. Again, it’s worth jumping to the full schedule to see everyone scheduled to perform.

For a deeper dive into this year’s honoree Andrew Cyrille, check out our show that aired on June 4 on WBAI, which was actually the first of two parts. We’ve also previously profiled several of the artists highlighted in this piece.

Constants of the festival are the open atmosphere, where artists mingle before and after sets and outside the venue and the vending area with releases from the artists you’ve just heard–often on small or obscure labels–that you can likely have autographed on the spot to taker home and all sorts of other related things.

With as much change as there is every year in the arts scene and the continuing reports of either the resurgence or death of jazz (depending who you read), the Vision Festival endures as a reassuring institution that’s seemed to survive by keeping true to its roots and taking real ethical and artistic principles that it sticks to no matter what. For an impressive 24 years, that’s been the secret to success, if only by sheer force of will, lots of community support, and tons of behind-the-scenes and often donated labor that substitutes for corporate underwriting. But the above is simply an embodiment of the festival’s name: it creates one vision of what we might want the artistic world to look like and a template for bringing it closer to fruition.

We’ll also check back in with a review and photos after Vision wraps up.

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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. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

Now that the dust has settled on the holiday and New Year’s festivities, it’s time to refocus on music and what’s become a refreshingly busy season in New York for jazz and improvised/creative music.

The Winter Jazz Fest returns for its 15th year in 2019 with the usual staggering array of sets, stages, and ancillary events. Not to be outdone, however, Arts for Art–the scrappy organizers best known for the annual Vision Fest (already scheduled for June 11-16 2019: save the dates)–have fired back with a week of events of their own from the 16-21 at Nublu, which will be covered in a later post. Right now’s a good time to look at WJF’s first “mini marathon” day and a few of the standalone events next week. Look for a deep dive into the marathon days on the 11-12th in our annual Cheat Sheet early next week.

Winter Jazz runs from January 4-12 2019 at a series of venues scattered around its traditional nucleus of Greenwich Village. The traditional “marathon nights” are on the 11th and 12th and it’s best to reserve tickets for them early since they might sell out due to festival’s popularity.

WJF dubs Saturday January 5th as a “mini marathon” with a range of acts in multiple venues. Me’shell Ndegeocello’s this year’s artist-in-residence and has multiple appearances at the fest, including at 7:50 on Saturday at Le Poisson Rouge. I’m particularly looking forward to the Zig Zag Power Trio, which has a 12:20 AM (technically Sunday morning) show at the Bitter End. The trio of Living Colour alums Vernon Reid and Will Calhoun teamed up with bassist Melvin Gibbs put out a fantastic release last year that got nowhere near the attention it should have, but will certainly have a high energy mix of free improvisation pulled from their various influences of jazz, blues, and rock on offer. I’ve written about them here and here, so I’ll send you to those write-ups.

Zinc Bar’s Saturday line-up features the Dave Liebman Group at 8 PM and saxophonist Tia Fuller presents work from her 2018 Diamond Cut album at 10:40 PM. One word of caution, though: Zinc’s a very small venue and gets packed quickly, so be prepared to get there very early.

This is just a sample of all the Saturday night shows; head over to the full schedule for the rest.

With Winter Jazz Fest’s continued popularity and expansion, they’ve also introduced several smaller standalone shows during the week.

Sunday January 6th features several acts at Le Poission Rouge with a return by festival regular guitarist Marc Ribot, who presents work from his 2018 Songs of Resistance release; pianist Samora Pinderhughes’s Transformations Suite; and Toshi Reagon’s annual Word*Rock*Sword event, dedicated to women’s lives.

Monday January 7th features several more sets at Le Poission Rouge, with The Bad Plus, Terri Lyne Carrington‘s Social Science, and Terrence Blanchard’s E-Collective taking the stage. Here, Blanchard does a follow-up to his performance at last fall’s BRIC Jazz Fest, which was one of the best shows I saw all year. Blanchard’s sweeping cinematic arrangements meld together almost seamlessly with nods to late career Miles Davis. Charles Altura’s stirring electric guitar work helps bind the collage together.

On Wednesday January 9th, you’ll have to head to Brooklyn Steel, but will be rewarded by a performance by Medeski, Martin, and Wood, who routinely sell out shows when they appear in New York nowadays and sound as good as they ever have.

On Thursday January 10th, you have a choice between Ndegeocello, who graces the stage of Nublu’s larger space at 151 Avenue C and Gary Bartz, who’s doing a 50th anniversary tribute of his Another Earth album at Le Poisson Rouge with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

Here, Sanders and Bartz get the chance to recreate some of the magic of a half-century ago. Both are still strong players and still in good form, if shaped by long careers. Sanders last graced the WJF stage two years ago in a phenomenal performance that saw Sanders call fellow saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to the stage for a stirring rendition of John Coltrane’s Olé.

Trumpeter Charles Tolliver–who celebrated a milestone of his own last year with the 50th anniversary of Paperman–also rejoins Bartz for the performance.

It promises to be an inspired performance and one not to be missed. Be sure to tune in to our show this Sunday for more Wintter Jazz coverage when Joyce Jones interviews saxophonist Marcus Strickland on Suga’ in My Bowl at 11 PM on WBAI Radio and streaming online.
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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 Lehman College.

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 Trumpeter Eddie Henderson! He has no immediate area shows, but will be at the Winter Jazz Fest in January 2019. Follow us right here for details as the schedule’s finalized. We’d also like to thank those who contributed during WBAI’s Fall Fund Drive. It’s because of you that we’re able to stay on the air!

Felipe Luciano is at St. Peter’s Church for Jerry Gonzalez’s memorial on November 12.

Guitarist Marc Ribot has a residency at The Stone from November 13-17.

Pianist Barry Harris is at St. Peter’s Church for a lunchtime set on November 14.

Trumpeter Adam O’Farrill is at the Jazz Gallery with Gabriel Zucker on November 15.

Vocalists Catherine Russell and Kurt Elling are at NJPAC with the Count Basie Orchestra on November 15.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille and pianist Dave Burrell are at the 75 club on November 15.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria is at the Apollo Theater for a live taping of NPR’s Code Switch on November 16.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on November 17.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on November 17.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on November 17 and 24.

Bassist William Parker, multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore, and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker are at the Clemente Soto Velez Center on November 18 for a free afternoon set as part of Arts for Arts’ Sunday afternoon series.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at St. Peter’s Church for an evening Jazz Vespers set on November 18.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Newark’s NJPAC with Eric Alexander’s quartet on November 18 and leads a trio at Smalls on November 21.

Drummer  Lenny White is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with George Colligan’s Trio on November 20.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on November 20.

Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre is at Smoke for a McCoy Tyner tribute from November 23-25.

Guitarist John Scofield leads a quartet at the Blue Note from November 27 to December 2.

Finally, Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Jazz Gallery with Gabriel Zucker on November 28.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday November 25. 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 Lehman College. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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 if you missed

last week’s show with bassist Joëlle Léandre, head over to our archives where you can hear that and nearly a decade of past shows. She’ll be at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side on October 8 with flutist Nicole Mitchell as part of the Tiger Trio. That’s part of Arts for Arts’ Race and Resistance series.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio is on the eve of its Fall Fund Drive. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy.

Guitarist Marc Ribot and vocalist Fay Victor are at Le Poisson Rouge on October 8 with an album release event for Songs of Resistance.

Bassist Christian McBride leads the New Jawn Quartet at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on October 10-11.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College for a Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday tribute on October 12. She’s also at the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan on October 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 29, and 30.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on October 13, November 3, and November 17.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on October 13 and 20.

Pianist Barry Harris is at William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts in NJ on October 14.

Vocalist Thana Alexa is at Birdland on October 14.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at Le Poisson Rouge on October 17.

Following directly on the heels of their annual September inGardens series, Vision Fest promoter Arts for Art comes roaring back with a Race and Resistance” festival spanning the weekends of October 7-9 and 12-14. The first weekend is at Teatro La TEA inside the Clemente Soto Velez Center at 107 Suffolk St. The show moves uptown for the second weekend to El Taller Latino Americano in the basement of 215 E 99 St. With a total of 22 sets spread over the six nights, there’s too much to fully cover here, but expect appearances by bassists William Parker, Jöelle Leandre; saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, vocalist Fay Victor; trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah; poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez; trombonist Craig Harris; flutist Nicole Mitchell; and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker. The series starts with an artists round table discussion on “Racism and the Right to Vote” on the afternoon of October 7. See the full schedule here.

the BRIC Jazz Fest returns to the BRIC Arts Media Center in downtown Brooklyn from October 13-20 with marathon nights of music on the 18, 19, and 20. Highlights include Lakecia Benjamin and the Soul Squad on October 18 and Terrence Blanchard on October 20.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Birdland from October 16-20 with a big band; October 23-27 with a quartet; and October 30-November 2 with his Golden Striker Trio.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis’s trio is at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on October 19.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads a quartet at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on October 19 and 20.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on October 20.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on October 20 with Thumbscrew, at the Greenwich Music House on October 25, and at The Stone on October 26.

Vocalist René Marie is at William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts in NJ on October 21.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday October 14. 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 Lehman College and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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 bassist Joëlle Léandre. She’ll be at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side on October 8 with flutist Nicole Mitchell as part of the Tiger Trio. That’s part of Arts for Arts’ Race and Resistance series.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio is on the eve of its Fall Fund Drive. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at Birdland from October 2-6.

Filmmaker Melissa Haizlip’s documentary Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV is screening at Columbia University’s Miller Theater as part of the Reel Sisters of the African Diaspora Film Festival on October 6. Haizlip will be on hand for a question and answer session.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on October 6, 13, and 20.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Village Vanguard with John Zorn on October 7.

Guitarist Marc Ribot and vocalist Fay Victor are at Le Poisson Rouge on October 8 with an album release event for Songs of Resistance.

Bassist Christian McBride leads the New Jawn Quartet at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on October 10-11.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College for a Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday tribute on October 12. She’s also at the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan on October 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 29, and 30.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on October 13.

Pianist Barry Harris is at William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts in NJ on October 14.

Vocalist Thana Alexa is at Birdland on October 14.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at Le Poisson Rouge on October 17.

Following directly on the heels of their annual September inGardens series, Vision Fest promoter Arts for Art comes roaring back with a Race and Resistance” festival spanning the weekends of October 7-9 and 12-14. The first weekend is at Teatro La TEA inside the Clemente Soto Velez Center at 107 Suffolk St. The show moves uptown for the second weekend to El Taller Latino Americano in the basement of 215 E 99 St. With a total of 22 sets spread over the six nights, there’s too much to fully cover here, but expect appearances by bassists William Parker, Jöelle Leandre; saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, vocalist Fay Victor; trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah; poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez; trombonist Craig Harris; flutist Nicole Mitchell; and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker. The series starts with an artists round table discussion on “Racism and the Right to Vote” on the afternoon of October 7. See the full schedule here.

the BRIC Jazz Fest returns to the BRIC Arts Media Center in downtown Brooklyn from October 13-20 with marathon nights of music on the 18, 19, and 20. Highlights include Lakecia Benjamin and the Soul Squad on October 18 and Terrence Blanchard on October 20.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on October 20.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday October 14. 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 Lehman College and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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 if you missed last week’s show with trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, head over to our archives for that and nearly a decade of past shows. Be sure to tune in next Sunday for a show highlighting performances at the 47th annual International African Arts Festival with an interview with African percussion master and longtime Randy Weston band member Neil Clarke. And we have more listings for you this week.

Saxophonist David Murray leads the Class Struggle ensemble with trombonist Craig Harris at the Village Vanguard from June 19-24.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez is at the Jazz Gallery with Will Vinson’s Trio on June 20.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio in a late set at Smalls on June 20 and is at Smoke for Monday nights starting June 25.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 21 for the Guitar Summit with guitarist Julian Lage.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions returns as a Saturday night series with late sets at Smoke on June 23 and 30.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by saxophonist Marshall Allen returns to Earth on June 23 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Caramoor in Katonah NY for the American Roots Music Festival on June 23.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Soulsquad and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn are at the Saratoga Springs NY Jazz Festival on June 23. Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque both have sets at Saratoga on June 24.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will also be playing John Coltrane’s music at Dizzy’s Club on June 30.

Finally, Bassist William Parker has a residency at The Stone from June 26-30. Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, Cooper-Moore, and drummer William Hooker join him on June 29 for a Sunny Murray tribute.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at Summerstage in Central Park on June 30.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from July 3-8.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday June 24. 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 Lehman College and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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 trumpeter Adam O’Farrill. He has a release party at 55 Bar in Greenwich Village on Wednesday June 13 for El Maquech, which is out on Biophilia Records. He’ll also be at the Jazz Gallery on the 14 with Theo Walentiny. And we have more listings for you this week.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Village Vanguard with Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas from June 12-17.

Guitarists Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook on June 15 and is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 21 for the Guitar Summit with guitarist Julian Lage.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 16.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions returns as a Saturday night series with late sets at Smoke on June 16 and 23.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Le Poisson Rouge on June 17 with Los Cubanos Postizos.

Saxophonist David Murray leads the Class Struggle ensemble with trombonist Craig Harris at the Village Vanguard from June 19-24.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio in a late set at Smalls on June 20.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez is at the Jazz Gallery with Will Vinson’s Trio on June 20.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio in a late set at Smalls on June 20 and at Smoke for Monday nights starting June 25.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by saxophonist Marshall Allen returns to Earth on June 23 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Caramoor in Katonah NY for the American Roots Music Festival on June 23.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Soulsquad and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn are at the Saratoga Springs NY Jazz Festival on June 23. Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque both have sets at Saratoga on June 24.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will also be playing John Coltrane’s music at Dizzy’s Club on June 30.

Finally, Bassist William Parker has a residency at The Stone from June 26-30. Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, Cooper-Moore, and drummer William Hooker join him on June 29 for a Sunny Murray tribute.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday June 24. 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 Lehman College and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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 if you missed last week’s show with drummer William Hooker, hop on over to our archives, where you can hear that and nearly a decade of previous shows. Be sure to tune in next Sunday, when guitarist Nels Cline joins us for an interview! And we have more listings for you this week.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Le Poisson Rouge on April 10 with fellow guitarist Nels Cline.

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is at the Blue Note on April 10-11.

Bassist Christian McBride leads the New Jawn Quartet at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from April 10-15 and returns with a big band from April 19-22.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Blue Note from April 12-15 with Michel Legrand’s trio and at the Jazz Standard on April 17 with Ethan Iverson’s trio.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone on April 13-14. She also joins Ingrid Laubrock at the Jazz Gallery on April 24.

Saxophonist Billy Harper also joins Ethan Iverson at the Jazz Standard on April 17.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem for an album release party on April 15.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at Le Poisson Rouge with Nels Cline on April 16.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke for their 19th Anniversary celebration from April 13-15 and leads a trio at Smalls on April 18.

Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders is at Le Poisson Rouge on April 19.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Village Vanguard from April 19-22.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at the Blue Note from April 19-22.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions returns as late night sets at Smoke on April 20 and 27.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday April 15. 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 Lehman College and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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 if you missed the last show dedicated to the late pianist Horace Tapscott, head on over to our archives, where you’ll find that and archived shows dating back to 2009. And we have many more listings for you this week.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center on December 5 with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble.

Pianist and vocalist Amina Claudine Myers is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on December 5 for a talk about her career.

Bassist Christian McBride leads Inside Straight at the Village Vanguard from December 5-10.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at The Stone on December 6 with Ned Rothenberg.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art hosts a salon with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poet Quincy Troupe in conversation and performance at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Center on December 6.

Emma Franz’s documentary film Bill Frisell: A Portrait starts a run at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village on December 6.

Pianist Randy Weston will be at the New School for a screening and discussion of the documentary film Randy in Tangier on December 6. He’ll also be performing at the chapel of Columbia University’s Teachers College on December 10 to close the African Diaspora International Film Festival.

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads a trio at Nublu in the East Village on December 9 as part of the Nublu Jazz Festival.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at the Jazz Standard from December 7-10.

Bassist William Parker is at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Center on December 8 as part of Arts for Art’s month-long Justice is Compassion festival.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at City Lore’s Lower East Side Gallery for a Pre-Kwanzaa event on December 10.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater from December 13-17 with Big Band Holidays.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and drummer Lenny White are at Smoke for a John Coltrane tribute from December 14-17.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Nublu in the East Village on December 16 as part of the Nublu Jazz Festival.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by saxophonist Marshall Allen returns to Earth at Nublu in the East Village on December 16 to close the Nublu Jazz Festival.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quartet at Smoke for a John Coltrane tribute from December 18-19.

Bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker are at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on December 19 for a talk and performance about Jazz and social justice.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 10. 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. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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