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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.

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.

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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 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_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’ll be back on June 28 with a preview of this year’s Vision Festival. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives which includes our last show with drummer/percussionist Antonio Sanchez. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.


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The big jazz news last week was the passing of saxophone great Ornette Coleman. There’s a memorial service for him on June 27 at Riverside Church. Details are in our previous post, along with a memorial for percussionist Jerome Cooper, whose memorial event is on June 30 at Roulette.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads his Organ Quartet at the Blue Note on June 22 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Fest.

Pianist Harold Mabern sits in with saxophonist George Coleman at Smoke from June 19-21 and leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from June 23-28.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph is at The Stone on June 24 with guitarist James Blood Ulmer.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Minton’s on June 26-27 and at the Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 28.

Bassist Alex Blake, drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and vocalist Thana Alexa all are at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s campus) for the Made in New York Jazz Gala on June 27th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at The Stone with The Last Poets on June 27th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and bassist Christian McBride will be in Saratoga Springs NY on June 27th for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 30-July 4.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the Newark Museum on July 2 for a free outdoor lunchtime concert as part of their Jazz in the Garden series.

Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun will be in an outdoor concert at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on July 4, as Living Colour headlines the International African Arts Festival. There’s a small donation for entrance to the festival.

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We’ll have more details next time and a preview in a separate post, but the next big thing on the horizon is the 20th Vision Festival, which kicks off a week of avant garde jazz, visual art, poetry, talks, and films on July 5.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves June 28. 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 returns to the air this week to bring you an interview with Grammy Award-winning drummer Antonio Sanchez! You can hear him and the Migration band at a release party for their Meridian Suite CD at Subculture on June 19th, which also features vocalist Thana Alexa. As always, we have more music for you this week.

Saxophonist David Murray leads a trio at the Blue Note with pianist Geri Allen and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington on June 15-17 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Fest.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at the Blue Note on June 16 for the Jazz Journalists’ Association’s annual awards celebration, which honors pianist Randy Weston, trombonist Steve Turre, and bassist Christian McBride, among others. The event is open to the public.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Kitano with Lynette Washington and Dennis Ball’s Jazz New York on June 19.

Pianist Randy Weston and bassist Alex Blake will at Minton’s on June 20-21.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads his Organ Quartet at the Blue Note on June 22 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Fest.

Pianist Harold Mabern sits in with saxophonist George Coleman at Smoke from June 19-21 and leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from June 23-28.

Percussionist Adam Rudolph is at The Stone on June 24 with guitarist James Blood Ulmer.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary is at Minton’s on June 26-27 and at the Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 28.

Bassist Alex Blake, drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and vocalist Thana Alexa all are at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s campus) for the Made in New York Jazz Gala on June 27th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at The Stone with The Last Poets on June 27th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and bassist Christian McBride will be in Saratoga Springs NY on June 27th for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 30-July 4.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves June 28. 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 guest is bassist and educator Dr. Larry Ridley. He has no immediate local appearances, but we’ll keep you posted. And we have other live music listings for you this week.

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.

Vocalist Catherine Russell appears at City Winery in a tribute to Billy Preston on August 26th.

Vocalist Diane Schuur will be at Ocean City NJ at the Ocean City Pier on August 27th.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria has two free outdoor concerts on the horizon. He appears at Marcus Garvey Park for a tribute to drummer Max Roach on August 29th as part of the Jazzmobile series. On September 7th, you can see with the Ascension big band at the White Plains Jazz Festival in downtown White Plains NY.

Trombonist Steve Turre is at the Stone on August 30th as part of a tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Blue Note from August 29th to 31st.

Looking ahead, also appearing at the Blue Note, is drummer Billy Cobham, celebrating 40 years of his landmark Spectrum album from September 2nd to 7th.

You can catch harpist Brandee Younger at the historic reopened Minton’s in Harlem on September 7th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is off the WBAI airwaves next week for the last Sunday of the month, but we’ll have a fresh set of listings online here next Sunday and be back on-air on Sunday, September 7th.

Special program note: Last call for 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.

This week’s guest is Rickey Vincent, author of Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music. He has no local appearances, but we have other live music listings for you this week.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria has a free performance in Marcus Garvey Park on August 13 as part of the Summerstage series.

Trombonist Steve Turre appears at Smoke on August 15th and 16th with Azar Lawrence’s Quartet playing the music of John Coltrane.

Bassist Christian McBride is the headline act along with guitarist John Scofield in a free concert at the Montclair Jazz Festival in New Jersey on August 16th.

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

Drummer Will Calhoun appears with Living Colour at a free outdoors concert at NJPAC’s Theater Square in Newark on August 21st.

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.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI August 17th 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: even though we’ve just wrapped up WBAI Radio’s Summer Fund Drive, you have one last chance to grab a copy of last week’s premium of 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.

This week’s guest is Howard University professor Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr with a special on the life of Dr. John Henrik Clarke. It’s a fund drive show, and you can support WBAI (and our show) by donating as little as $5 or pledging for a copy of the Dr. Clarke special on CD. But we have other listings for you if you want to catch music this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 5th to 10th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin has a free outdoor lunchtime concert at Newark, NJ’s Gateway Center Plaza on August 6th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under Marshall Allen’s direction has a free performance at Wagner Park on August 7th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under Marshall Allen’s direction has a free performance at Wagner Park on August 7th.

Guitarist Pat Metheny leads his Unity Group at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on August 8th.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at Minton’s in Harlem on the 10th.

Bassist Christian McBride appears with the Jazz House Kids at Jazz at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on the 11th.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria has a free performance in Marcus Garvey Park on August 13 as part of the Summerstage series.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI August 10th 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.

Bobby Sanabria|Photo: Joe Conzo

Bobby Sanabria | Photo: Joe Conzo


Drummer Bobby Sanabria returns to the WBAI studio as this week’s live guest. You can catch him as part of the orchestra in a free performance of Larry Harlow’s Hommy: A Latin Opera at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors series in Damrosch Park on July 23rd. Later this summer, he’ll also be leading a band in a free outdoor performance at Grant’s Tomb on July 30th as part of the Jazzmobile series and at a free performance in Marcus Garvey Park on August 13 as part of the Summerstage series. And there are other opportunities to catch music this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on July 16th.

Pianist Marc Cary leads the Focus Trio in a free outdoor concert at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford CT on July 14th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts leads an ensemble at Iridium on July 18 and 19.

Blueswoman Alexis P. Suter is at the Turning Point in Piermont, NY on July 19.

Lastly, looking further ahead, Bassist Mimi Jones is at the Village Vanguard from July 22nd to 27th with drummer Rudy Royston’s Sextet.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI July 20th 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.