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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 used to be 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 we start with an editorial announcement. We’re off the air for the time being because WBAI Radio has had its local programming terminated by it’s owner, the Pacifica Foundation, which cited the station’s financial losses as a reason for firing all the staff. You can read more from Gothamist, the Amsterdam News and the Indypendent. For now, I’ll point you to our archives with a decade of shows to stream. I’ll also still be doing weekly online Bandstand updates for the time being and will keep an eye on hits. If there’s interest, I’ll keep compiling listings and we’ll try to get back to event coverage. Thanks for reading and the interest over the years! -Hank

Bassist Ron Carter continues his residency at Birdland with a quartet from October 15-19 and a nonet from October 22-26.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on October 15 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Vocalist Catherine Russell returns to the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan for a run from October 15-22, with a stop at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ on October 21.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with a move to weekly late Thursday night sets at Smoke on October 17, 24, and 31.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on October 18 at The Stone with Trevor Dunn on October 29.

Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett and trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah are both at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place for DIASPORA meets AfroHORN on October 19.

Vision Fest Promoters Arts for Art take the avant jazz show on the road to Brooklyn’s historic Weeksville Heritage Center from October 18-20. Bassist William Parker performs solo and leads a quartet on October 19 and returns as part of Mixashawn Rozie’s ensemble on October 20.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has a screening and talk by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at and Yale’s Indie Lens Pop Up  in New Haven CT on October 24.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on October 26.

Drummer Billy Hart leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from October 22-27.

Bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake are at The Stone with Assif Tsahar on October 25-26.

Trombonist Craig Harris and percussionist Baba Neil Clarke are at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium  for a tribute to FESTAC ’77 on October 25.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl’s radio show’s on hiatus for the moment, but we’ll 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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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 used to be 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 we start with an editorial announcement. We’re off the air for the time being because WBAI Radio has had its local programming terminated by it’s owner, the Pacifica Foundation, which cited the station’s financial losses as a reason for firing all the staff. You can read more from Gothamist, the Amsterdam News and the Indypendent. We found out today along with everyone else. For now, I’ll point you to our archives with a decade of shows to stream. I’ll also still be doing weekly online Bandstand updates for the time being and will keep an eye on hits. If there’s interest, I’ll keep compiling listings and we’ll try to get back to event coverage. Thanks for reading and the interest over the years! -Hank

Bassist Ron Carter is at Birdland with his Golden Striker Trio from October 8-12, a quartet from October 15-19 and a nonet from October 22-26.

The documentary film Decade of Fire has a screening and talk by director Vivian Vazquez Irizzary at the East x Northeast Film Fest in Beacon/Newburgh NY on October 12 and Yale’s Indie Lens Pop Up  in New Haven CT on October 24.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on October 12 and 19.

Vision Fest Promoters Arts for Art is hosting a poetry and music showcase at El Taller Latino Americano in East Harlem from October 11-13. Highlights include saxophonist James Brandon Lewis’s Trio on October 12 and poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez on October 13.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on October 15 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Vocalist Catherine Russell returns to the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan for a run from October 15-22, with a stop at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ on October 21.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on October 18.

Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett and trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah are both at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place for DIASPORA meets AfroHORN on October 19.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl’s on hiatus for the moment, but we’ll 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 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.

With the conclusion of WBAI’s Summer Fund Drive, we’re back on air this week! Really! Tune in on Tuesday August 13 for a new interview with bassist Christian McBride, who returns to tell more stories and get us up to speed on his ever-expanding projects. He’ll be at the Blue Note from September 17-22, but until then we have more immediate events.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 13-18.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at is at The Stone with Ben Goldberg on August 14 and at Le Poisson Rouge on August 20.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone with Ben Goldberg on August 14 and at the Jazz Gallery with Taylor Ho Bynum on August 16.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria  leads the Multiverse Big Band at Taino Towers in Harlem for a Tato Laviera tribute on August 15.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series makes a special stop at Minton’s in Harlem on August 15 and continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on August 17 and 24.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on August 16.

Harpist Brandee Younger is with Makaya McCraven at Brooklyn’s Industry City on August 16.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Jazz in the Valley Festival in Poughkeepsie NY’s Waryas Park on August 18.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on August 20 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on August 20 and leads a quartet at Smoke from August 22-25.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard with guitarist Bill Frisell and Pianist David Virelles from August 20-25.

Guitarist Julian Lage is at the Jazz Gallery with Kris Davis on August 21-22.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on August 22.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on Jazz and Gender Justice on August 22.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at The Stone with Matana Roberts on August 24.

The annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns this month with several events around town. Saxophonist Rene McLean is at the Harlem Rose Garden on August 23. Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Harpist Brandee Younger and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman are at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance on August 24. Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Tompkins Square Park on August 25.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Dizzy’s Club from August 26-28.

Bassist Linda May Han Oh is at the Jazz Standard with Fabian Almazan on August 27-28.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery with Jonathan Blake on August 27-28.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis leads a trio at The Glove in Brooklyn on August 28.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at Smoke for a Charlie Parker tribute from August 29-September 1.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday August 13 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

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 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 guest is poet Ngoma Hill! Ngoma will be at the Skylight Gallery readings in Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza on May 9 (and the second Thursday of every month), the Fat Tuesdays music and poetry showcase at Harlem’s Sister’s Uptown Bookstore on May 21 (and the third Tuesday of every month). Make a note to tune in on Tuesday night and we have more listings for you this week.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at Dizzy’s Club with Darrell Green’s trio on April 30.

Finally, Poet Carl Hancock Rux is at Brooklyn’s Billie Holiday Theatre (inside Restoration Plaza) for  the multimedia production “A Walk into Slavery” from April 30-May 4.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads trios at the Blue Note from May 2-5.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Zinc Bar with Ethan Iverson’s trio on May 3.

Finally, Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxxx series on May 3.

Trumpeter Jaimie Branch is at Roulette with Fly or Die and Anteloper on May 4.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on May 4 and 11.

Drummer Antonio Sanchez leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard from May 7-12.

Drummer Billy Hart is at Smoke with the Dayna Stephens Quartet from May 9-11.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on May 11.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday night 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

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 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 guest is poet Carl Hancock Rux! You can see Rux in the multimedia production “A Walk into Slavery” at the Billie Holiday Theater inside Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza from April 30-May 4. Make a note to tune in on Tuesday night and we have more listings for you this week.

Drummer Roy Haynes is at the Blue Note from April 22-24.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Roulette in Brooklyn on April 23.

Pianist Marc Cary’s at the Jazz Standard with Stefon Harris’s Blackout from April 25-28 and his Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on April 20 and 27.

Looking further ahead, Trumpeter Eddie Henderson is at Zinc Bar on April 26.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Jazz Gallery with Tomeka Reid’s quartet on April 26.

Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah’s DIASPORA meets drummer Francisco Mora Catlett’s Afrohorn at Sista’s Place on April 27.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on April 27.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Club Bonafide with Julie E. on April 28.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is at Dizzy’s Club with Darrell Green’s trio on April 30.

Finally, Poet Carl Hancock Rux is at Brooklyn’s Billie Holiday Theatre (inside Restoration Plaza) for  the multimedia production “A Walk into Slavery” from April 30-May 4.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads trios at the Blue Note from May 2-5.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Zinc Bar with Ethan Iverson’s trio on May 3.

Finally, Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxxx series on May 3.

Trumpeter Jaimie Branch is at Roulette with Fly or Die and Anteloper on May 4.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday April 9 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

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 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.

We’re pre-empted this week for the start of WBAI’s Winter Fund Drive, but save the date for our February 12 show when we’ll be back with vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman! Until then, hop on over to our archives for last week’s Randy Weston show and nearly a decade of previous shows. And we have more listings for you this week.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Fall Fund Drive is in full swing. 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. and gets you a few perks–including a members’ discount card useful for several places around NYC–in addition to giving the station a predictable, stable source of support. As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Bassist Ron Carter has a residency at the Blue Note on February 4,9, and 10.

Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with drummer Billy Martin on February 5.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art take their free jazz series on the road to HOLO in Ridgewood Queens on February 7 and 14.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke for a drum battle between Kenny Washington and Joe Farnsworth on February 8-9.

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey is at Ginny’s Supper Club on February 9.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone with drummer Billy Martin on February 9.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on February 9.

Vocalist Nana Camille Yarbrough is at the Schomburg on February 14.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on February 14-15.

Bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Lenny White are at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on February 16.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday February 12 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


Words by Hank Williams

This week, the annual Winter Jazz Fest is on and in full swing. The 15th edition of the increasingly popular showcase expanded again, with a third “mini marathon” night of music on Saturday January 5th and several standalone events, which we previewed here. In this post, we’ll take a look at the two marathon nights of music on Friday January 11th and Sunday January 12th in venues scattered around the heart of Greenwich Village.

As we’ve done for the past few years, we’ll go through a shows with a viewers’ guide to some of our preferred picks, with an admitted lean toward former guests on the Suga in My Bowl radio show.

I’ll point you toward the Friday and Saturday schedules and artist lineup, but hopefully this will help wade through the myriad choices available each night. Obviously, there are several ways to experience the festival. You can either pick and choose key acts, take a more eclectic approach and see what you find, or some combination of the two. It’s all good.

FESTIVAL THEME AND FOCUS

The theme is again on social justice, as it has been for the last few years. This year, following on the heels of #MeToo, the spotlight has shifted to women’s role in music. The We Have Voice Collective was initiated by several female musicians, including Fay Victor, Nicole Mitchell, Linda May Han Oh, Jen Shyu, Imani Uzuri, and Tia Fuller. Their open letter calls for a code of conduct, establishing safe spaces for women, LGBTQIA, transgender, and non-binary artists working in music and more opportunities for work in a field that’s often dominated by men. Festival co-organi   and support of the broader discussion around Black Lives Matter, a theme that festival producer Brice Rosenbloom has committed to gender parity for the festival, noting in an essay in the 2019 program that while WJF has taken steps of its own, he sees that there’s still more work to be done and that the next step is pushing individual bandleaders to commit to more gender balance in their groups.

This year’s artist-in-residence is Meshell Ndgeocello, who has several sets of her own and will be part of an afternoon panel discussion on Saturday January 12.

TICKETS AND ADMISSION

WJF has ticket options for either the Friday or Saturday marathon nights–or both–but they don’t offer tickets for individual sets. That said, they’re a pretty good deal for how much music you get if you see more than a single show and there’s likely something to suit almost everyone’s taste. The one constant is that we strongly recommend getting tickets in advance, since the festival’s popularity does lead to sellouts.

LOCATIONS AND LOGISTICS

The WJF’s heart is still in the center of the Village: with venerable institutions Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, and Le Poisson Rouge returning, but the spaces at the New School that have been used for the last two years are gone and as a result the festival’s more scattered, with poles in the West and East Village also.

Zinc Bar is small and popular, so be warned that seeing an act scheduled there means getting there very early, and possibly skipping something else in the process.

On the western frontier of the Village and Tribeca are SOB’s and the SOHO Playhouse.

Nublu, Bowery Ballroom, Subculture, The Sheen Center, Public Arts, Mercury Lounge, and Bowery Ballroom are clustered together on the East Village/Lower East Side

Obviously, figuring out what one wants to see also means taking into account the logistics of who’s playing where and getting between venues, which requires more planning with the larger distances this year. It’s still very possible to venue-hop since most are a brisk walk, Citibike, or cab ride away.

 

Photo credit: Winter Jazz Fest (screenshot)
You can download the map here and there’s a copy in the festival program. Pickup of wristbands for marathon nights is at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St).

HOT TIP: Use the WJF’s crowd estimator to see how much space a venue has before deciding to leave where you are. It’s at: https://www.winterjazzfest.com/crowds

FRIDAY JANUARY 11

Zinc Bar has an enticing lineup for the night and one good enough to consider staying put. The caveat is that it’s been too small for the festival for a long time, which means long lines to get in and a tight, crowded experience once you’re there. Should you decide to go, however, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen opens the night with a 6:40 PM set and at 9:20 PM the Borderlands trio takes the stage with pianist Kris Davis, bassist Stephen Crump, and drummer Eric McPherson. The following 10:40 PM set with the Artifiacts Trio featuring flutist Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, and drummer Mike Reed should be an extremely satisfying one.

Over at the Sheen Center, guitarist Mary Halvorson brings her Code Girl project to the stage at 8:40 PM. Halvorson’s dense, looping electric guitar style’s attracting more fans, both as a side player and as a leader. Her collaborations with fellow guitarist Marc Ribot and others showcase her ability as a collaborative player capable of adding dense textures to an ensemble, which she’s continued in her own projects as a leader. For a deep dive, see our March 2018 show with Halvorson.

Meanwhile at Subculture in the 9:40 PM set, pianist Aaron Parks will work through his 2018 Little Big release, which is gaining a lot of deserved attention.

Over at Mercury Lounge, saxophonist Marcus Strickland‘s Twi Life is a solid pick in the 10:40 PM slot for anyone looking for a fresh take on the music rooted in the jazz tradition, yet incorporating funk, soul, and elements of hip hop. For a deeper dive see our recent show with Strickland as part of our 2019 WJF coverage.

For you real night owls or hardcore fans of the after-hours scene, Nublu‘s 1 AM Late Night Jam Session led by trumpeter Jamie Branch is worth making your way over to the Lower East Side for. Branch’s debut 2018 Fly Or Die release gained the attention of a lot of people who might not have caught her while woodshedding at the Vision Festival or other venues.

SATURDAY JANUARY 12th

The piano duo of Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn kick things off with a 6:20 PM set at Le Poisson Rouge. Iyer shouldn’t need much introduction at this point, but his densely layered, nearly cinematic works have kept him busy touring when he’s not teaching at Harvard. The conversation between the two should yield a heady, exciting set that will reward close listening yet still being accessible. For a much deeper dive, see our 2015 show featuring Iyer.

 

Later on at LPR, veteran drummer Billy Hart‘s quartet sets up in the 9 PM time slot. Hart, who earned his chops as a member of Herbie Hancock’s groundbreaking and forward-looking 1970s Mwandishi band is now a key member of The Cookers superband when not helming his own ensemble. Expect a high energy straight ahead set that’ll swing hard.

 

Over at SOB’s, vocalist Fay Victor and saxophonist Nubya Garcia present compelling cases for going there. Victor’s 6:40 PM set with Mutations for Justice reprises the concept she’s workshopped over the past year and done versions of at last year’s Winter Jazz and Vision Festivals. Victor’s avant-garde vocal style meshes well with that of her band and speaks directly to the current political period, with some of her lyrics sounding like a stream of consciousness voice from Trump’s brain and critiquing the absolute absurdity of it all. Nubya Garcia’s 9:30 PM set might provide some revelations, as it did for me when I heard her open for Thursday night’s concert with sax greats Gary Bartz and Pharoah Sanders. When asked about how it felt to open for them, she said: “I can’t really put that into words. It’s very surreal and a huge honor.” Garcia’s style seemed a natural pairing and her set was an energetic one led by her playing paired with strong, bass-heavy drumming and trippy, dub-inflected keyboards. If you want to see one possible future of what jazz looks like, see her.

Over on the east side, Subculture has some appealing sets with Liebman, Rudolph, & Drake combining the powers of Dave Liebman and percussionists Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake at 9:20 PM. Expect, obviously, a percussion-heavy set but one marked by African rhythms and rich textures set off by Liebman’s work on sax and piano.

You may want to stay put for J.D. Allen and David Murray‘s midnight set, which should keep you alert with the dueling tenor saxophones of the co-leaders. Murray’s capable of playing both “in” and “out” and matching lyricism with pure energy.

To tip my hand somewhat, I’ll probably post up at The Sheen Center, a new venue this year. If you missed saxophonist Gary Bartz‘s historic Thursday night set with Charles Tolliver and Pharoah Sanders, you have another chance to catch him in the 8:20 PM set with Pocket Science, where he teams up with colorful (in every sense of the word) electric bassist Jamaladeen Tacuma. I’m not quite sure what to expect, but Tacuma’s funk and harmolodics-inspired riffs should give Bartz a nice foundation to launch from.

If you’re inclined towards Pocket Science, stick around for the 9:40 PM set intriguingly titled Impressions of Pepper Round Robin with an all star cast of drummers Mark Giuliana, Makaya McCraven, and Nate Wood; electric guitarist Liberty Ellman; keyboardists Brian Jackson (best known for his Gil Scott Heron collaborations) and Matthew Whittaker; pianist David Virelles; trumpeter Keyon Harrold; harpist Brandee Younger; trombonist Clark Gayton; and saxophonist JD Allen. Admittedly I don’t know exactly what to expect here, but it’s certain to be a wild, loud, electronic ride.

At 11 PM, pianist/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers slows things down a bit with a quieter, more contemplative set that’ll showcase her thoughtful lyrics and vocal ability. Myers is joined by three other vocalists here, so expect some interesting interplay between them.

That’s a lot! But the nice thing about Winter Jazz is that it presents you with a good dilemma: who to choose from the sheer amount of interesting acts. We’ll check back in after it’s all wrapped up.

Are you planning to go? Who are you looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments.

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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 in The Bronx.

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 drummer Billy Hart. You can see him as part of the 2019 Winter Jazz Fest at Le Poisson Rouge on January 12 and he’ll be at Dizzy’s Club with The Cookers the last week of January. We have more festival details coming at the bottom of the segment, but before that we have more listings for you this week.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at Dizzy’s Club on December 24.

Pianist David Virelles is at the  Village Vanguard with Chris Potter from December 25-31.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis is showing at Time and Space Limited in Hudson NY through January 1. See our review for more details on the film.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with a switch to late Friday night sets at Smoke on December 28 and January 4.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quartet at Smoke to celebrate the release of his Iron Man album from December 27 to January 2.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Harlem’s Greater Calvary Baptist Church with Jay Rodriguez for a lunchtime set as part of the Harlem Jazz Boxxx series on December 28.

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre is at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on December 28 and 29.

Guitarist Nels Cline is at Sony Hall in Manhattan on December 29.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on January 5 and 19.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at City Winery on January 7 and the Mohonk Mountain House in new Paltz NY for Jazz on the Mountain from January 12-14.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at the Zürcher Gallery for a solo performance on January 9.

The 2019 Winter Jazz Fest blows back into town from January 4-12 and the full schedule’s been announced! Shows are scheduled at various venues in downtown Manhattan with marathon nights of music on the 5, 11, and 12 and individual events and talks on other nights. Look for our usual on-air programming in our upcoming shows and right here–with our annual Cheat Sheet preview and more. The mini marathon night on January 5 will have the Zig Zag Power Trio with Melvin Gibbs and Will Calhoun at The Bitter End, bassist Richard Bona at Le Poisson Rouge, Tia Fuller at Zinc Bar, and Nels Cline at Nublu among many other acts. You can see the full schedule at the Winter Jazz Fest website.

Save the date(s): the 2019 Vision Fest will honor former Suga’ guest Andrew Cyrille and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn from June 11-16. Full lineups will be announced later and we’ll get you details and full coverage as the date nears and the weather warms up.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday January 6. We also have a schedule change and will be moving to a weekly Tuesday night schedule at 10 PM starting January 8. 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 again this week, but back next week with a new show with drummer Billy Hart! WBAI Radio’s also wrapping up it’s December mini fund drive today and we’d appreciate donations in our name. Remember, all proceeds go to keep the station on the air, not to us. Until next week, head over to our archives, where you can listen to nearly a decade of previous shows. And we have more listings for you this week.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis is showing at Time and Space Limited in Hudson NY through January 1. See our review for more details on the film.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on December 15 and 22.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Smoke with David Gibson’s quintet on December 19.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls in a late set on December 19.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at Roulette on December 20.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at Dizzy’s Club from December 21-24.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Jazz Gallery for a tribute to the late Roy Hargrove on December 22 and at the  Village Vanguard with Chris Potter from December 25-31.

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

Looking further into the future the full schedule’s been announced for the 2019 Winter Jazz Fest, which returns from January 4-12! Look for our usual on-air programming in our upcoming shows and right here–with our annual Cheat Sheet preview and more.

Save the date(s): the 2019 Vision Fest will honor former Suga’ guest Andrew Cyrille and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn from June 11-16. Full lineups will be announced later and we’ll get you details and full coverage as the date nears and the weather warms up.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 23. 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 pre-empted this week for WBAI’s December mini fund drive, but if you missed our last show with drummer Leon Parker, head over to our archives, where you can listen to that and nearly a decade of previous shows. And we have more listings for you this week.

Jake Meginsky’s documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis is showing at Time and Space Limited in Hudson NY through January 1. See our review for more details on the film.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at The Stone on December 11.

Finally, Blues Vocalist Shemekia Copeland is at Iridium on December 11.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Charles Lloyd on December 14-15 and at Roulette on December 20.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on on December 15.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on December 15 and 22.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria and trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre team up for a performance of A Jazz Nativity on December 16 to lead the Multiverse Big Band in West Side Story Reimagined.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on December 16.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Smoke with David Gibson’s quintet on December 19.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls in a late set on December 19.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at Dizzy’s Club from December 21-24.

Pianist David Virelles is at the Village Vanguard with Chris Potter from December 25-31.

Looking further into the future the full schedule’s been announced for the 2019 Winter Jazz Fest, which returns from January 4-12! Look for our usual on-air programming in our upcoming shows and right here–with our annual Cheat Sheet preview and more.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 23. We’d normally be back in 2 weeks, but our next show’s pre-empted for the December Fund Drive. 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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