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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 returns to the air this week with a focus on Nina Simone featuring interviews with filmmaker Liz Garbus and others. You can catch Garbus’ What Happened, Miss Simone? at the IFC Center in Manhattan and streaming on Netflix. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria has a free outdoor show in the Bronx with Asencion at Middletown Road and Stadium Ave in Pelham Bay Park on July 10th.

Pianist Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio with bassist Alex Blake headlines Medgar Evers College’s Jazzy Jazz Festival in a free performance at their Brooklyn campus on July 10. Details are at the Medgar Evers College website.

Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at the Blue Note with Larry Coryell from July 14-19.

Organist John Medeski is at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City with The Word for a free outdoor concert on July 15.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on July 16 and on most Thursdays at The Gin Fizz in Harlem.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at the Prospect Park Bandshell for the Celebrate Brooklyn series on July 18.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at The Turning Point in Piermont NY on July 18 and has a free show in Wagner Park on the 30.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on July 21.

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.

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’re back on July 12. Until then, the big news this week is the kickoff of this year’s Vision Festival. If you missed last week’s show, now’s a good time to hit our our audio archives, since it was a preview of this year’s Vision. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

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We wrap up this week with your 20th Vision Festival round-up. Sunday July 5 features films at Anthology Film Archives and there’s a conference on Monday July 6 at Columbia University’s Buell Hall at 116 and Broadway. Performances run from Tuesday July 7 to Sunday July 12 at the historic Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq South. And you can hear Douglas R. Ewart, William Parker, Patricia Nicholson Parker, The Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen, Craig Harris, David Murray, Charles Gayle, Joe Daley, and many more. We’ll have a full preview in a separate post and ongoing coverage here. WBAI radio is proud to be a media sponsor of the festival this year.

Pianist Barry Harris kicks off Jazzmobile’s season with a free outdoor concert at Grant’s Tomb on July 8.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria has two free outdoor shows in the Bronx. Catch him at Co-Op City with Antionette Montague on July 8 and with Asencion at Middletown Road and Stadium Ave in Pelham Bay Park on the 10th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the Jazz Standard with vocalist Charenee Wade on July 8.

Percussionist Steve Kroon’s Latin Jazz Sextet is at Smoke on July 9.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on July 9 and on most Thursdays at The Gin Fizz in Harlem.

Pianist Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio with bassist Alex Blake headlines Medgar Evers College’s Jazzy Jazz Festival in a free performance at their Brooklyn campus on July 10. Details are at the Medgar Evers College website.

Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at the Blue Note with Larry Coryell from July 14-19.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at The Turning Point in Piermont NY on July 18 and has a free show in Wagner Park on the 30.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves July 12. 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 with a preview of this year’s Vision Festival. It kicks off on July 5, with a week’s worth of film and live perfromances. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

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.

Pianist/keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions on July 2 and 9 at The Gin Fizz in Harlem.

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 wrap up this week with your 20th Vision Festival round-up. Sunday July 5 features films at Anthology Film Archives and there’s a conference on Monday July 6 at Columbia University’s Buell Hall at 116 and Broadway. Performances run from Tuesday July 7 to Sunday July 12 at the historic Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq South. And you can hear Douglas R. Ewart, William Parker, Patricia Nicholson Parker, The Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen, Craig Harris, David Murray, Charles Gayle, Joe Daley, and many more. We’ll have a full preview in a separate post and ongoing coverage here. WBAI radio is proud to be a media sponsor of the festival this year.

Pianist Barry Harris kicks off Jazzmobile’s season with a free outdoor concert at Grant’s Tomb on July 8.

Pianist Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio with bassist Alex Blake headlines Medgar Evers College’s Jazzy Jazz Festival in a free performance at their Brooklyn campus on July 10. Details are at the Medgar Evers College website.

Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria has two free outdoor shows in the Bronx. Catch him at Co-Op City with Antionette Montague on July 8 and with Asencion at Middletown Road and Stadium Ave in Pelham Bay Park on the 10th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the Jazz Standard with vocalist Charenee Wade on July 8.

Percussionist Steve Kroon’s Latin Jazz Sextet is at Smoke on July 9.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves July 12. 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 weekly feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

Program note: Suga’ in My Bowl has changed to a biweekly schedule on WBAI Radio and will now alternate Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11-1 AM time period. You’ll get the same great show; just every other week! So mark your calendars or just keep up with us via our Facebook page, the blog here, or our main website and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

This week’s guest is Salim Washington on the late Cal Massey. He doesn’t have any local appearances coming up, but there are other opportunities to see Suga’ guests in action.

Vocalist Catherine Russell headlines a benefit concert for the Jazz Drama Program at the Dimenna Center in Manhattan on October 7th.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café with Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on October 9th .

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Poet, professor, activist, and Black Arts Movement veteran Sonia Sanchez will be at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College on October 9th as part of a panel discussion on the new book, SOS: Calling Black People — A Black Arts Movement Reader.

Bassist Mimi Jones will be appearing at the Upper West Side’s Bar Thalia on October 10th with her band. She’ll also be at The Lion in Greenwich Village on the 19th.

Looking further ahead, pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs and drummer Michael Carvin will both have free concerts at the Newark Museum as part of WBGO Radio’s Kids’ Jazz series. Gumbs will appear on October 11th and Carvin will perform on October 18th. Note that while admission is free, you need to have a child with you.

Pianist Randy Weston leads his African Rhythms Quintet with bassist Alex Blake at the Manhattan School of Music on October 17th.

On display until November 4th at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery is Visions, Roots, and Rhythms, visual art inspired by the musical collaboration of Randy Weston and Melba Liston. It features work from a number of visual artists, including trombonist (and former Suga’ guest) Dick Griffin.

Lastly, legendary pianist Barry Harris will be at the Flushing Town Hall theater in Queens on October 17th.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI October 19th. We’ll 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, guitarist, vocalist, and Motéma Records head Jana Herzen, doesn’t have any immediate upcoming shows, but we’ll bring you anything we hear about and you can keep tabs on her at Motéma.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga continues her regular Monday night gig at Manhattan’s Kotobuki Restaurant. See her there on March 24th and 31st. She also appears at Jersey City’s Liberty House Restaurant with the Kelsey Morrow Group on the 27th and leads a quartet at Showman’s on the 28th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears with the Robert Hurst Quintet at the Jazz Standard on March 25th and 26th.

On the 26th, pianist Harold Mabern appears with the John Webber Quartet’s Wes Montgomery tribute at Smalls Jazz club.

nbwcBannerThere are several former Suga’ guests appearing at the National Black Writer’s Conference at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College, including poet Jessica Care Moore, pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs, journalist Herb Boyd, writer and professor Michele Wallace, and poet, educator, and activist Sonia Sanchez. If any of this sounds good, full schedule details are on the conference website, as is pre-registration, which ends Wednesday the 26th and is a good idea, since it saves some money on admission.

You have 2 chances to catch guitarist Pat Metheny’s Unity Band this week. They’re in Fairfield CT at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on the 25th and in New York at the Town Hall Theater on the 28th. For those of you outside the listening area, Metheny’s website also has links for their entire tour, which will cover much of the US and Europe.

Looking further ahead, bassist Alex Blake will be with percussionist Neil Clarke’s trio at Sista’s Place in Bedford Stuyvestant on April 5th as part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s annual spring festival (link opens a PDF).

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be off the WBAI airwaves next week for the last Sunday of the month, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here 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.