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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.
 
We’re (finally!) back on air this week with guest Jessica Edwards, director of the Mavis Staples documentary Mavis! It’s screening at City Cinemas’ Village East in Manhattan until February 25th and will be on HBO later in the year. We have six individual tickets to give away for the screenings this week, graciously donated by Village East Cinema. To get one of those, pledge for a WBAI membership at the $25 level or higher with a credit or debit card or call the pledge line at 212-209-2950. Check the theater schedule and tell us which night and show you want to see when you pledge. And we have lots more music for you this week.
 

 
Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church for a W.E.B. DuBois Jazz Celebration on the 23rd.
 
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with Joe Chambers on the 23-24th and leads Quarteto Ache at NJPAC in Newark on March 6.
 
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Webster Hall on February 24th.
 
Pianist Michele Rosewoman is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a listening party and talk on “Jazz From an African Perspective” on the 25th.
 
Bassist Christian McBride is at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Jonathan Batiste on the 26th.
 
Vocalist René Marie is at Ocean County College in Tom’s River NJ on February 26th and The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on the 27th.
 
Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington brings her “Mosaic Project” to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room on the 27th.
 
Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from February 29-March 1 with Gerald Clayton.
 
Also at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club is saxophonist Tia Fuller who leads a quartet including bassist Mimi Jones on March 2nd.
 
Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at the Blue Note on March 1 in the last of a series of shows with pianist McCoy Tyner. Tyner’s been less public lately, so it’s a good idea to catch him and see the last remaining member of Coltrane’s classic band in action.
 
Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Lincoln Center’s Atrium on March 3 for a free concert with with Los Cubanos Postizos and the same ensemble will be at Le Poisson Rouge on the 4th.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on March 6. 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.

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 this week, but expect to be back on air on February 21st. Until then, there are quite a few shows so let’s get started.
 
Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Bard College on the 15th.
 
Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at the Blue Note on February 15 and March 1 with pianist McCoy Tyner. Tyner’s been less public lately, so it’s a good idea to catch one of these dates and see the last remaining member of Coltrane’s band in action.
 
Harpist Brandee Younger is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club for an album release show on February 17.
 
Pianist Randy Weston is at New School Univesity’s Tishman Auditorium on February 18 with Senegalese Master Drummers in a tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose.
 
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at the Jazz Gallery on the 18th with James Carney’s sextet.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on the 20th.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke for The new Drum Battle from February 19-21.
 
Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church for a W.E.B. DuBois Jazz Celebration on the 23rd.
 
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with Joe Chambers on the 23-24th.
 
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Webster Hall on February 24th.
 
Pianist Michele Rosewoman is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a listening party and talk on “Jazz From an African Perspective” on the 25th.
 
Bassist Christian McBride is at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Jonathan Batiste on the 26th.
 
Vocalist René Marie is at Ocean County College in Tom’s River NJ on February 26th and The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on the 27th.
 
Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from February 29-March 1 with Gerald Clayton.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on February 21st. 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.

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 on the radio is vocalist Carmen Lundy! She has no immediate area shows, but as usual, we’ll keep you in the loop for when she comes to town. Meanwhile, we have some upcoming gigs — and another chance to get some free tickets if you act fast.

We start with another ticket giveaway for the Schomburg Library’s Women’s Jazz Festival on March 23rd! We have four tickets to the Great Women of Blues and Jazz show curated by Toshi Reagon and featuring bassist Mimi Jones for our fans and supporters!! Fill out the sign-up sheet in our previous post with your details by Monday morning 3/23 if you’re interested. We’ll contact you if you’re a winner. Good luck!

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Saxophonist Oliver Lake is also a visual artist and has an exhibit of his painted sticks at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in downtown Newark NJ until May 21st.

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Photo: Oliver Lake’s Redbone Stick Plus. | oliverlake.net

Vocalist Thana Alexa will be at Subculture on March 23rd.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts hosts a listening session of some of his favorite music at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on March 25th.

Guitarist Marc Ribot will be at Greenwich House in Manhattan’s Uncharted Series on the 26th.

Pianist Geri Allen, bassist Mimi Jones, and saxophonist Tia Fuller are all part of the line-up in a free concert at Rutgers University’s Newark NJ campus on the 26th.

Pianist Michele Rosewoman leads her New Yor-Uba ensemble at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from the 27-29th.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs is at Kitano on March 28th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson will be at William Patterson University’s Shea Center for the Performing Arts in Patterson, New Jersey on March 29th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at the Schomburg on March 30th with vocalist Catherine Russell to wrap up their Women’s Jazz Festival. We’ll have another ticket giveaway next weekend for this show! Check back for details.

Randy Weston will lead his African Rhythms Sextet with bassist Alex Blake at the Jazz Standard from April 2nd-5th.

Saxophonist Tia Fuller leads a quartet with bassist Mimi Jones at Smoke from April 3rd-5th.

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley will be at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on April 4th and 18th.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria will be at Zinc Bar on April 8th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves April 5th. 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. Join us on air next Sunday for our interview with vocalist Carmen Lundy! To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs — and a chance to get some free tickets if you act fast.

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Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy Award-winning re-imagination of the Ellington classic Money Jungle will be performed at the Schomburg on March 16th as part of their Women’s Jazz Festival. Suga in My Bowl has been given six tickets to give away to our fans and supporters!! Fill out the sign-up sheet in our previous post with your details by Monday morning 3/16 if you’re interested. We’ll contact you if you’re a winner. Good luck!

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is also a visual artist and will have a showing of his painted sticks at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in downtown Newark NJ until May 21st.

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Photo: Oliver Lake’s Redbone Stick Plus. | oliverlake.net

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at Birdland with bassist Charnett Moffett’s Network Trio from the 17-21st.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria will be leading Quarteto Aché at Seton Hall University in New Jersey on the 18th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson will be at Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center on March 19th.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a Latin Jazz sextet at Smoke on the 19th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts hosts a listening session of some of his favorite music at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on March 25th.

Guitarist Marc Ribot will be at Greenwich House in Manhattan’s Uncharted Series on the 26th.

Pianist Michele Rosewoman leads her New Yor-Uba ensemble at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from the 27-29th.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs is at Kitano on March 28th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson will be at William Patterson University’s Shea Center for the Performing Arts in Patterson, New Jersey on March 29th.

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Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at the Schomburg on March 30th with vocalist Catherine Russell to wrap up their Women’s Jazz Festival.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves March 22nd. 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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For New York City jazz fans and those who can get here, one of the things to look forward to in the summer are the music festivals and events. It’s a particularly good time of year with lots of shows—many of them free or low cost.

We’re far from summer, but as the weather thaws out this week, the big news is the 10th Anniversary of the at the Winter Jazz Fest, which is scattered throughout imultiple venues in Greenwich Village. While it officially started on the 7th, the real action is this weekend on the 10th and 11th.

With that in mind, we’ve assembled a “cheat sheet” of sorts of former Suga’ guests who will be performing. There are also a several other people we like (including a few we have on our radar for future shows), so we’ve added them at the end. And a reminder that you can go to the Suga’ in My Bowl audio archives, where all of our shows live on to check up on past guests. So with that out of the way, let’s dive in.

Friday January 10th Picks

At 9PM, singer Rene Marie takes the stage at the Zinc Bar. Diehard Marie fans should get there early, as the space is small and tends to fill quickly with the mix of people who are there as part of their regular hangout and people coming for the jazz fest.

We’ve featured Marie’s work twice on Suga’. First in March 2013 when she was the featured guest and then in November after the release of her Eartha Kitt tribute I Wanna Be Evil as part of our Eartha Kitt show.

Marie’s a deeply soulful singer and songwriter following in a long tradition of jazz balladeers. She’s no stranger to politics either, drawing heat for her rendition of the national anthem and then dedicating all the proceeds from her “This is Not a Protest Song” to homeless advocates.

Also at 9PM, veteran saxophonist Gary Bartz takes the Revive Music Stage with a quartet. Bartz was our guest in December 2010 and you can expect a strong set from him.

At 9:45 PM, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts and Lionel Loueke take the stage at Le Poisson Rouge. We covered Watts in July 2013.

Honorable mentions:

We might stop by guitarist Mary Halvorson’s Septet at the 10:00pm show at Judson Memorial Church. We’re fans of free jazz, and Halvorson’s guitar explorations have caught our eye in the past.

Following them at Judson is Peter Brötzmann’s 11:15pm set with drummer Hamid Drake and Jason Adasiewicz. Brötzmann’s an electrifying performer and been a free jazz stalwart for years. He doesn’t make it to the US that often, so this set is one to see if you’re a fan of his type of work.

Saturday January 11th Picks

The Saturday sets with Suga’ guests happen to be conveniently concentrated in 2 venues. Early action sets at the Bitter End, before heading to Zinc Bar.

Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba ensemble takes the Bitter End’s stage at 6:15. It’ll be a smaller ensemble than the full big band featured last fall at Dizzy’s Club and Rosewoman’s looking to fill the lead vocal role, but expect a performance that’s intensely spiritual, swings hard, and blends Afro-Cuban rhythms at the same time.

Howard Johnson & Gravity follow at 7:30, with their tuba prowess rumbling the venue. We featured Johnson in 2012 and he had so much to say that we actually posted a web extra. It’s a rare opportunity to catch the Gravity ensemble.

Switching gears to the Zinc Bar, we find drummer Terri Lyne Carrington teaming up with harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret at 10:15pm. Carrington’s another guest whose been with us a couple of times. First, in 2007 for a profile of her work and then in 2011 the context of the Mosaic Project release, featuring women from all over the jazz spectrum.

At 11:30pm saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad will be sure to keep the party going. Benjamin’s been working the NYC area jazz scene for a while now and got a breakthrough last year with a spot in the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

In the fine tradition of the after hours jam sessions, you’ll have to stay up really late for Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, who don’t take the stage until 12:45 AM, but we think it’s worth it. We talked to Cary for our Abbey Lincoln special, as he was her pianist and released For the Love of Abbey, a solo piano CD dedicated to Lincoln, last year. You may hear some of those compositions, but definitely count on hearing material from the trio’s Four Directions release.

Honorable mentions:

Saxophonist Henry Threadgill‘s “Ensemble Double-Up” In Remembrance of Lawrence Butch Morris has 8 and 10 PM shows at Judson. Following them, the 11:45pm show at Judson featuring guitarist Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog ensemble with guitarist Mary Halvorson promises to be one that’ll satisfy electric guitar fans. If you’re already at Judson, then you might as well stay for pianist Matthew Shipp’s Trio’s 1:00am set. We probably can’t stay up late enough to catch Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s 1:30am set at Le Poisson Rouge, but the real night owls out there should consider giving them a look. We would if we could.

Hope to see you at the festival! What sets are you planning to or did you see? Let us know in the comments.

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

The big news this week is the 10th Anniversary of the at the Winter Jazz Fest in multiple venues in Greenwich Village from January 7-11th. Former Suga’ guests include Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Lakecia Benjamin, Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, Renee Marie, Howard Johnson and Gravity, The Gary Bartz Quartet, Teri Lyne Carrington, Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, and many more outstanding acts (including a few we have on our radar for future shows). We’ll have a listener’s guide posted here in the next few days, but for now, we’ll point you to the schedule to make plans accordingly. And a reminder that you can go to the Suga’ in My Bowl audio archives to check up on past guests and help you decide who to see.

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

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

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

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

That’s all for now. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, January 12th on WBAI, where we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand”.

A reminder that WBAI radio is still in serious financial trouble. Help keep Suga’ (and all your other favorite shows) on the air by pledging whatever you can or consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. If you missed last month’s mini fund drive, it’s not too late to pledge for our special Pat Metheny CD set or our “Brazilian Journey” special, which traces the evolution of Brazilian music styles.

Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.

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.

Rene_Marie_EvilWe start with the subject of tonight’s show, Vocalist Rene Marie, who will be doing songs from her Eartha Kitt tribute I Wanna Be Evil, at the Jazz Standard from November 21st to 24th.

Drummer and bandleader Bobby Sanabria Bobby Sanabria and his Multiverse Big Band are at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from November 21st to 24th.

The musical Lady Day continues its run at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St starring vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater as Billie Holiday.




On the 22nd, pianist Michele Rosewoman and her “New Yor-Uba” small ensemble will be at the Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side as part of Arts for Art’s Latin Free Jazz mini-festival.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at the PAC House Theater4 in New Rochelle, NY on November 23rd.

Finally, organist John Medeski will be at Le Poisson Rouge on November 24th as part of a 78th birthday celebration for Roswell Rudd.

Weston_HarperThe Randy Weston and Billy Harper duo will be at the Iridium on November 26-27th, doing songs from their new The Roots of the Blues release.

Looking much further ahead, Kenny Garrett Will be at the Iridium from December 6th to the 8th.

That’s all for now. Thanks to our new, expanded schedule, we now appear weekly except for the last Sunday of the month, which means that we’re off next week. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, December 1st on WBAI, where we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand”.

A reminder that WBAI radio is still in serious financial trouble. Help keep Suga’ (and all your other favorite shows) on the air by pledging whatever you can. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge.

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.

There are no immediate area shows for tonight’s guest, saxophonist Rene McLean, but watch this space for when he’ll be around next. Fortunately, there’s other music for you to catch this week.

The musical Lady Day continues its run at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St starring vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater as Billie Holiday.




Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts plays with Niels Lan Doky at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on November 13th and leads a quartet at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on the 15th.

Harpist Brandee Younger appears with a quartet for free on November 14th, 7 PM, at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in their Dweck Center.

Drummer and bandleader Bobby Sanabria appears on November 16th with the Eugene Marlow Heritage Ensemble at the Congregation Adas Emuno in Leonia, NJ.

Craig_HarrisTrombonist and multi-instrumentalist Craig Harris appears on November 17th 3 PM at the Mount Morris Association Presbyterian Church. That’s at 122nd and Mount Morris Park West in Manhattan and admission is less than the price of a movie. Details are on Craig’s website.

Looking ahead to next week, on the 22nd, pianist Michele Rosewoman and her “New Yor-Uba” small ensemble will be at the Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side as part of Arts for Art’s Latin Free Jazz mini-festival.

Finally, organist John Medeski will be at Le Poisson Rouge on November 24th as part of a 78th birthday celebration for Roswell Rudd.

That’s all for now. Thanks to our new, expanded schedule, we now appear weekly except for the last Sunday of the month. Tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, November 17th on WBAI, where we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand”.

A reminder that WBAI radio is still in serious financial trouble. Help keep Suga’ (and all your other favorite shows) on the air by pledging whatever you can. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge.

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.

Tonight’s guest, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, is currently touring Europe to support his new Pushing the World Away release, but look for him on November 9th at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, NJ.

Dee Dee Bridgewater stars in the musical Lady Day, based on the life of Billie Holiday. Now in previews, with the regular run starting in October at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St.



Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears with the Yosvany Terry Quintet at Dizzy’s Club on September 24th and 25th.

Bud_Powell_coverU Penn professor (and host of our “Blues Journey” special) Dr. Guthrie Ramsey reads from his new book, The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop, 7 PM September 27th in Room 754 of Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Extension: 120th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Event details at Columbia’s Institute for Research in African American Studies website.

Pianist Geri Allen performs a series of concerts featuring the Afro Blue Vocal Ensemble of Duke Ellington’s “Three Black Kings” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and the State Theater in New Brunswick from September 27th to 29th. Details are at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra website.

Geri Allen also appears with the Marcus Belgrave Quartet at the Jazz Standard on October 1.

Organist John Medeski has 3 upcoming area shows with John Zorn. They’ll be at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on September 27th and have 7:30 and 10:30 PM shows at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Bleecker St on the 29th.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves will be at the Tarrytown Music Hall on September 28th.

Organist (and Dr. Lonnie Smith student) Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage on September 28th.

Pianist Vijay Iyer has 3 upcoming appearances at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University in New Jersey. There’s a free talk on October 2nd and performances of his “Open City” large ensemble on the 4th and 5th.

Last show’s guest, pianist Michele Rosewoman, will be performing with her New Yor-Uba ensemble at Dizzy’s Club on Monday September 30th and Tuesday October 1st.

Bassist Reggie Workman will be at the Jazz Standard as part of an ensemble celebrating Art Blakey’s legacy on October 3rd through 6th.

Finally, Dizzy’s Club presents the Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen in “Sun Ra Turns 100” on October 5th.

That’s all for now. Remember to tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, October 13th on WBAI, where we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand”.

A reminder that WBAI radio is still in serious financial trouble. Help keep Suga’ (and all your other favorite shows) on the air by pledging whatever you can. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. You can also pick up Suga’ premiums you might have missed, like our Abbey Lincoln special or the Journey with Bobby Sanabria.

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.

Our guest for this show, pianist Michele Rosewoman, will be performing with her New Yor-Uba ensemble at Dizzy’s Club on Monday September 30th and Tuesday October 1st.

Suga’ guest and host of our special “The Journey”, Bobby Sanabria, will be at NYC’s Birdland with the Pucci Amanda Jones Quartet for the 6 PM show on September 19th.

Dee Dee Bridgewater stars in the musical Lady Day, based on the life of Billie Holiday. Previews start September 19th and the regular run starts in October at the Little Schubert Theater at 422 W. 42nd St.



Pianist Randy Weston will be appearing with his African Rhythms Quartet at the House of the Lord Church at 415 Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn on Saturday September 21st at 2 PM in a tribute to Dr. John Henrik Clarke sponsored by BEPAA: the Board of Education for People of African Ancestry. Call 347-907-0629 or 917-282-8932 for details. Or go to the event’s Facebook page.

Looking further ahead, organist John Medeski has 3 upcoming area shows with John Zorn. They’ll be at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on September 27th and have 7:30 and 10:30 PM shows at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Bleecker St on the 29th.

Organist (and Dr. Lonnie Smith student) Akiko Tsuruga and her Trio will be appearing at the Garage on September 28th.

That’s all for now. Remember to tune in to the next Suga’ in My Bowl on Sunday, September 22nd on WBAI radio, where we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand”.

A reminder that WBAI radio is still in serious financial trouble. Help keep Suga’ (and all your other favorite shows) on the air by pledging whatever you can. Consider becoming a “WBAI Buddy” with a monthly pledge. You can also pick up Suga’ premiums you might have missed, like our Abbey Lincoln special or the Journey with Bobby Sanabria.

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.