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 show is a special spring fund drive broadcast, but there are plenty of live music listings.

On May 13th, Pianist Vijay Iyer will appear at The Stone.

On May 14th, drummer Bobby Sanabria appears at Zinc Bar in Manhattan with Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble. On the 17th, he leads the Multiverse Big Band in a show at Orchard Beach in The Bronx

Organist John Medeski will be at Stage 48 in Manhattan with the M&M’s including Thurston Moore on May 15th.

Vocalist René Marie leads a group at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from the 15th to the 18th.

Poets Sonia Sanchez and Jessica Care Moore join many other performers in a tribute to the late Amiri Baraka at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Café on May 17th and the show is free.

Vocalist Catherine Russell appears at the Players Club on May 18th as special guest with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Trombonist Craig Harris leads the Harlem Night Songs Big Band in a set of Sun Ra’s music on May 18th at Harlem’s Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church. Details are on Harris’s website.

Looking further ahead, Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on May 21st.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is pre-empted for the next 2 Sundays on WBAI for their Spring Fund Drive, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here with a fresh set of listings.

Speaking of the fund drive, Suga’ in My Bowl is offering a premium of a 4-CD set of a Poetry Project tribute and our interview with Amiri Baraka. You can really help WBAI (and our show) with a pledge for the CD set or a simple donation to WBAI, starting with as little as $5. 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.