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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.
 
This week’s show is a memorial for the late pianist Connie Crothers, who passed away on August 13. We’re awaiting details for a memorial service, but will definitely announce it here when we hear something. But the music rolls on and artists keep creating, so we have listings for you.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on the 24th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at Grant’s Tomb for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 24th.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is on the Smooth Jazz Cruise on the 24th.
 
Pianist Marc Cary hosts The Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on the 25th.
 
Finally, Guitarist Julian Lage is at The Stone with fellow guitarist Nels Cline on the 25th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at the Louis Armstrong House and Museum in Queens for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on the 25th at the Side Door in Old Lyme CT on September 3.
 
Poet and vocalist Abiodun Oyewole is at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café at the Acoustic Vibes show on the 26th.
 
Pianist Randy Weston leads the African Rhythms ensemble with bassist Alex Blake at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park on the 27th.
 
Drummer Will Calhoun is with Living Colour at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn on the 28th.
 
Drummer Antonio Sanchez leads his Migration group with vocalist Thana Alexa at The Jazz Standard from September 1-4.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on September 4. 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_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.

SOS_book_coverThis week’s show is a presentation by Sonia Sanchez and Drs. John Bracey and James Smethurst on the Black Arts Movement and their new book SOS–Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader. It’s a fund drive show, and you can support WBAI (and our show) by donating as little as $5 or pledging for our Black Arts Movement premium. As usual, there are other opportunities to see Suga’ guests in action.

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.

You have several chances to catch bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones. She’ll be at Small’s with Luis Perdomo’s Quartet on October 22nd, at the Upper West Side’s Bar Thalia on the 24th and 31st with her band, and The Lion in Greenwich Village on the 26th.

Bobby Sanabria|Photo: Joe Conzo

Bobby Sanabria|Photo: Joe Conzo

You also have several chances to catch drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria at the end of the month. He’ll be at the Hostos Center for the Performing Arts in the South Bronx with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Big Band on October 25th. On the 26th, he leads the New School University student Afro Cuban Jazz band in their monthly gig at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café. Finally, on November 1st, you can see him in a free Saturday afternoon show at the Brooklyn Heights public library branch with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble. Note that the 10/24 Jazzmobile 50 Anniversary benefit concert at First Corinthian Baptist Church has been postponed. Get in touch with the Jazzmobile crew for alternate arrangements or keep an eye/ear out for a new date.

Saxophonist Billy Harper will be at The Stone on the Lower East Side on October 26th with Oliver Lake’s Organ Quartet.

Looking ahead, multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle (who we profiled back in the summer for our Vision Fest show) will have a solo piano performance at Le Poisson Rouge on October 30th.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett returns to Iridium on October 30th, 31st, and November 1st.

Looking further ahead, pianist Harold Mabern will be at the Jazz Standard from October 30th to November 2nd with George Coleman’s New Quintet. You can also catch him uptown at Smoke on Monday, November 3rd.

Poet Jesús Papoleto Meléndez will be one of many poets reading at the Hoboken Museum in New Jersey on November 2nd for “Broken English Lessons” a tribute to the late Pedro Pietri.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at the Cell Theatre on November 1st.

Finally, keep an eye out for Atlantic City’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival, which has vocalist René Marie and saxophonist Billy Harper among the acts during the November 7th-9th weekend.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI November 3rd. 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 weekly feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

Suga in My Bowl is off the WBAI airwaves this week for the last Sunday of the month, but set your alarm for next week, Sunday, October 5th when we’ll be back. This week’s light, music-wise but we dug up a few live music listings for you to look forward to.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be appearing at the reopened historic Minton’s in Harlem on October 5th with her band.

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

Bassist Mimi Jones will be appearing at the Upper West Side’s Bar Thalia on October 10th with her band.

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.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI October 5th 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.

Papoleto_sugaPhoto: Jesus Papoleto Meléndez by Leslie Jean-Bart. Used with permission.

You can catch this week’s guest, poet Jesus Papoleto Meléndez at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café on Wednesday the 23rd. He’ll be one of many poets and musicians appearing at a celebration for poet Steve Cannon.

Vocalist Catherine Russell performs George Gershwin’s music at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room on the 23rd and 24th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears at Western Connecticut State University on the 25th and 26th, leading a quartet and the Village Vanguard Big Band.

Several Suga’ guests will be appearing at the Guggenheim Museum as part of artist Carrie Mae Weems’ event series from the 25th to the 27th, including poet and singer Carl Hancock Rux, trombonist Craig Harris, and Dick Griffin.

Looking further ahead, blues singer Alexis P. Suter opens for Johnny Winter at B.B. King’s Blues Club on April 29th.

Saxpohonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at the re-opened Minton’s on the 30th. Details are at Mintons’ website.

Looking much further ahead, organist John Medeski will be at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY with The Word on Mayday: May 1st. The Capitol Theatre’s a short walk from Port Chester’s Metro-North station.

cbjc-logo2Remember that the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s annual spring festival (link opens a PDF) is going on for the rest of April. It’s all part of Jazz Appreciation Month, culminating in the UN’s International Jazz Day (yes, there is such a thing) on the 30th. Details at the hyperlink if you’re interested and want to help preserve the tradition and help create awareness of the music.

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.

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.

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.