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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 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 the air this week, but if you missed last week’s show with African percussion master and longtime Randy Weston band member Baba Neil Clarke, head over to our archives, there you can listen to that and nearly a decade of past shows. He’ll be performing a Mongo Santamaria tribute at the 47th annual International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn on Sunday July 1. It’s an outdoor concert and included in the festival’s $5 suggested daily admission. Also at the festival is saxophonist Rene McLean, who closes out the festival on the evening of July 4. The festival runs from June 30-July 4 with vendors, performances, a documentary film festival, and children’s programming. And we have more listings for you this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke in a continuing Monday night series on July 2 and 9.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a septet at the Jazz Standard on July 3.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from July 3-8.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions returns as a Saturday night series with late sets at Smoke on July 7 and 14.

Hammond B3 Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a trio at the Jazz Standard from July 11-15.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the Metrotech Commons in downtown Brooklyn for a free lunchtime performance on July 12 as part of their R&B Festival series.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Village Vanguard with Thumbscrew from July 17-22.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday July 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 and The City College of New York. 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 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 African percussion master and longtime Randy Weston band member Baba Neil Clarke. He’ll be performing a Mongo Santamaria tribute at the 47th annual International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn on Sunday July 1. It’s an outdoor concert and included in the festival’s $5 suggested daily admission. Also at the festival on different days are saxophonist Rene McLean and bassist Reggie Workman, who has a tribute to John Coltrane. The festival runs from June 30-July 4 with vendors, performances, a documentary film festival, and children’s programming. And we have more listings for you this week.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke in a continuing Monday night series on June 25 and July 2.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 26-30.

Bassist William Parker has a residency at The Stone from June 26-30. Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, Cooper-Moore, and drummer William Hooker join him on June 29 for a Sunny Murray tribute.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at Summerstage in Central Park on June 30.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will also be playing John Coltrane’s music at Dizzy’s Club on June 30.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a septet at the Jazz Standard on July 3.

Pianist Barry Harris leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from July 3-8.

Hammond B3 Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith leads a trio at the Jazz Standard from July 11-15.

Finally, Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is at the Metrotech Commons in downtown Brooklyn for a free lunchtime performance on July 12 as part of their R&B Festival series.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday July 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 and The City College of New York. 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 the air this week, but if you missed the last show dedicated to the late pianist Horace Tapscott, head on over to our archives, where you’ll find that and archived shows dating back to 2009. And we have many more listings for you this week.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center on December 5 with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble.

Pianist and vocalist Amina Claudine Myers is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on December 5 for a talk about her career.

Bassist Christian McBride leads Inside Straight at the Village Vanguard from December 5-10.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at The Stone on December 6 with Ned Rothenberg.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art hosts a salon with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poet Quincy Troupe in conversation and performance at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Center on December 6.

Emma Franz’s documentary film Bill Frisell: A Portrait starts a run at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village on December 6.

Pianist Randy Weston will be at the New School for a screening and discussion of the documentary film Randy in Tangier on December 6. He’ll also be performing at the chapel of Columbia University’s Teachers College on December 10 to close the African Diaspora International Film Festival.

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads a trio at Nublu in the East Village on December 9 as part of the Nublu Jazz Festival.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at the Jazz Standard from December 7-10.

Bassist William Parker is at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Center on December 8 as part of Arts for Art’s month-long Justice is Compassion festival.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at City Lore’s Lower East Side Gallery for a Pre-Kwanzaa event on December 10.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater from December 13-17 with Big Band Holidays.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and drummer Lenny White are at Smoke for a John Coltrane tribute from December 14-17.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Nublu in the East Village on December 16 as part of the Nublu Jazz Festival.

The Sun Ra Arkestra led by saxophonist Marshall Allen returns to Earth at Nublu in the East Village on December 16 to close the Nublu Jazz Festival.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a quartet at Smoke for a John Coltrane tribute from December 18-19.

Bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker are at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on December 19 for a talk and performance about Jazz and social justice.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 10. 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. 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.

This week’s show features Barbara McCullough, director of the documentary film Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot. The film will be screening on December 2 at the chapel of Columbia University’s Teachers College as part of the African Diaspora International Film Festival. And we have many more listings for you this week.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at the Blue Note on November 27 with McCoy Tyner.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band in “West Side Story at 60 Reimagined” at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from November 27-29.

Pianist Marc Cary is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on November 28 playing the music of Duke Ellington.

Bassist Christian McBride leads the Tip City trio at the Village Vanguard form November 28 – December 3 and returns with Inside Straight from December 5-10.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on December 1 for a 50th anniversary concert of John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space and at The Stone on December 6 with Ned Rothenberg.

Drummer Lenny White is at Smoke with Buster Williams’s Quartet from December 1-3.

Flutist Bobbi Humphrey is at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on December 2.

Pianist and vocalist Amina Claudine Myers is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on December 5 for a talk about her career.

Vision Fest promoters Arts for Art hosts a salon with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poet Quincy Troupe in conversation and performance at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Center on December 6.

Emma Franz’s documentary film Bill Frisell: A Portrait starts a run at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village on December 6.

Pianist Randy Weston will be at the New School for a screening and discussion of the documentary film Randy in Tangier on December 6. He’ll also be performing at the chapel of Columbia University’s Teachers College on December 10 to close the African Diaspora International Film Festival.

Guitarist Bill Frisell is at the Jazz Standard from December 7-10.

Bassist William Parker is at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Center on December 8 as part of Arts for Art’s month-long Justice is Compassion festival.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at City Lore’s Lower East Side Gallery for a Pre-Kwanzaa event on December 10.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz and drummer Lenny White are at Smoke for a John Coltrane tribute from December 14-17.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday December 10. 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. 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 this week, but if you missed last week’s memorial to “Brother Phil,” Kelan Phil Cohran, head on over to our archives and check it out. We also have more listings for you.

WBGO Radio’s visual art exhibit featuring works produced by musicians continues at their studio in downtown Newark NJ and features the work of Will Calhoun, Mino Cinelu, Dick Griffin, Oliver Lake, Carmen Lundy and others.

 

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, harpist Brandee Younger, and pianist David Virelles are all at the Jazz Gallery for an Alice Coltrane tribute on July 18-19.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio for the late set at Smoke on July 19.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Zinc Bar on July 20 with the Puppeteers Jazz Band.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett and harpist Brandee Younger are both at the annual John Coltrane Day concert in Huntington Park LI on July 22.

Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with Simulacrum on July 27.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from July 27-30.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at the Turning Point in Piermont NY on July 29.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at the Bowery Poetry Room on July 30 with Heroes are Gang Leaders.

Drummer Roy Haynes is at Subrosa with pianist Eddie Palmieri on July 31.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday July 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York. 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.

This week’s show is a memorial to the late trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist“Brother Phil”–Kelan Phil Cohran–but we have lots more listings for you.

WBGO Radio’s visual art exhibit featuring works produced by musicians continues at their studio in downtown Newark NJ and features the work of Will Calhoun, Mino Cinelu, Dick Griffin, Oliver Lake, Carmen Lundy and others.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Blue Note from the 11-16.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Charnett Moffett are at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on July 11 for a screening of Naked Lunch (based on William Burroughs’ novel) and playing a soundtrack co-composed by the late Ornette Coleman.

Bassist William Parker’s In Order to Survive with drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on July 13-14.

Saxophonists David Murray and Kidd Jordan are at are at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on July 14 for a reunion of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on July 15.

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is at Central Park’s Summerstage for a Fela Kuti tribute on July 16.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, harpist Brandee Younger, and pianist David Virelles are all at the Jazz Gallery for an Alice Coltrane tribute on July 18-19.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio for the late set at Smoke on July 19.

Bassist Alex Blake is at Zinc Bar on July 20 with the Puppeteers Jazz Band.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett and harpist Brandee Younger are both at the annual John Coltrane Day concert in Huntington Park LI on July 22.

Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with Simulacrum on July 27.

Finally, Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from July 27-30.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday July 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 Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York. 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 this week, but if you missed last week’s show with saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, head on over to our archives to listen to the full show. And we have more listings for you this week.

WBGO Radio has a visual art exhibit featuring works produced by musicians. It’s on view at their studio in downtown Newark NJ and features the work of Will Calhoun, Mino Cinelu, Dick Griffin, Oliver Lake, Carmen Lundy and others.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs is at Newark’s Gateway Center for a free lunchtime concert on July 5.

Tubist Howard Johnson is at the Newark Museum for a lunchtime concert on July 6.

Saxophonist “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson is at The Blue Note from July 6-9.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Smoke from July 7-9 and the Blue Note from the 11-16.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Charnett Moffett are at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on July 11 for a screening of Naked Lunch (based on William Burroughs’ novel) and playing a soundtrack co-composed by the late Ornette Coleman.

Bassist William Parker’s In Order to Survive with drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on July 13-14.

Saxophonists David Murray and Kidd Jordan are at are at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on July 14 for a reunion of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on July 15.

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is at Central Park’s Summerstage for a Fela Kuti tribute on July 16.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday July 9. 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. 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.

This week’s guest is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, who you can see at Brooklyn’s Scholes Street Studio on July 1. And we have more listings for you this week.

WBGO Radio has a visual art exhibit featuring works produced by musicians. It’s on view at their studio in downtown Newark NJ and features the work of Will Calhoun, Mino Cinelu, Dick Griffin, Oliver Lake, Carmen Lundy and others.

 

Drummer Roy Haynes is at Subrosa with pianist Eddie Palmieri June 26.

Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra led by pianist Carla Bley is at The Blue Note on June 27.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at The Blue Note on June 28 with pianist McCoy Tyner.

Hammond B3 Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith is at the Jazz Standard from the 27 to July 2.

Bassist Dave Holland leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from the 27 to July 2.

Saxophonist Salim Washington is at Farafina Café in Harlem on July 1.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria and Ascension have a free outdoor concert at the 1 Bronx Festival on July 2 at the corner of Westchester and 3rd Aves.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Smoke from July 7-9 and the Blue Note from the 11-16.

Saxophonist “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson is at The Blue Note from July 6-9.

Bassist William Parker’s In Order to Survive is at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lab on July 13-14.

Saxophonist Rene McLean is at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place on July 15.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday July 9. 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. 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 the air this week, but stop by our archives to get your fix from nearly 7 years of archived shows until next week. Look for us at this year’s Vision Festival, which we’ll be reporting from and previewed last week with drummer Andrew Cyrille, guitarist Marc Ribot, vocalist Lisa Sokolof, pianist Geri Allen, and festival organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
 
Vision21
The big event is the Vision Festival and WBAI’s a media sponsor. It starts on the 5th with films celebrating the Sun Ra Arkestra at Anthology Film Archives and moves to Judson Memorial Church from the 7-12 with nightly performances highlighting the career of bassist Henry Grimes. Former guests include poet Quincy Troupe, saxophonist Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Michele Rosewoman, drummer Hamid Drake, and bassist William Parker. The schedule is at Vision’s site.
 
AZA, the exhibit of drummer Will Calhoun’s visual art collaboration is on display at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx until July 21st. See our review of the show for more details. Calhoun is also at City Winery for an acoustic show with Living Colour on June 8.
 
Saxophonist David Murray is at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on the 7th.
 
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Jazz Standard from the 7-12.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at BB King’s on the 8th.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room from June 8-9.
 
Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre is at Smoke with the “Bones of Art” ensemble from the 8-9.
 
Saxophonist René McLean is at Smoke, joined by fellow saxophonist Gary Bartz for a Jackie McLean tribute from June 10-12.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on June 11th.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers joins Talib Kweli at The Blue Note on June 13th.
 
Vocalist Rene Marie is at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on the 14th for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s annual benefit concert.
 
Bassist Christian McBride is at The Blue Note from June 14-19th.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer is at the Jazz Standard from June 15-19th.
 
Percussionist Steve Kroon is at Smoke on the 15th.
 
Pianist /Vocalist Andy Bey is at Mezzrow from the 17-18th.
 
Poet Sonia Sanchez’s and saxophonist Gary Bartz are at The Blue Note for an afternoon show on June 18th.
 
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for a free Summerstage performance on the 18th as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
 
Finally, the Blue Note Jazz festival runs throughout the month and has many more shows in addition to the ones highlighted here.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on June 12. 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 show is a preview of the 2016 Vision Festival and we’re talking to drummer Andrew Cyrille, guitarist Marc Ribot, vocalist Lisa Sokolof, pianist Geri Allen, and festival organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
 
miles and me
WBAI’s Spring Fund Drive has begun and We have 2 special premiums. There are signed copies of Quincy Troupe’s book Miles and Me or a one day pass to the Vision Festival. Either is available for a $35 pledge. Both include a year’s station membership and the Vision pass gets you discounted admission. You can pledge online throughout the drive for Miles and Me or for the Vision festival pass — or both. You can also call the hotline at 516-620-3602 if you want to do things the old school way. But act fast: there are limited copies of the book and only 3 Vision passes available. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
 
Vision21
The big event is the Vision Festival and WBAI’s a media sponsor. It starts on the 5th with films celebrating the Sun Ra Arkestra at Anthology Film Archives and moves to Judson Memorial Church from the 7-12 with nightly performances highlighting the career of bassist Henry Grimes. Former guests include poet Quincy Troupe, saxophonist Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Michele Rosewoman, drummer Hamid Drake, and bassist William Parker. The schedule is at Vision’s site and my long-promised preview really is on the way this week.
 
AZA, the exhibit of drummer Will Calhoun’s visual art collaboration is on display at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx until July 21st. See our review of the show for more details. Calhoun will be at the Blue Note on May 30th with McCoy Tyner. He’s also at The Blue Note with Living Colour in a special free show on the 31st and acoustic Living Colour shows at City Winery on June 1 and 8.
 
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads the Soulsquad at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on May 31.
 
Poet/playwright Sonia Sanchez’s plays Sister Son/Ji and The Bronx is Next have a short run at Restoration Plaza’s Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn from June 2-4.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley is at Le Poisson Rouge with Hazmat Modine on June 4 and Terra Blues on the 11th.
 
Trombonist/seashellist Steve Turre is at Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center on the 4th for the Lost Jazz Shrines series and at Smoke with the “Bones of Art” ensemble from the 8-9.
 
Drummer Roy Haynes is at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for a free Summerstage performance with pianist McCoy Tyner on the 4th.
 
Looking ahead, Saxophonist David Murray is at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on the 7th.
 
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at the Jazz Standard from the 7-12.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at BB King’s on the 8th.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room from June 8-9.
 
Saxophonist René McLean is at Smoke, joined by fellow saxophonist Gary Bartz for a Jackie McLean tribute from June 10-12.
 
Finally, the Blue Note Jazz festival runs throughout the month and we’ll highlight some of the shows next time.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on June 12. 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.

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