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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 features flutist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett. She’ll be at Birdland with Maqueque on the 25th for 8:30 and 11 PM sets.
 
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Before we get to the week’s shows, WBAI needs your support to stay on the air and keep us on the air in the station’s Fall Fund Drive. You can call 516-620-3602 or pledge online. Jane Bunnett’s just released Oddara CD with the Afro Cuban Maqueque group is available for a pledge of $35 to WBAI during this fall fund drive. There are also a few autographed copies of Quincy Troupe’s Miles and Me book or Will Calhoun’s Celebrating Elvin Jones CDs available and either would make a unique holiday gift. There are also copies of the MAC Power Trio’s Perfection CD with former Suga’ guests David Murray, Geri Allen, and Terri Lyne Carrington. You can also donate as little as $5. Even a little bit helps a lot and will be greatly appreciated!
 
TRIO3 with saxophonist Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Andrew Cyrille are at Roulette in Brooklyn for the Passin’ Thru Festival on the 17th.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on the 19th.
 
Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church on October 21st and 28th. Saxophonist David Murray joins in as a special guest on the 28th.
 
Pianist Vijay Iyer will be at the McCarter Theater in Princeton NJ on Oct. 21 and Columbia University’s Miller Theater on the 22nd.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell is at the McCarter Theater on October 22nd.
 
Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun is at Applehead Recording in Saugerties NY for a session with the Zig Zag Power Trio on the 22nd.
 
Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at the Bronx Music Heritage Center for a Latin jazz tribute to the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe on the 22nd.
 
Saxophonist Ahmed Abdullah leads his Diaspora ensemble at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on the 22nd.
 
Drummer Roy Haynes is at The Blue Note on October 24-25.
 
Vocalist Kurt Elling is at Birdland celebrating the release of his The Beautiful Day CD from the 26-29.
 
Also at The Blue Note is saxophonist Kenny Garrett as part of pianist Chick Corea’s Miles Davis tribute from the 26-30.
 
Pianist and keyboardist Marc Cary hosts the Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club on October 27th.
 
Vocalist Rene Marie is at the Jazz Standard from the 27-30.
 
Pianist Muhal Richard Abrams is at the Community Church of New York in Manhattan on the 28th to wrap up the AACM New York chapter’s fall concert series.
 
Low brass specialist on tuba Joe Daley will be at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on the 29th.
 
Drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun’s gallery exhibit of his visual art collaboration Aza is on view at the Bronx Music Heritage Center through February 11. We reviewed the show earlier this year.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on October 30th. 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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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 December 13th. If you missed our last show with vibraphonist Gary Burton, then head on over to our our audio archives for that and much more. Now let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
 
Jeff Lieberman’s The Amazing Nina Simone documentary film is at Hudson NY’s Time and Space until the 10th and Hartford CT’s Real Art Ways from the 11-17.
 
Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from December 8-13.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 8.
 
Douglas Ewart plays with Wadada Leo Smith at Roulette in Brooklyn on December 10 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of AACM New York.
 
Pianist Marc Cary hosts The Harlem Sessions at The Gin Fizz on December 10 and 17.
 
Master drummer Michael Carvin is at Kitano on December 11 and 12th.
 
Saxophonist “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson leads a quartet at Flushing Town Hall on December 12.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at the Turning Point in Piermont NY on December 12.
 
Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with John Zorn on December 13.
 
The documentary Baddddd Sonia Sanchez screens at the New York African Diaspora Film Festival on the 13th.
 
Pianist Geri Allen is at the Village Vanguard from December 15-20.
 
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at Smoke from December 18-21.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on December 13. 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 is vibraphonist Gary Burton! He has no upcoming NYC area performances, but we’ll let you know when he’ll be here again. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
 
Poet jessica Care moore is at the Blue Note with pianist Marc Cary on November 30.
 
Pianist Randy Weston is at New School University’s Tishman Auditorium with Senegalese master drummers for a tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose on November 30.
 
Bassist Christian McBride leads two different trios at the Village Vanguard from December 1-6 and 8-13.
 
Jeff Lieberman’s The Amazing Nina Simone documentary film is at Hudson NY’s Time and Space from the 3-10 and Hartford CT’s Real Art Ways from the 11-17.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 8.
 
Douglas Ewart plays with Wadada Leo Smith at Roulette in Brooklyn on December 10 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of AACM New York.
 
Pianist Marc Cary hosts The Harlem Sessions at The Gin Fizz on December 3 and 10.
 
Master drummer Michael Carvin is at Kitano on December 11 and 12th.
 
Saxophonist “Sweet Poppa” Lou Donaldson leads a quartet at Flushing Town Hall on December 12.
 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at the Turning Point in Piermont NY on December 12.
 
Organist John Medeski is at The Stone with John Zorn on December 13.
 
Pianist Geri Allen is at the Village Vanguard from December 15-20.
 

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on December 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.
 
Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week: we’re back on November 29th. If you missed our last show with trumpeter Hugh Masekela, then head on over to our our audio archives for that and much more. Scroll down the page to read our review of Masekela and pianist Larry Willis at Jazz Standard. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.
 
Percussionist Adam Rudolph leads “GO”: the guitar orchestra in a CD release party at Roulette in Brooklyn on the 23rd.
 
Trombonist Dick Griffin is at The Stone on the 24th.
 
Bassist Larry Ridley is at The Stone on November 27th.
 
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at BB King’s with Larry Coryell for a Jimi Hendrix birthday tribute on the 27th.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on the 18th and is with Steve Davis’s sextet at Smoke from the 27-29th.
 
Saxophonist René McLean is at The Cell Theatre on the 28th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Will Calhoun and vocalist Nona Hendryx will be at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on the 29th in Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.
 
Poet jessica Care moore is at the Blue Note with pianist Marc Cary on November 30.
 
Pianist Randy Weston is at New School University’s Tishman Auditorium with Senegalese master drummers for a tribute to Doudou N’Diaye Rose on November 30.
 
Bassist Christian McBride leads two different trios at the Village Vanguard from December 1-6 and 8-13.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria is at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 8.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on November 29. 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 is trumpeter Hugh Masekela! He has no upcoming performances in the NYC area, though listeners in the Midwest and on the West Coast should check his site for dates with Larry Willis and see our review of their performance at Jazz Standard. And we have lots more music for you this week.
 
The Doc NYC Festival continues until the 19th and has several films of interest to jazz fans. The Sonia Sanchez documentary Baddd Sonia Sanchez screens on the 18th and 19th. The Jazz Loft According to W Eugene Smith collects material from the extensive recordings and photographs from Smith’s years in a Sixth Ave loft building frequented by several jazz luminaries and screens on the 16th. Finally, Liz Garbus’s Nina Simone documentary What Happened Miss Simone? Screens on the 17th and 18th. The Doc NYC website has showtimes and details and you can find links to everything and a festival preview on our blog.
 
If you missed the weeklong run of Jeff Lieberman’s The Amazing Nina Simone documentary in NYC, you’ve got another shot on the 18th, when it screens at Huntington LI’s Cinema Arts Centre. Those of you (far) north of the city can catch it in Rhinebeck NY on the 20th and Woodstock on the 21st at Upstate Films.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers is at the Blue Note from November 17-22.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on the 18th and is with Steve Davis’s sextet at Smoke from the 27-29th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from November 19-22.
 
Percussionist Adam Rudolph leads “GO”: the guitar orchestra in a CD release party at Roulette in Brooklyn on the 23rd.
 
Trombonist Dick Griffin is at The Stone on the 24th.
 
Bassist Larry Ridley is at The Stone on November 27th.
 
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon is at BB King’s with Larry Coryell for a Jimi Hendrix birthday tribute on the 27th.
 
Saxophonist René McLean is at The Cell Theatre on the 28th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Will Calhoun and vocalist Nona Hendryx will be at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on the 29th in Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.
 
Poet jessica Care moore is at the Blue Note on November 30.
 
Bassist Christian McBride leads two different trios at the Village Vanguard from December 1-6 and 8-13.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on November 29. 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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We’re passing on info on two separate NYC events via Kim Smith Public Relations and from Vision Fest organizers Arts for Art. Memorial events for the legendary saxophonist Ornette Coleman and percussionist Jerome Cooper have been announced.

You have probably already gotten the news that Coleman died on June 11th. The official memorial will likely be the first of many for Coleman, who leaves a huge musical legacy and whose influence lives on in many musicians.

Coleman’s legacy is also deeply tied to New York and the evolution of jazz through his involvement in the downtown loft scene and engagement at the Five Spot club among other things.

Coleman’s memorial service is Saturday June 27 at 11 AM at Manhattan’s historic Riverside Church: 490 Riverside Drive (between 121-122 Sts.). The standard advice for these events applies here: get there very early if you want to be sure of getting inside. As large as Riverside is, we’re guessing that it’ll still be inadequate to hold the multitudes of people wanting to say a final goodbye to the man whose music was so influential and, by all accounts, was incredibly thoughtful and generous in his personal life.

A less-noted passing is that of percussionist Jerome Cooper, who died on May 6 in Brooklyn. Cooper was an active member of the avant garde jazz scene and is probably best known for his work with the Revolutionary Ensemble with violinist Leroy Jenkins and bassist Sirone.

Cooper’s memorial is scheduled for 7 PM on Tuesday June 30 at Roulette in Brooklyn: 509 Atlantic Ave (corner of 3rd Ave). It’s a short walk from the Atlantic Avenue subway and LIRR hub and should be familiar to Vision Fest attendees, since it’s where the event was held for the last two years. There are scheduled musical tributes by Thurman Barker, Tom Buckner, Cooper-Moore, bassist William Parker, multi instrumentalist Charles Gayle, Reggie Nicholson’s OGJB Quartet (Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda, Barry Altschul), drummer William Hooker, percussionist Adam Rudolph and others.

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

Suga 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 now alternates Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11 PM -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 on Suga’ in My Bowl is saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. You can catch him at the Jazz Standard from February 3-8. We’ll also have a ticket giveaway during the show! Tune in for a chance to win. If you missed it, be sure to scroll down the page for our coverage of the Winter Jazz Fest and the Charlie Haden Memorial. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Pianist Vijay Iyer wraps up his residency at The Stone on 25th with various guests sitting in each night. Legendary bassist Reggie Workman joins for the finale.

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The Arts for Art organization’s (promoters of the annual Vision Fest) artist response to the Black Lives Matter movement continues through the 30th at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side. Dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker and trombonist Dick Griffin (who will be showing his visual art) will be among the many artists and performers there.

Pianist Marc Cary‘s 5-week residency at the Cell Theatre continues on January 31st, running on Saturday evenings through February.

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Harpist Brandee Younger leads a quartet and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at the Met Museum of Art’s “Jazz and Colors” event on January 30th. If you miss that show, you can catch Younger at a free show at the Queens Public Library’s Central Branch on February 1st.

Looking ahead, you have a rare opportunity to catch multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle on saxophone, bass, and piano with guitarist Marc Ribot at The Stone on January 28th.

Also on the 28th, keyboardist John Medeski is at the Village Vanguard.

Looking further ahead, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders will be at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from January 29th to February 1st.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake will be at Roulette in Brooklyn on January 30th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen has a free show at the Sugarcube pop-up performance space at South St. Seaport on January 31st. Admission is free but you can reserve a spot at their website.

Finally, looking even further ahead, Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter will be at Treme in Islip, LI on January 31st.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane’s group from February 3rd through 8th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins Eddie Henderson’s quintet at Smoke from February 6-8th.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole will be at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on February 7th for “Afro Horn”, a tribute to Henry Dumas.

That’s all for now. With our biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI February 8th. 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_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

Suga 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 now alternates Sunday nights with Sports Qualified at our usual 11 PM -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.

Suga’ in My Bowl is off the air this week. Join us on air next Sunday. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives and scroll down the page for our coverage of the Charlie Haden Memorial in NYC. And check back later on for our review of this year’s Winter Jazz Fest. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Pianist Vijay Iyer has a residency at The Stone from January 20-25th with various guests sitting in each night. Legendary bassist Reggie Workman joins him on the 20th and 25th.

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The Arts for Art organization (promoters of the annual Vision Fest) will have an artist response to the Black Lives Matter movement from the 23rd to 30th at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side. Dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker and trombonist Dick Griffin (who will be showing his visual art) will be among the many artists and performers there.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on January 23rd and 24th. They continue a 5-week residency at the Cell Theatre on January 31st, running through February.

Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs is at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on the 24th.

Harpist Brandee Younger is at Minton’s in Harlem on the 25th.

Looking ahead, you have a rare opportunity to catch multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle on saxophone, bass, and piano with guitarist Marc Ribot at The Stone on January 28th.

Also on the 28th, keyboardist John Medeski is at the Village Vanguard.

Looking further ahead, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders will be at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from January 29th to February 1st.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake will be at Roulette in Brooklyn on January 30th.

Finally, looking even further ahead, Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter will be at Treme in Islip, LI on January 31st.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI next week, January 25th. 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.

branches-of-the-tree-of-life_smThis week’s Suga in My Bowl guest is poet and vocalist Abiodun Oyewole. He’ll be having a book party later this fall for Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013, which has just been released by 2Leaf Press. Ask for it at your bookseller of choice. We’ll pass event info on when we get a firm date. Meanwhile, we have other listings for you if you want to catch music this week.

Also at the Blue Note from September 9th to 14th is an all star line-up of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, pianist Geri Allen, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, who are gathering for a live album recording session with Odean Pope!

Bassist Christian McBride leads a trio at Birdland from September 9th to 13th.

Legendary drummer Roy Haynes brings his Fountain of Youth band to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from September 11th to 14th.

The Sun Ra Arkestra under saxophonist Marshall Allen’s direction flies in from Saturn to land at Roulette in Brooklyn on September 12th.

Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Jazz Standard with a trio from September 12th to 14th.

Look for Roy Ayers at the Spirit and Harmony Festival

Roy Ayers| Shawn Anderson/Flickr. Creative Commons.

Roy Ayers| Shawn Anderson/Flickr. Creative Commons.

Vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers will be at the First Annual Spirit and Harmony Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on September 13th.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI September 7th and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

Special program note: Last call for our summer fund drive premium with Howard University professor Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr‘s fantastic biography of the legendary Pan African scholar Dr. John Henrik Clarke! You can support WBAI (and our show) by pledging for a copy of the Dr. Clarke special on CD or donating as little as $5 at the secure online donation site.

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.

With the end of WBAI’s spring fund drive, we’re back to regular programming! This week’s guest is Charles Gayle, who you can catch at Arts for Art’s Vision Fest. Gayle is featured on June 11th and the fest runs until the 15th at Brooklyn’s Roulette. And we’ve got plenty of other listings for you this week as well.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines a fundraiser for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on June 9th.

Pianist and vocalist Diane Schuur appears at BB Kings on June 10th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet featuring Hammond Organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Blue Note on June 10th and 11th.

Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones leads a band at Smoke on June 11th.

Pianist Harold Mabern will also be at Smoke with Saxophonist Eric Alexander’s Quartet on June 13th and 14th.

On the 14th, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin appears at the Blue Note in a late night set.

On the 16th, vocalist and pianist Andy Bey does a solo performance at the Blue Note.

Looking ahead, drummer Teri Lyne Carrington and pianist Geri Allen will be at the Village Vanguard from June 17-22.

Many of these events are part of the monthlong Blue Note Jazz Festival. Of course, the big news this week is the Vision Fest we mentioned at the top of the post. We’ll have special coverage on that in a separate post, so stay tuned.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI on Father’s Day, June 15th, 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.

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