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Special ticket giveaway: We have four tickets to offer for the Schomburg Women in Jazz Festival’s Celebrate the Great Women of Jazz and Blues event on Monday March 23rd. We’re offering a maximum of 2 tickets per person to lucky supporters of our blog and show! Fill out the form below and we’ll contact you if you’re one of the lucky ones. First come, first serve and the form will close on Monday morning or when the tickets are all gone. The show is from 7-8:30 PM on Monday, March 23rd at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center: 135th St. and Lenox in Manhattan. More details are at the Eventbrite page.

Lineup: Toshi Reagon (musical director), Allison Miller, Mimi Jones, Shamie Royston, Christelle Durandy, Tamar-kali, and more!

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This giveaway’s ended, but thanks for checking in. Remember to check back this weekend for our giveaway for the final event in the series with former Suga’ guests Catherine Russell and Lakecia Benjamin.Keep up with us by following the blog (scroll to the bottom of the page to get email for new posts), following us on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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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.

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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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.

TLC_Money_JungleSpecial ticket giveaway: We have six tickets to offer for the Schomburg Women in Jazz Festival’s performance of drummer Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy Award-winning version of the Ellington classic Money Jungle. We’re offering a maximum of 2 tickets per person to lucky supporters of our blog and show! Fill out the form below and we’ll contact you if you’re one of the lucky ones. First come, first serve and the form will close on Monday morning or when the tickets are all gone. The show is from 6:30-8:30 PM on Monday, March 16th at the New York Public library’s Schomburg Center: 135th St. and Lenox in Manhattan. More details are at the Eventbrite page.

Line-up is: Terri Lyne Carrington – Drums; Aaron Parks – piano; Antonio Hart – sax; James Genus – bass; Matt Stevens – guitar; Elena Pinderhughes – flute and vocals; Alyson Williams – vocals.

This giveaway’s ended, but thanks for checking in. Keep up with us by following the blog (scroll to the bottom of the page to get email for new posts), following us on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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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 an interview with WBGO radio host Sheila Anderson! You can see her live at the 92nd St. Y’s Latin on Lex event on the 12th and and hear her from 1-6 AM most Saturday and Sunday mornings on WBGO FM. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

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

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.

Vocalist Nona Hendryx will be one of many performers at the Schomburg for a Women’s Jazz Festival tribute to her work on March 9th.

Guitarist Marc Ribot is at The Stone on March 10th.

Columbia University professor and writer Farah Jasmine Griffin will be at the Schomburg for a discussion on African American writers and artists in the 1950s on the 11th.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria will be leading Quarteto Aché at Floridita on 125th St in Harlem on the 13th and at Seton Hall University in New Jersey on the 18th.

Legendary Drummer Roy Haynes celebrates his 90th birthday from the 13-15th at the Blue Note with special guests sitting in every night including guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Christian McBride on the 13th!

Trombonist Steve Turre will be at Smoke from March 13-15th to celebrate the release of his Spiritman CD.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz will lead a Quartet at Kitano on March 14th.

Looking ahead, 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.

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

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.

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 for our interview with WBGO radio host Sheila Anderson! To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

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

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.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria will be at Somethin’ Jazz Club on March 4th with with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble. You can also catch him leading Quarteto Aché at Floridita on 125th St in Harlem on March 13th.

Organist John Medeski will be at Brooklyn Bowl on March 5th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz will lead a Quartet at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on March 7th.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at Harlem’s Ginny’s Supper Club on March 7th.

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley will be at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on March 7th.

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads his trio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Temple of Dendur on March 7th.

Drummer Will Calhoun, pianist Randy Weston, saxophonist Oliver Lake, and poet and writer Quincy Troupe will be at MIST in Harlem for a Harlem Arts Salon benefit concert on March 8th.

Vocalist Nona Hendryx will be one of many performers at the Schomburg for a Women’s Jazz Festival tribute to her work on March 9th.

Columbia University professor and writer Farah Jasmine Griffin will be at the Schomburg for a discussion on African American writers and artists in the 1950s on March 11th.

Looking ahead, saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a Quartet at Kitano on March 13th.

Legendary Drummer Roy Haynes celebrates his 90th birthday from March 13-15th at the Blue Note with special guests sitting in every night including guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Christian McBride on the 13th!

Trombonist Steve Turre will be at Smoke from March 13-15th to celebrate the release of his Spiritman CD.

Looking further ahead, 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.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves March 8. 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

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 will now alternate 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. To get your fix until then, our audio archives have several years worth of shows: more than enough to keep you occupied for Sunday brunch or while doing laundry, housecleaning, or a good workout. Until then, here’s what other Suga’ guests are doing in the area.

Guitarist Pat Metheny and his Unity Group wraps up a rare week of sets to end their world tour at the Blue Note on December 7th.

Bassist Christian McBride finishes a week at the Village Vanguard with his Inside Straight ensemble on December 7th. He returns with a trio from the 9th to 14th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on December 7th.

Bassist Reggie Workman will be at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Azar Lawrence’s Quartet for celebration of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme on December 9th to 10th.

UPenn professor Dr. Guthrie Ramsey will be at HarlemStage on the City College of NY campus on December 11th for a free roundtable discussion on the current state of Black music.

Pianist and vocalist Andy Bey will be at Minton’s in Harlem on the 12th and 13th.

Drummer Michael Carvin will be at Kitano on December 12th to 13th with a release party for his new Flash Forward CD.

Vocalist Carol Maillard and the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock return to the area for their annual holiday concerts. You can catch them at Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Center on December 13th and at NJPAC in Newark on the 20th.

Pianist Randy Weston will be the master of ceremonies for a tribute to saxophonist Rene McLean at the Schomburg Center on December 16th. Details are on the Sista’s Place website.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 16th.

Drummer Jeff Tain Watts leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard from December 16th to 21st.

Pianist Vijay Iyer presents “Music for Transformation” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on December 18th to 20th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quartet at Smoke from the 19th to 22nd as part of their John Coltrane festival.

Low Brass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley, returns at Terra Blues on Bleecker Street with Hazmat Modine on December 20th.

Pianist Marc Cary leads his Focus Trio at Minton’s in Harlem on the 21st.

Looking much further ahead, vocalist Catherine Russell and master drummer Michael Carvin will both be appearing at Mohonk Mountain House’s Jazz on the Mountain from January 16-19th, but you need to reserve space now.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI December 14th. 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 will now alternate 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 is Low Brass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley, who returns for the second part of our interview with him. If you like what you hear, you can catch him with Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues on Bleecker Street on December 6th and 20th. Until then, here’s what other Suga’ guests are doing in the area.

Guitarist Pat Metheny wraps up a world tour with his Unity Group. Catch them for a rare week of sets at the Blue Note from December 2nd-7th.

Bassist Christian McBride kicks off a 2-week run at the Village Vanguard with his Inside Straight ensemble from December 2nd-7th. He returns with a trio from the 9th to 14th.

Saxophonist Lou Donaldson leads a quartet at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club from December 4th-7th.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at HarlemStage on the campus of the City College of NY on December 4th for a free performance at an event honoring writers James Baldwin and Audre Lorde. you can also see her at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem for the Jazz Vespers on December 7th.

Saxophonist René McLean will be at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on December 6th.

Bassist Reggie Workman will be at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Azar Lawrence’s Quartet for celebration of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme on December 9th to 10th.

UPenn professor Dr. Guthrie Ramsey will be at HarlemStage on the City College of NY campus on December 11th for a free roundtable discussion on the current state of Black music.

Drummer Michael Carvin will be at Kitano on December 12th to 13th with a release party for his new Flash Forward CD.

Vocalist Carol Maillard will be at Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Center on December 13th for a holiday concert with the legendary Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Pianist Randy Weston will be the master of ceremonies for a tribute to saxophonist Rene McLean at the Schomburg Center on December 16th. Details are on the Sista’s Place website.

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center with Gene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble on December 16th.

That’s all for now. With our new biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is off the airwaves next week, but back on WBAI December 14th. 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 feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

There are no immediate upcoming shows for this week’s guest, bassist Alex Blake, but rest assured that he’ll have area gigs in the future and we’ll collect them and pass the info on to you when we hear about them.

This week’s listings are lighter than usual, reflecting the unpredictable late winter weather. There are still a few choice events for you to catch, however, if you’re willing to brave the cold and slush.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga has a regular Monday night gig at Manhattan’s Kotobuki Restaurant. She’ll be there on February 3rd and 10th.

There are two tributes this week for late poet and activist Amiri Baraka. On Tuesday February 4th from 6-8 PM, there’s an event at NYU honoring both Baraka and the late poet Jayne Cortez. The NYU event is at 238 Thompson St, 5th floor and admission is free, but reserve a spot at 212-988-4222. On Saturday, February 8th the 7:30 PM tribute at the Schomburg will feature poet Sonia Sanchez and pianist Randy Weston. Tickets are required for the Schomburg event. Call (888) 718-4253 or reserve tickets online. It’s a good idea to reserve tickets very early.

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

Steve_Turre_smallThis week’s guest, trombonist Steve Turre, appears on Tuesday January 21st in a JJ Johnson 90th birthday tribute at the NY Baha’i Center’s weekly Jazz Night at 53 E 11th St. Call 212 222 5159 for details.

Blueswoman Alexis P. Suter is at Iridium on Monday the 20th.

Also on Monday the 20th, pianist pianist Marc Cary appears with the Namaskar ensemble at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga has a regular Monday night gig at Manhattan’s Kotobuki Restaurant. She’ll be there on the 20th and 27th. She also has gigs this week at Londel’s Supper Club on the 24th and Showman’s on the 25th.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on January 22nd to promote his new Right on Time release.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts leads the Watts Family Reunion Band at the Jazz Standard from the 22nd to the 25th.

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads a trio at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room on the 24th and 25th.

Harpist Brandee Younger’s Quartet performs a free show at the Queens Public Library’s Flushing Branch at 1:30 PM on January 25th.

Looking further ahead, saxophonist Kenny Garrett appears at the Celebration of Jazz Saxophones at Rutgers University Newark’s Paul Robeson Campus Center on Tuesday January 28th.

Looking even further ahead, a tribute to the late Amiri Baraka featuring poet Sonia Sanchez and pianist Randy Weston will be held at the Schomburg on Saturday, February 8th. It’s probably a good idea to reserve tickets very early.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI, is off the air next week, 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. 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.

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