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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. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts is at the Jazz Standard with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane’s group from February 2nd through 8th.

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

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.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin leads her Soulsquad at Minton’s on February 12th.

Organist John Medeski is at the Village Vanguard on February 12th.

Vocalist Diane Schuur will be at Iridium on February 13th – 15th.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves will be at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on February 13th and 14th.

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Pianist Marc Cary‘s residency at the Cell Theatre continues with late sets on February 14th and 21st.

Harpist Brandee Younger is also at the Cell Theatre with a quartet for the late set on February 14th.

That’s all for now. With our biweekly schedule, Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI airwaves February 8th. 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.

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_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 show features an interview with pianist Geri Allen done by special guest co-host Columbia University’s Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin. See her this week at the memorial for bassist Charlie Haden (details below). This (nearly) wraps up our coverage on the 2015 Winter Jazz Fest. Check back later this week for a review and scroll down the page for our cheat sheet and preview of the festival. And we have other live music this week.

There will be a memorial for the late saxophonist Will Connell on the 12th at The Jazz Church, St. Peter’s. Saxophonist Oliver Lake, multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle, and trombonist Craig Harris will be just a few of the many artists performing appearing at the memorial. You are all cordially invited ….

The big news is a memorial and celebration of the life of the late bassist Charlie Haden; at the Town Hall on January 13th with Ruth Cameron-Haden, Pat Metheny, Brandee Younger, low bass specialist Joe Daley, pianist Geri Allen, and many more. Admission is free, but organizers will take donations for the Haden CalArts Scholarship fund to help music students. They also recommend arriving early, since space is limited and it will start and end on time.

It’s the very last call for reservations to see vocalist Catherine Russell and master drummer Michael Carvin at Mohonk Mountain House’s Jazz on the Mountain from January 16-19th.

Pianist Marc Cary returns to the Cell Theatre with his Focus trio on January 17th.

Dr. Leonard Jeffries will have a birthday celebration on the 18th at Harlem’s National Black Theater from 4-9 PM. Admission’s free, but be prepared to make a donation. Call 201-837-1355 for details and or see the event’s poster (opens as a photo) on Facebook.

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 will be among the many artists and performers there.

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.

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

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI next week, January 11th. 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_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. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives and join us next Sunday for our show with saxophonist David Murray. We have the usual line-up of live music this week, with listings through New Year’s Eve, so you can plan festivities ahead.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz‘s quartet wraps up a week at Smoke on the 21st and 22nd as part of their John Coltrane festival.

Pianist Harold Mabern co-leads a sextet from the 23rd to January 1st at Smoke as part of their Coltrane Festival, including a New year’s Eve show.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at Jazz Standard on the 23rd with Andy Farber’s “After Midnight” Orchestra

Harpist Brandee Younger takes the stage at Minton’s in Harlem on the 28th.

Trombonist Craig Harris will be at the Stone on December 28th and at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on New Year’s Eve.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves will be at Avery Fisher Hall on New Year’s Eve.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater will be at Iridium from the 31st to January 2nd.

Looking further ahead, mark the dates of January 8-10th on the calendar, as there are several Suga’ guests appearing at the Winter Jazz Fest. We’ll have coverage of it separately here on the blog.

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. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI next week, December 28th. 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_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_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, but be sure to join us next week for part 2 of our interview with Low Bass Specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley! Until then, here’s what other Suga’ guests are doing in the area.

Pianist Harold Mabern returns to Smoke with the Steve Davis Sextet from November 28th-30th.

Drummer Will Calhoun will be at Irving Plaza with Living Colour on November 28th.

Looking ahead, 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.

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

Harpist Brandee Younger is at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem for the Jazz Vespers on December 7th. Details are at abyssinian.org./

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.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI next week, November 30th. 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.

This week’s guest is drummer Hamid Drake. There are no immediate shows to announce, but we’ll keep you up to date with this segment. But we have other listings for you if you want to catch music this week.

Blueswoman Alexis P. Suter will be at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen NJ on June 27th.

Saturday, June 28th is shaping up to be a big day, music-wise.

Last week’s guest, drummer J.T. Lewis, will be appearing with Sandra St. Victor at Prospect Park’s Celebrate Brooklyn! series on June 28th.

Several guests will be at NYU’s Skirball Center for a Jazz Forum for the Arts benefit performance. Drummers Bobby Sanabria and Michael Carvin, trombonist Steve Turre, and many others will be there.

Bassist Reggie Workman will have a birthday celebration concert at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn.

Finally, if you’re up for a road trip, you can catch pianist Marc Cary‘s Focus Trio and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s In the Beginning Octet at the Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs NY on June 28th.

Further ahead in Saratoga Springs, on July 1st saxophonist Tia Fuller appears at Skidmore College’s jazz institute with Rufus Reed’s Quintet.

Also on the horizon, pianist Geri Allen has a residency at The Stone on the Lower East Side from July 1st through the 6th. On the 6th, she’ll be joined by saxophonist Tia Fuller.

The Blue Note Jazz Festival, wraps up this week with events in several venues.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI July 6, but we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online here next Sunday with a fresh set of listings. If you haven’t seen it yet, do check out our coverage of this year’s Vision Fest, where we did a recap of the first day, second and third days, and will have a final recap in a separate post.

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.

This week’s guests are past and present members of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Currently under the direction of Marshall Allen, they’re on a tour celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ra’s arrival on Planet Earth. You can see one guest, Ahmed Abdullah, whose Diaspora ensemble will be playing Sun Ra’s music at 2 Brooklyn gigs this week. Catch them at Sista’s Place on Saturday May 10th or the Shapeshifter lab on Sunday the 11th.

Columbia University Professor and writer Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin will be part of a conversation about Charlie Parker’s life and legacy at Minton’s on Monday May 5th.

And Wednesday the 7th is unusually busy this week.

On Wednesday, Drummer Kim Thompson appears at Showman’s Jazz Club.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts appears at Minton’s with the “3SUM” group.

And, finally, pianist Vijay Iyer has is at The Stone. He also has a free performance—that’s right, free—at the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall on Friday May 9th. You need to reserve tickets in advance for Friday, which you can do at the Harlem Stage website.

Also on Friday the 9th, drummer Bobby Sanabria leads his Multiverse Big Band in a daytime show at the Apollo Theater and Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Drummer Michael Carvin have a late show at the Apollo Café.

Many of these events are part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines festival.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI next Sunday (May 11th) 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.

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.

TThe show is off the air this week for our end-of-the-month break, but there’s still some live music, so let’s dig in.

Organist Akiko Tsuruga continues her regular Monday night gig at Manhattan’s Kotobuki Restaurant. See her there on March 31st and April 7th. She’ll also be at the Garage Restaurant with her trio on April 4th and as part of the Gerald Hayes Trio on the 5th.

Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts leads a quartet at the legendary (and now re-opened) Minton’s in Harlem on April 9th.

Later on that night at Minton’s, Harpist Brandee Younger leads a quartet in a late set.

Looking further ahead, bassist Alex Blake will be with percussionist Neil Clarke’s trio at Sista’s Place in Bedford Stuyvestant on April 5th as part of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s annual spring festival (link opens a PDF).

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI, 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.

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.