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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 every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. 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 pre-empted this week for WBAI’s Summer Fund Drive, but hop over to our archives for last week’s show with excerpts from a special remembering the late violinist Billy Bang.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Summer Fund Drive is in full swing. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy. and gets you a few perks–including a members’ discount card useful for several places around NYC–in addition to giving the station a predictable, stable source of support. You can also pledge for your own copy of our Billy bang special as a thank you gift for supporting the station! As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Bassist William Parker has a residency at The Stone from July 30-August 3.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from July 30-August 4..

Vocalists Amina Claudine Myers, Charenee Wade, Lizz Wright, poet Sonia Sanchez, and drummer Teri Lyne Carrrington are all at Damrosch Park for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on July 31.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Grant’s Tomb for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on July 31. he also leads the Multiverse Big Band at Taino Towers in Harlem for a Tato Laviera tribute on August 15.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on August 1.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a Latin Jazz Sextet at Smoke on August 1.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on August 3 and 10.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria and Ascension are at Worldwide Plaza at 50th St and 8th Ave for a free lunchtime set on August 6.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at Birdland from August 6-10.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 6-11 and 13-18.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on August 16.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday August 6 in our new weekly 10 PM slot! 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. 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 every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. 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 presents excerpts from a special memorial remembering the late violinist Billy Bang.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Summer Fund Drive is in full swing. We urge you to give whatever you can and it’s particularly helpful to become a sustaining member with a monthly pledge, which we call a BAI Buddy. and gets you a few perks–including a members’ discount card useful for several places around NYC–in addition to giving the station a predictable, stable source of support. You can also pledge for your own copy of our Billy bang special as a thank you gift for supporting the station! As always, thanks for any help you can offer.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park with The Last Poets for a free outdoor performance as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on July 24.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on July 25.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on July 27 and August 3.

Poet Sonia Sanchez is at Hearst Plaza for the annual La Casita poetry event at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on July 27 and at the Pregones Theater in the South Bronx on July 28.

Bassist Charnett Moffett leads a trio at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on July 28.

Bassist William Parker has a residency at The Stone from July 30-August 3.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from July 30-August 4..

Vocalists Amina Claudine Myers, Charenee Wade, Lizz Wright, poet Sonia Sanchez, and drummer Teri Lyne Carrrington are all at Damrosch Park for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on July 31.

Saxophonist T.K. Blue is at Grant’s Tomb for a free outdoor performance as part of the Jazzmobile series on July 31.

Percussionist Steve Kroon leads a Latin Jazz Sextet at Smoke on August 1.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria and Ascension are at Worldwide Plaza at 50th St and 8th Ave for a free lunchtime set on August 6.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at Birdland from August 6-10.

Guitarist Bill Frisell leads a trio at the Village Vanguard from August 6-11 and 13-18.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday July 23 in our new weekly 10 PM slot! 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. 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 every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. 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 presents an interview with the director of an exciting new documentary on the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove! Be sure to tune in Tuesday night. Meanwhile, we have more listings for you this week.

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Ngoma Hill is at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem on July 16 and the third Tuesday of every month for the Fat Tuesdays poetry and music showcase.

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads an ensemble at the Village Vanguard from July 16-21 with Graham Haynes on coronet.

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington leads an ensemble at Grant’s Tomb in a free outdoor concert as part of the Jazzmobile series on July 17.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls in a late set on July 17.

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre leads a quintet at Smoke from July 18-20.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the Caramoor Jazz Festival playing the music of John Coltrane on July 20.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on July 20 and 27.

Poet Abiodun Oyewole is at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park with The Last Poets for a free outdoor performance as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on July 24.

Bassist Mimi Jones is at Smalls leading an after hours set on July 25.

Poet Sonia Sanchez is at Hearst Plaza for the annual La Casita poetry event at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on July 27 and at the Pregones Theater in the South Bronx on July 28.

Bassist Charnett Moffett leads a trio at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on July 28.

Bassist William Parker has a residency at The Stone from July 30-August 3.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday July 14 in our new weekly 10 PM slot! 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. 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 every Tuesday night from 10 PM -12 midnight. 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 guests are poets Sonia Sanchez and jessica Care Moore. No current gigs, but we’ll let you know when they has something going on  in our area and we have more listings for you this week.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on March 31.

Guitarist Pat Metheny is at NJ’s Bergen Performing Arts Center on April 3 and in Westbury LI at The Space on April 4.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Roulette on April 5.

Percussionist Baba Neil Clarke is at Brooklyn’s Sista’s Place for a Randy Weston tribute on April 6.

Bassist Reggie Workman is at Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church for Jazz Vespers on April 6.

Finally, Vocalist Thana Alexa is at the Jazz Gallery with Rocky Rodriguez’s quintet on April 6.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with weekly late Saturday night sets at Smoke on April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Drummer JT Lewis is at the Jazz Gallery with Phantom Station on April 12.

Vocalist Lizz Wright is in Cape May NJ for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival on April 12.

Bassist Christian McBride is at NJPAC in Newark with Chick Corea on April 12 and in Cape May NJ for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival on April 13.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on April 13 and 27.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio in the late set at Smalls on April 17.

Finally, Trumpeter Terence Blanchard leads the E-Collective at the Blue Note from April 18-21.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday April 2 in our new weekly 10 PM slot! 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. 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. Things quiet down this week as artists head off to the summer festival circuit, but we’ve pulled out a few things worth your time. The venerable Jazzmobile series has also released a few events as well, which we’ll be highlighting later on, but you can head on over to their site right now.
 
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.
 
Poet Sonia Sanchez reads her work on July 4 in an outdoor concert at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn. The performance is included in the festival’s small suggested admission fee.
 
Saxophonist Billy Harper leads a quintet at Smoke from the 15-17th.
 
Harpist Brandee Younger has weekly Sunday brunch sets at Minton’s in Harlem and has a free outdoor performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival on July 21.
 
Vocalist Catherine Russell and bassist Christian McBride are at the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Westchester County on July 23rd.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on July 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.

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 really does wrap our coverage of this year’s Vision Festival with the second half of an interview with drummer Andrew Cyrille. You can catch him at the Village Vanguard from July 5-10 with saxophonist Joe Lovano. Be sure to check out our extended coverage of this year’s Vision on the blog: just scroll down for posts.
 
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.
 
Trombonist Craig Harris is at MIST in Harlem on the 27th presenting his composition “TriHarLenium: A Sound Portrait of Harlem 1976-2006”.
 
There’s a free screening of Liz Garbus’s documentary What Happened Miss Simone? In Brooklyn’s Von King Park as part of the Summerstage festival on June 28.
 
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 28-July 2nd.
 
Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his Evolution ensemble and a Trio at the Jazz Standard from June 28-July 3rd.
 
Drummer J.T. Lewis is at The Stone on the 30th for the late set.
 
Trombonist Steve Turre is at Smoke on July 1-3 with Carl Allen and the Heritage Band.
 
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads his a band on July 2 and poet Sonia Sanchez reads her work on July 4 in outdoor concerts at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn. Performances are included in the festival’s small suggested admission fee.
 
Finally, Harpist Brandee Younger has weekly Sunday brunch sets at Minton’s in Harlem starting on July 3.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on July 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.

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. Be sure to check out our extended coverage of this year’s Vision Festival on the blog. We have a few more posts from Vision in the pipeline, too.
 
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.
 
For those of you far north of NYC, saxophonist Billy Harper leads a quintet at The Falcon in Marlboro NY on the 19th.
 
Drummer/percussionist Will Calhoun is at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn with Vernon Reid’s Power Trio on the 22nd.
 
Pianist Marc Cary is at Ginny’s Supper Club on the 24th.
 
Vocalist Lizz Wright is at CT’s Ridgefield Playhouse on the 25th.
 
Trombonist Craig Harris is at MIST in Harlem on the 27th presenting his composition “TriHarLenium: A Sound Portrait of Harlem 1976-2006”.
 
There’s a free screening of Liz Garbus’s documentary What Happened Miss Simone? In Brooklyn’s Von King Park as part of the Summerstage festival on June 28.
 
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Birdland from June 28-July 2nd.
 
Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his Evolution ensemble and a Trio at the Jazz Standard from June 28-July 3rd.
 
Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads his a band on July 2 and poet Sonia Sanchez reads her work on July 4 in outdoor concerts at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn. There is a very small donation for admission.
 
Finally, the Blue Note Jazz festival runs throughout the month in venues around the city 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 26. 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 wraps our coverage of this year’s Vision Festival with the first half of an interview with drummer Andrew Cyrille. You can catch him at the Village Vanguard from July 5-10 with saxophonist Joe Lovano. Be sure to check out our extended coverage of this year’s Vision on the blog.
 
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.
 
Vibraphonist Roy Ayers joins Talib Kweli at The Blue Note on June 13th.
 
Bassist Bob Cranshaw is at Harlem’s Cassandra’s Jazz Club on the 14th.
 
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 Harold Mabern is at Small’s 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.
 
For those of you far north of NYC, saxophonist Billy Harper leads a quintet at The Falcon in Marlboro NY on the 19th.
 
Pianist Marc Cary is at Ginny’s Supper Club on the 24th.
 
Vocalist Lizz Wright is at CT’s Ridgefield Playhouse on the 25th.
 
Finally, the Blue Note Jazz festival runs throughout the month in venues around the city 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 26. 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.
 
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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