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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.

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

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bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

Welcome to Suga in My Bowl radio‘s weekly feature, On The Bandstand, where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. We’re online weekly and on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. Keep up with us via Facebook, the blog here, or our main website, or Twitter and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.
 
We’re off the air this week, but 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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.

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 Chris Becker, author of Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz. He won’t be in New York for a while, but we’ll let you know when he’s due for a visit and reading. However, we have lots more music for you this week.
 
The Mavis Staples documentary Mavis! airs on HBO’s streaming sites until April 3rd.
 

 
Pianist Vijay Iyer has a residency at the Met Museum’s new Breuer Building (that’s the former Whitney Museum) until March 31 and will be performing or curating performances during all of the museum’s open hours.
 
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at the the NYPL’s Schomburg Center for a Women’s History Month jazz program on the 21st and Toshi Reagon wraps up the the series on the 28th. Tune in to our March 20th show on WBAI for a ticket giveaway for both shows!
 
Also at the Schomburg Center is film director Carol Bash for a daytime talk and screening of her Mary Lou Williams documentary film The Lady Who Swings the Band on March 23.
 
Bassist Mimi Jones leads a band at Smoke from March 23-24.
 
Also at Smoke is saxophonist Billy Harper who finishes off the week with The Cookers from March 25-27.
 
Arts for Art’s Justice is Compassion series runs from March 26th to April 10th at Clemente Soto Velez Center with performances by bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson Parker.
 
Poet Sonia Sanchez reads at The City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall on March 31 before a screening of the documentary film Baddddd Sonia Sanchez.
 

 
Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Iridium on March 31, The Turning Point in Piermont NY on April 9, and at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on the 16th.
 
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at at the Jazz Standard from March 29-April 3.
 
Saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders is at Birdland from April 5-9th.
 
Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Village Vanguard from April 5-10th.
 
Organist John Medeski is at The Blue Note from April 5-10th with John Scofield.
 
Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith leads his Evolution ensemble at in a CD release party at Brooklyn Bowl on April 6th.
 
Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at the Montclair NJ Public Library on April 9th.
 
That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves on April 3rd. 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. Join us next Sunday. To get your fix until then, check out our our audio archives which includes last week’s show with pianist Vijay Iyer. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some upcoming gigs.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is also a visual artist and has an exhibit of his painted sticks at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in downtown Newark NJ until May 21st.

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

Low brass specialist on tuba and trombone Joe Daley appears with Hazmat Modine at Iridium on April 27 and Terra Blues on May 2nd and 16th.

Trombonist Dick Griffin will be with Joe McPhee’s Trio at Arts for Art’s monthlong “Our Earth/Our World” festival of musicians, poets, and visual artists at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side on April 29.

Bassist William Parker will be with Joe McPhee’s Trio at Arts for Art’s monthlong “Our Earth/Our World” festival of musicians, poets, and visual artists at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side on April 30.

Bassist William Parker and multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle will be at Arts for Art’s monthlong “Our Earth/Our World” festival of musicians, poets, and visual artists at Clemente Soto Velez Center on the Lower East Side on May 1.

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Saxophonist Gary Bartz leads a quintet at the Jazz Standard from April 30th to May 3.

Saxophonist Marshall Allen is at Zinc Bar with Francisco Mora-Catlett’s AfroHORN on April 30th.

Vocalist Nona Hendryx, is at Harlem Stage on April 30 and May 1 in “Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.”

Poet Sonia Sanchez is at The City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem on May 2nd for a tribute to visual artist Elizabeth Catlett. The show is free with RSVP.

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is at Minton’s on May 4th and Mondays in May with Charenee Wade’s septet.

Harpist Brandee Younger will be at Harlem Stage on May 5th.

Drummer Michael Carvin will be at the Jazz Standard on May 5-6th.

Bassist Mimi Jones leads a band at Smoke on May 7.

Saxophonist Billy Harper leads a quintet at Smoke on May 8-10.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria leads the Multiverse Big Band at the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem on May 9th as part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.

Pianist Marc Cary and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin are at the Apollo Theater with Jason Moran on May 9th.

WBAI Radio is a media sponsor of Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s month-long jazz festival from April 17-May 17 at various Brooklyn locations.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI‘s airwaves May 3rd. 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 show features an interview with guitarist Marc Ribot. You can catch him at the Village Vanguard on February 11,13,15th. And we have the usual line-up of live music this week.

We start with our own event this week: On February 18th “Who Owns Music?” lands at Harlem’s Raw Space for an exciting discussion between bassist William Parker, writer/poet Quincy Troupe, WBGO Radio’s Sheila Anderson, Grammy nominated vocalist René Marie, Ahmed Abdullah, Music director of Sista’s Place and hosted by Suga’ in My Bowl’s Joyce Jones and Hank Williams. It’s a fundraiser for WBAI Radio. Admission is included with a $25 membership pledge to WBAI or $15 at the door. We’ll have more details up on the site soon.

Professor Michele Wallace will host a screening and discussion on the 100th anniversary of the Birth of a Nation film at NYU’s Gallatin School on February 9th.

Pianist Geri Allen will be at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on February 12th for a musical tribute to the visual artist Romare Bearden. She’ll also be part of a pre-concert discussion with Columbia University Professor Robert O’Meally.

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.

Poet Sonia Sanchez will be appearing at an event honoring Malcolm X at Harlem’s Shabazz Center (formerly the Audubon Ballroom) on February 14th.

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Professors Farah Jasmine Griffin and Robert O’Meally will be at Barnard College’s Diana Hall on February 14th for a discussion on Bessie Smith. It’s just one event in a larger symposium on the Blues at Barnard. Admission’s free, but reservations are recommended since space is filling up fast.

Vocalist Catherine Russell has two upcoming New Jersey shows. You can catch her at William Paterson University’s Shea Performing Arts Center in Wayne NJ on the 14th or Nico’s Kitchen and Bar in Newark NJ for a jazz brunch on the 22nd.

Trombonist Craig Harris presents “Brown Butterfly”, a Muhammad Ali tribute, at Harlem’s Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church at 3 PM on February 15th.

Looking ahead, Carl Hancock Rux’s play “Stranger on Earth” based on writer James Baldwin’s words has shows at HarlemStage on the City College of New York’s campus on February 19-20.

Art Historian Kellie Jones will be at Columbia University’s Low Library in the morning of February 21st for a panel discussion on Romare Bearden’s “Odyssey”.

Lastly, pianist Harold Mabern will be at Smoke for the New Drum Battle on February 20th-22nd.

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

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