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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 starting this week. 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 Marcus Strickland! You can see his Twi-Life ensemble at the Mercury Lounge on January 11. That event’s part of the New York City Winter Jazz Fest which runs through January 12 at various venues in and near Greenwich Village. We have more festival details coming at the bottom of the segment, but before that we have more listings for you this week.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at City Winery on January 7 and the Mohonk Mountain House in new Paltz NY for Jazz on the Mountain from January 12-14.

Pianist Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions series continues with late Saturday night sets at Smoke on January 12 and 19.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille is at the Zürcher Gallery for a solo performance on January 9.

Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett leads AfroHORN at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place on January 12.

Drummer William Hooker is at the Bowery Poetry Club on January 13 with bassist William Parker. He’ll also be at Shapeshifter Lab on January 23.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at the Bowery Poetry Club on January 14 with Heroes Are Gang Leaders in an Amiri Baraka tribute.

Bassist Ron Carter is at the Village Vanguard with Emmet Cohen’s trio from January 15-20.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on January 16.

Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix is at Zinc Bar on January 16.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on January 19.

Billy HartBilly Harper, Eddie Henderson, Donald Harrison, and Cecil McBee are at Dizzy’s Club with The Cookers from January 24-27.

The 2019 Winter Jazz Fest is underway and runs through the 12th at various venues around Greenwich Village with marathon nights of music on January 11 and 12 and individual events and talks on other nights. You jump to a preview of the standalone events this week here or just scroll down. I’ll also be following up with a detailed look at the remaining marathon nights in our annual Cheat Sheet preview early in the week. Standalone events this week include: Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective and Terri Lyne Carrington’s Social Science are at Le Poisson Rouge on the 7th; Medeski, Martin, and Wood at Brooklyn Steel on the 9th; on the 10th Me’shell Ndegeocello is at Nublu and Gary Bartz and Pharoah Sanders recreate the Another Earth release for its 50th anniversary at Le Poisson Rouge. You can see the full schedule at the Winter Jazz Fest website.

Save the date(s): the 2019 Vision Fest will honor former Suga’ guest Andrew Cyrille and returns to Roulette in downtown Brooklyn from June 11-16. Full lineups will be announced later and we’ll get you details and full coverage as the date nears and the weather warms up.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Tuesday January 8 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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Now that the dust has settled on the holiday and New Year’s festivities, it’s time to refocus on music and what’s become a refreshingly busy season in New York for jazz and improvised/creative music.

The Winter Jazz Fest returns for its 15th year in 2019 with the usual staggering array of sets, stages, and ancillary events. Not to be outdone, however, Arts for Art–the scrappy organizers best known for the annual Vision Fest (already scheduled for June 11-16 2019: save the dates)–have fired back with a week of events of their own from the 16-21 at Nublu, which will be covered in a later post. Right now’s a good time to look at WJF’s first “mini marathon” day and a few of the standalone events next week. Look for a deep dive into the marathon days on the 11-12th in our annual Cheat Sheet early next week.

Winter Jazz runs from January 4-12 2019 at a series of venues scattered around its traditional nucleus of Greenwich Village. The traditional “marathon nights” are on the 11th and 12th and it’s best to reserve tickets for them early since they might sell out due to festival’s popularity.

WJF dubs Saturday January 5th as a “mini marathon” with a range of acts in multiple venues. Me’shell Ndegeocello’s this year’s artist-in-residence and has multiple appearances at the fest, including at 7:50 on Saturday at Le Poisson Rouge. I’m particularly looking forward to the Zig Zag Power Trio, which has a 12:20 AM (technically Sunday morning) show at the Bitter End. The trio of Living Colour alums Vernon Reid and Will Calhoun teamed up with bassist Melvin Gibbs put out a fantastic release last year that got nowhere near the attention it should have, but will certainly have a high energy mix of free improvisation pulled from their various influences of jazz, blues, and rock on offer. I’ve written about them here and here, so I’ll send you to those write-ups.

Zinc Bar’s Saturday line-up features the Dave Liebman Group at 8 PM and saxophonist Tia Fuller presents work from her 2018 Diamond Cut album at 10:40 PM. One word of caution, though: Zinc’s a very small venue and gets packed quickly, so be prepared to get there very early.

This is just a sample of all the Saturday night shows; head over to the full schedule for the rest.

With Winter Jazz Fest’s continued popularity and expansion, they’ve also introduced several smaller standalone shows during the week.

Sunday January 6th features several acts at Le Poission Rouge with a return by festival regular guitarist Marc Ribot, who presents work from his 2018 Songs of Resistance release; pianist Samora Pinderhughes’s Transformations Suite; and Toshi Reagon’s annual Word*Rock*Sword event, dedicated to women’s lives.

Monday January 7th features several more sets at Le Poission Rouge, with The Bad Plus, Terri Lyne Carrington‘s Social Science, and Terrence Blanchard’s E-Collective taking the stage. Here, Blanchard does a follow-up to his performance at last fall’s BRIC Jazz Fest, which was one of the best shows I saw all year. Blanchard’s sweeping cinematic arrangements meld together almost seamlessly with nods to late career Miles Davis. Charles Altura’s stirring electric guitar work helps bind the collage together.

On Wednesday January 9th, you’ll have to head to Brooklyn Steel, but will be rewarded by a performance by Medeski, Martin, and Wood, who routinely sell out shows when they appear in New York nowadays and sound as good as they ever have.

On Thursday January 10th, you have a choice between Ndegeocello, who graces the stage of Nublu’s larger space at 151 Avenue C and Gary Bartz, who’s doing a 50th anniversary tribute of his Another Earth album at Le Poisson Rouge with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

Here, Sanders and Bartz get the chance to recreate some of the magic of a half-century ago. Both are still strong players and still in good form, if shaped by long careers. Sanders last graced the WJF stage two years ago in a phenomenal performance that saw Sanders call fellow saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to the stage for a stirring rendition of John Coltrane’s Olé.

Trumpeter Charles Tolliver–who celebrated a milestone of his own last year with the 50th anniversary of Paperman–also rejoins Bartz for the performance.

It promises to be an inspired performance and one not to be missed. Be sure to tune in to our show this Sunday for more Wintter Jazz coverage when Joyce Jones interviews saxophonist Marcus Strickland on Suga’ in My Bowl at 11 PM on WBAI Radio and streaming online.
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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.

bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

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

This week’s guest is trumpeter Terence Blanchard. You can see him at the BRIC Arts Media Center in Downtown Brooklyn as part of the 2018 BRIC Jazz Fest. He’ll be in conversation with Jazz critic Nate Chinen on Wednesday October 17 and performs with the E-Collective ensemble to close out the festival on Saturday October 20.

Before we get to the rest of this week’s listings, a note that WBAI Radio’s Fall 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.

the BRIC Jazz Fest returns to the BRIC Arts Media Center in downtown Brooklyn from October 13-20 with marathon nights of music on the 18, 19, and 20. Highlights include Lakecia Benjamin and the Soul Squad on October 18 and Terrence Blanchard on October 20.

Bassist Ron Carter is at Birdland from October 16-20 with a big band; October 23-27 with a quartet; and October 30-November 2 with his Golden Striker Trio.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the Blue Note with Robert Glasper on October 16-17 and at the Apollo Theater for a James Brown tribute on October 18 and 20. He’ll also be at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for a talk on November 1.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is at Le Poisson Rouge on October 17.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at the Beacon Theater with Steely Dan on October 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 29, and 30.

Saxophonist Claire Daly leads a quartet at New Brunswick NJ’s Hyatt Regency hotel on October 18.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis’s trio is at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on October 19.

Pianist/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers and Drummer Andrew Cyrille both lead ensembles at the Community Church of New York in Midtown Manhattan on October 19 as part of AACM New York’s fall concert series.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane leads a quartet at Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown NY on October 19 and 20.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at Columbia University’s Miller Theater on October 20.

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

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on October 20 with Thumbscrew, at the Greenwich Music House on October 25, and at The Stone on October 26.

Vocalist René Marie is at William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts in NJ on October 21.

Pianist Billy Childs is at the Schomburg Library on October 22.

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at the Village Vanguard from October 23-28.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on October 24.

Finally, Drummer JT Lewis is at the Jazz Gallery on October 26 with Brandon Ross.

Tubist Joe Daley is at Terra Blues with Hazmat Modine on November 3 and 17.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl will be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday October 28. 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 and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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