Thrilled to announce a second LA area hit. Beyond thrilled to be reunited with our dear friends at Zebulon LA. Many a sweet memory was made at the dearly missed outpost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. To make it extra special, our performance will be preceded by a screening of “Sweet Sweetback’s Badassss Song”. Written, edited, directed […]Learn More →
ational Sawdust welcomes Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, the “jam army” that never plays a song the same way once, for a rare evening of two distinctively different songbook performances back to back.
With special guests Val-Inc & Marque Gilmore the inna•most.
Well it’s On like “Bang A Gong”! BSA & DJ Milk are returning to Nietzsche’s for Round Two! The first time under the Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center’s banner, with the blessings of Ed Cardoni, Steve Baczkowski and LeRoi Johnson, Rick James’ brother and back-in-the-day manager, BSA brought RJ & The Stone City Band’s swaggadocious music […]Learn More →
Stefanie Batten-Bland is the Artistic Director of Company SBB. Company SBB creates performances rooted in community. Past awards and honors include the 2016 Jerome Robbins Award, 2015 Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists Choice Award, 2014/15 Alvin Ailey Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab Fellow, 2014 Joffrey Ballet Choreographer of Color.Learn More →
Stefanie Batten Bland’s Company SBB & BSA present PATIENT(CE), an interdisciplinary work inspired by father daughter conversations between Company SBB founder and controversial composer and film maker Ed Bland. This creation examines the structure of jazz with its formal emphasis on the eternal present. Through a collaboration with futuristic jazz ensemble Burnt Sugar the Arkestra […]Learn More →
We’re happy to announce a new date on our tour and our first visit to Indiana! Friday, Sept 16, in the Black Lodge courtyard (weather permitting) — Nestled between our Nashville and Chicago shows. Come enjoy some pre-Kunstfest jams at Black Rock Coffee Roasters. Early show — all ages — just $7. Bring the whole family!Learn More →
Thanks to Mike Grimes & The Basement, September 12th will be BSA’s first appearance in Nashville! TheLearn More →
Oh and just so you know … this “happening” is made possible with support from Mr. LeRoi C. Johnson (Rick James’s Brother, Manager & a noted painter) and through public funds from the Music program of the New York State Council on the Arts. Here’s a bit of Leroi’s background: From 1981 to 1992 LeRoi […]Learn More →
Burnt Sugar Smokehouse — Bringin you smokin Grooves non-stop from Six to Eleven The Delancey 168 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002 Sunday, February 15th MC — Luqman Brown of FunkFace Smokehouse Line-up: 6:00pm — Blak Diamondz 6:40pm — Andre Lassalle’s Premonition 7:20pm — MazzMuse Breakdown (Mazz Swift & LaFrae Sci) 8:00pm — Digital Diaspora […]Learn More →
Bronx-born artist Abigail DeVille will construct a historical maze displayed in vacant storefront spaces in the heart of Anacostia with collected materials from a ten-day road trip from DC to Florida in a new work, entitled The New Migration. The New Migration will explore the implications of the mass flight and migratory return of African […]Learn More →
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s “Purple Rain” LP with a conversation featuring Karen Good Marable and Zaheer Ali and moderated by Ebony.com’s Miles Marshall Lewis., a screening of the film, and special guests. A garden party with Burnt Sugar Arkestra “sugarizing” the LP will follow the panel discussion. This event is sold out, but […]Learn More →
On April 26, 2014 , The Burnt Sugar Arkestra will be freaking the Steely Dan songbook (conducted by Vernon Reid) at The Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis. This is the first time we’ve played this venue and we couldn’t be more excited. Hit this link for details and tickets. ‘Round that time, our splinter group, […]Learn More →
Jimi Gureje of The Village @ Gureje / Art Cafe is honored and extremely excited to facilitate the collaboration of Lekan Babalola, former Cassandra Wilson percussionist now living in London England, and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra who permeate the great state of all things Funk in the New York City area. It goes down this […]Learn More →