B. Sugar

B. Sugar

Suprise show at Zebulon LA & Sweetback screening.

Suprise show at Zebulon LA & Sweetback screening.

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 […]

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Burnt Sugar at National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

Burnt Sugar at National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

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.

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More about Nietzsche’s & DJ Milk

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 […]

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More about Stefanie Batten Bland

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.

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More about PATIENT(CE) & Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School in Kinderhook

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 […]

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Black Rock Coffee Roasters - New Harmony Indiana!

Black Rock Coffee Roasters — New Harmony Indiana!

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!

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Burnt Sugar's Nashville Debut at The Basement

Burnt Sugar’s Nashville Debut at The Basement

Thanks to Mike Grimes & The Base­ment, Sep­tem­ber 12th will be BSA’s first appear­ance in Nashville! The

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LeRoi C. Johnson ~ Rick James’s Brother, Personal & Artistic Manager note

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 […]

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Rebellum at The Guelph Jazz Fes­ti­val

Rebellum at The Guelph Jazz Fes­ti­val

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Burnt Sugar Smokehouse

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse

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 […]

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Abigail DeVille: The New Migration

Abigail DeVille: The New Migration

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 […]

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s "Purple Rain" LP

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s “Purple Rain” LP

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 […]

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Burnt Sugar & Lekan Babalola

Burnt Sugar & Lekan Babalola

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 […]

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