Burnt Sugar News

Brooklyn Museum, David Bowie Is & The Burnt Sugar Arkestra “Double Down”

Sug­ar Nation it’s good to be appre­ci­at­ed at “home”. After debut­ing our “caramelized” David Bowie song­book in 2011 at Lin­coln Center’s David Ruben­stein Atri­um in Man­hat­tan N.Y., sev­en years lat­er BSAC is “dou­bling down” at The Brook­lyn Muse­um, in, yes, you guessed cor­rect­ly … Brook­lyn N.Y.!   Tim­ing being para­mount … a well received and attend­ed […]

Live from Das Funk-Capitol of the Buckeye Nation - snow date

Live from Das Funk-Capitol of the Buckeye Nation — snow date

A bliz­zard can delay but as you are wit­ness can­not stop the Burnt Sug­ar Arkestra’s Lin­coln Cen­ter sticky take on the Day­ton Ohio Funk Song­book. We’ll be “carameliz­ing” the Ohio Play­ers, Zapp, Lake­side, Junie Mor­ri­son, Heat­wave, Slave and Aur­ra, while also bring­ing back the old school “slow drag” where you’d least sus­pect it.  Bring your […]

More About Charlie Palmer at The Knick

With daz­zling Times Square views over­look­ing Broad­way and 42nd Street from an envi­able fourth-floor cor­ner perch in the heart of Man­hat­tan, Char­lie Palmer at The Knick brings togeth­er two of the most icon­ic names in hos­pi­tal­i­ty. Inspired by the rich his­to­ry of The Knicker­bock­er, a 1906 land­marked New York City trea­sure recent­ly reopened as Times […]

More About The Nublu Jazz Festival

For the eighth year in a row Ilhan Ersahin, the own­er and cre­ative mind in front of Nublu and the Nublu Orches­tra, has assem­bled a super stel­lar line­up to see out the year with a major cel­e­bra­tion of its jazz roots in Decem­ber. Draw­ing from its reg­u­lar ros­ter of renowned  musi­cians who reg­u­lar­ly grace its two […]

More About The Forum & The Lewis Center for the Arts

The new­ly opened Lewis Cen­ter for the Arts is designed to put the cre­ative and per­form­ing arts at the heart of the Prince­ton expe­ri­ence. This mis­sion is based on the con­vic­tion that expo­sure to the arts, par­tic­u­lar­ly to the expe­ri­ence of pro­duc­ing art, helps each of us to make sense of our lives and the […]

More About The Brooklyn Museum, December’s “First Saturday” Programming & Sponsors

Sug­ar Fam­i­ly  for pub­lic trans­porta­tion direc­tions to the Brook­lyn Muse­um we sug­gest tak­ing either the Two or Three Train to the East­ern Parkway/Brooklyn Muse­um Stop/Station.  The Muse­um will appear across the road­way as you exit the sta­tion.  As you’ll notice … we get to kick out the jams right at the tip­py top of the […]

More About “Betty — They Say I’m Different” Screenings & The Film

Sug­ar Fam­i­ly the debut of “Bet­ty — They Say I’m Dif­fer­ent” occurred on Fri­day, Novem­ber 17th at IDFA to a sold-out house.  The next two screen­ings on Novem­ber 18th and 20th are also sold-out.  Hence we are only list­ing the Novem­ber 24th and 25th screen­ings.  If you have friends in Ams­ter­dam and sur­round­ing cities in […]

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 […]

West Coast Trippin with BSA ~ More About the HAMMER MUSUEM

West Coast Trippin with BSA ~ More About the HAMMER MUSUEM

Sug­ar Nation the BSA is return­ing to the West Coast!  We’ll start with our Abby Lin­coln & Max Roach trib­ute at the Ham­mer; then thanks to The Hammer’s Clau­dia Bestor, a sec­ond LA date on Octo­ber 27th you’ll have to attend The Ham­mer per­for­mance to find out about; then it’s south to San Diego & […]

More About November 2nd and The Crocodile Cafe

More About November 2nd and The Crocodile Cafe

The evening of Novem­ber 2nd at the Croc­o­dile Cafe will start at 8pm with the Black Rock Coalition’s Get Down Revue, the mighty, rhythm, blues & soul coali­tion, cel­e­brat­ing the 1947–1974 Atlantic Records box set record­ing artists such as Ruth Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles.  Launch­ing the cer­ti­fied dance par­ty will be Luq­man Brown (musi­cal […]

More About The Sunday Bump & The W.O.W. Hall & Community Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA)

More About The Sunday Bump & The W.O.W. Hall & Community Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA)

The Sun­day Bump is an eight-piece neo-soul fusion band from Eugene ded­i­cat­ed to push­ing the bound­aries of funk, jazz and pop to the absolute lim­it. Band mem­bers are Lee Burlingame, Luke Broad­bent, “The” Sam Dale, Charles DeMon­nin, Ian Michael Lind­say, Ken Mas­tro­gio­van­ni, Max Pin­der, Sou­vagi­ni Paul, Keenan Dorn and Justin Kiatvongcharoen. Face­book Band­camp The cor­ner […]

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.

What’s in a Sweet Sticky Songbook …

How about a dol­lop of The Ohio Play­ers … Roger Trout­man & Zapp … Lake­side … Junie Mor­ri­son … Heat­wave … Slave … Aur­ra & … Steve Arrington’s Hall of Fame. Then there might also be a dab of Faze-O … Sun … Day­ton and Platy­pus.   Sug­ar Fam­i­ly and Friends … can you “taste” the […]

More About Piper Carter, Bryce Detroit and Greg Tate

As part of the D.I.A.’s Trib­ute to Detroit Hip Hop, Greg Tate will have a con­ver­sa­tion with Piper Carter, founder of the Foun­da­tion of Women in Hip Hop, and Bryce Detroit, music pro­duc­er and founder of Detroit Record­ings accom­pa­nied by the BSA~GR Cru. Piper Carter says in an Urban Inno­va­tion Exchange arti­cle writ­ten by MJ Gal­braith […]