Burnt Sugar News

Burnt Sugar Repertory Arkestra celebrates Prince’s “Parade”

The Burnt Sugar Repertory Arkestra celebrates the “Parade” album, which contained the score for Prince’s self-directed 1986 film “Under The Cherry Moon”, a kitschy cult classic filled with slapstick hijinks and sublime orchestral arrangements by the legendary Clare Fischer. Burnt Sugar will also throw in some surprise caramelized nods to other songs from Prince’s post-Purple […]

The Drum and Bass Conductions Details

Come celebrate the 50th Earthly Orbit of Master Drummer/Percussionist/Composer/Sound Sculptor Marque Gilmore (Omar Sosa, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Joe Zawinul, Sting, Katia LaBeque) with an all too rare NYC visit, in collaboration with the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, conducted by Mikel Banks with David Gilmore and many more Special Guests! Public Transportation : R-train (Union Street Station), […]

33rd Annual Neptune Ball Details

Save the date for Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s 33rd Annual Neptune Ball.  SHCCBG’s yearly gala will celebrate past achievements and honor Council Member Steven Matteo, Joanne Gerenser (Executive Director of EDEN II,) Margarette Purvis (President & CEO of the Food Bank for New York City) and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.. […]

More About Stefanie Batten Bland & Karisma Jay

Stefanie Batten Bland is a choreographic artist who creates performances rooted in community, highlighting the  delicate threads that connect us to one another and to our planet. Based in contemporary dance theatre, Company SBB constructs futuristic environments with installations ripe in poetic theatrical flavors that are emotionally driven. In 2008 while head choreographer of the […]

Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Groidest Hits Experience (1999-2017)

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber performs tunes from their sixteen-release catalog including … Blood on the Leaf, That Depends On What You Know Parts 1,2&3, Not April in Paris, The Rites, Black Sex & Random Violets, Making Love To The Dark Ages and a heavy dose of … More Than Posthuman-Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion.  […]

Patient(ce) & The Periapsis Open Series

Patient(ce) is an evening-length, interdisciplinary work is inspired by father daughter conversations between Stefanie Batten Bland and controversial composer and film maker Ed Bland.  This creation will examine the structure of jazz with its formal emphasis on the eternal present.  Through a collaboration with futuristic jazz ensemble Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and visual installation […]

Ivan Julian’s “Heart of Fire” Organizer’s Message, GoFundMe Link & May 7th Lineup

Sugar Nation … a message from the organizers of the fundraising effort for Ivan Julian: “First, thank you so much for pitching in with your time and energy–and money when possible–to help Ivan in his extreme need. The latest news regarding his condition is that, slightly over a year after his cancer diagnosis, and the […]

Ivan Julien’s “Heart of Fire” Waiting List & Donation Info

Waiting List for “Heart of Fire” can be found here: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/heart-on-fire-concert-for-ivan-julian-feat-debbie-harry-richard-hell-vernon-reid-living-colour-ian-hunter-garland-jeffreys-willie-nile-the-bush-tetras-more-5-4.html Donations for Ivan Julian can be made here.  https://www.gofundme.com/IvanJulianFund

Burnt Sugar at The Thunderbird Cafe with 91.3FM WYEP The Soul Show’s Mike Canton

The Burnt Sugar Arkestra returns to the Thunderbird Cafe fresh off a Lincoln Center commissioned Rick James tribute and on their way to Detroit and Cleveland to pay musical homage to Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback soundtrack and to one of the most, if not the most iconic rock star of our time … David […]

Let's Bowie Chirrun: An Uptown Celebration for the Thin White Duke

Let’s Bowie Chirrun: An Uptown Celebration for the Thin White Duke

Sugar Nation … stop by MIST for this FREE event that will feature renditions of Bowie tunes by the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Jason St. Angelo, Omo Misha, and a special set of Bowie music by DJ DesiLu.  You’ll hear Breaking Glass, Rock & Roll Suicide, Moonage Daydream, Rebel, Rebel, Diamond Dogs, China Girl, The Man […]

A Tribute to David Bowie at the Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH

A Tribute to David Bowie at the Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH

Sugar Nation we want to give a “shout out” to Tom Welsh of the Cleveland Museum of Art for the referral and shout a “thank you” to Colleen Miller who, after witnessing an assortment of the videos from our Lincoln Center songbook performances over the years, has invited us back to Cleveland to be a […]

Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song / Melvin Van Peebles & the Burnt Sugar Arkestra

Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song / Melvin Van Peebles & the Burnt Sugar Arkestra

Sugar Nation … we are coming back to “The Motor City” with Melvin Van Peebles! It’s been a minute, or should we say a few years, since M.V.P & the Burnt Sugar Arkestra debuted the theatrical version of “Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song” in Paris at the Sons d’hiver Festival in 2010. Two sold-out, ow should […]

Burnt Sugar SuperFreaks the Rick James Playabook at This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton Ontario

Burnt Sugar SuperFreaks the Rick James Playabook at This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton Ontario

$15 Advance Tickets are available Now Now Now at This Ain’t Hollywood, The Brain and Dr. Disc; This Ain’t Hollywood Day-of-Show Door Tickets will be $18 … Ya Heard !!!!

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 […]