Burnt Sugar News

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 […]

PATIENT(CE) – a Physical Requiem/Harlem Stage Event & Seating Details

Performance Length: 60 minutes No Intermission Seating Arrangement: Assigned Seating – You can select your own seats; – Normal Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm; – On performance days Box Office opens two hours prior performance time & closes an hour after performance time; – All Purchased tickets are Nonrefundable and No […]

BRC 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party & After Party Lineup

Doors at 6pm: 6:10pm:  DJ SugarFreeBK (also between the first 3 sets) 7:15pm:  Betty Black 8:15pm:  Unlocking The Truth 9:15pm:  Living Colour’s Corey Glover & Vernon Reid After Party 10pm:       DJ CX KiDTRONiK 10:30pm: The Veldt 11pm:       DJ CX KiDTRONiK 11:15pm: Burnt Sugar Arkestra 12am:       DJ CX KiDTRONiK


11am – 11:30am – DJ Perseve 11:30am – 11:50am – Donner Social 12pm – 12:40pm  –  Escarioka 12:40pm – 1:20pm – DJ Incognegro & DJ Spirithood of The Dustbin Brothers 1:20pm – 2:50pm – First Burnt Sugar Arkestra set 2:50pm – 3:40pm – Hard Hittin Harry 3:40pm – 4:10pm – Greg Banks 4:10pm – 4:20pm […]