Burnt Sugar News

The Salt Peanuts Get Low & Funky Show

The Mil­len­nium Stage was cre­ated and under­writ­ten by James A. John­son and Max­ine Isaacs to make the per­form­ing arts acces­si­ble to every­one in ful­fill­ment of the Kennedy Center’s mis­sion to its com­mu­nity and the nation. Addi­tional fund­ing for the Mil­len­nium Stage is pro­vided by The Isadore and Bertha Gudel­sky Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, Inc., The Mered­ith Foundation, […]

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 9:00pm […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Saturday, […]

Ellison at 100
Reading Invisible Man

Ellison at 100 Reading Invisible Man

Burnt Sugar is hon­ored to per­form at this event cel­e­brat­ing Ralph Elli­son 100th birth­day. Fol­low this link for details

Burnt Sugar Review at Winter Jazz Fest 2014

Burnt Sugar Triple threat! Ver­non Reid con­ducts the Burnt Sugar Arkestra: The Steely Dan Song­book Melvin Van Pee­bles wid Lax­a­tive Rebel­lum Fri­day — Jan­u­ary 10th @ 11:15pm Win­ter Jazz Fes­ti­val The Bit­ter End 147 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10012 winterjazzfest.com/2014/ (Scroll down for ticket info) Greg Tate — conduction/guitar / Melvin Van Peebles — […]

Introducing REBELLUM

Introducing REBELLUM

REBELLUM is a rene­gade splin­ter cell hacked from the recom­bi­nant cor­pus of Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Melvin Van Pee­bles’ wid­Lax­a­tive and Funk­Face. The group’s debut album was com­posed and pro­duced this past sum­mer by BS maven Greg Tate, FF Lord Luq­man Brown, and Sugar Lax­a­tive straw­boss Jared Michael Nick­er­son, in the Harlem stu­dios of Bud­dhaBug Records. File under Avant-Agit-Pop. […]

James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance ~ Burnt Sugar performs at post-performance Dance Party

James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance ~ Burnt Sugar performs at post-performance Dance Party

The Apollo Theater’s James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, a Cel­e­bra­tion in Dance is being devel­oped as a major evening-long dance work, which is sched­uled to make its world pre­miere in New York City.  Conceived by acclaimed choreographer/artistic direc­tor Otis Sallid, Get on the Good Foot is being designed to shed light on Brown’s enor­mous world­wide influ­ence and as […]

Moist Paula is Turning 50 - Golden Jubilee Semi-Centennial Launch Party 

Moist Paula is Turning 50 — Golden Jubilee Semi-Centennial Launch Party 

Burnt Sugar is moist pleased to be a part of Moist Paula’s 50th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion. We hope you’ll join us! A note from the Birth­day God­dess: “Yes friends, it’s finally hap­pen­ing … I’m wrap­ping up my first semi-century on the planet and of course I’m going to cel­e­brate by doing what I love to do most, […]

Burnt Sugar at Ginny's Supper Club

Ginny’s Supper Club presents Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber with special guest Brian Jackson

Mash­ing the Miles, Steely Dan & Sugar song­books with Spe­cial Guest: Brian Jack­son (Gil Scott-Heron ) — flute/piano Sat­ur­day, June 8, 2013 Ginny’s Sup­per Club 310 Lenox Avenue Harlem N.Y. 10027 212–421‑3821 www.ginnyssupperclub.com   $20 ticket (per set) — 21 and over Doors @ 6pm 1st Set — 7:30pm — buy tick­ets at Tick­et­fly 2nd […]

Cleveland Museum of Art’s Solstice

10:15 p.m., South Ter­race Stage Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Cham­ber ( JB/Bowie edi­tion ) Greg Tate — conduction/guitar Mikel Banks — conduction/vocals Shel­ley Nicole — vocals V. Jef­frey Smith — tenor sax Lewis ‘Flip’ Barnes — trum­pet ’Moist’ Paula Hen­der­son — bari sax Luq­man Brown — trombone/vocals Andre ‘Day-Glo’ Las­salle — gui­tar Ben Tyree — guitar […]