Burnt Sugar News

We Insist ! Freedom Now – M’Boom, M’Boom, M’Boom – All The Muses of the Drummer ~ Punta Giara Cultural Association Press Release

“On the borders between Sardinia and Jazz” Festival performs the XXXII edition it’s a yet another expression of love, towards the contemporary language of music and, in particular, of jazz. The Festival will have the intact strength and the attitude that has always characterized this event : “the curiosity”. It starts from the past, that […]

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 23, 2017

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 23rd @ C’Mon Everybody BK

This being the tres Thursday in a row … you know the dealio … 6pm Doors with Happy Hour raging till 8pm 7-7:20 DJ Spirithood 7:20-7:50 – Burnt Sugar Arkestra 8-8:50 – Avram Fefer’s Rivers On Mars featuring Greg Tate 9-9:50 – D Max’s Terrestrial Reset 10-11 – Burnt Sugar Arkestra 11-11:30 – #Moist Paula […]

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 16, 2017

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 16th @ C’Mon Everybody BK

6:30 PM Doors with Happy Hour going till 8pm 7-7:20 DJ Spirithood 7:20-7:50 Burnt Sugar Arkestra 8-8:50 –  JS Williams’ Altered Progression 9-9:50 – Brian Tate’s Shrine for the Black Madonna 10-11 – Burnt Sugar Arkestra 11- Midnight – DJ Spirithood Any trouble staying toasty … head to the BSA “Smokehouse and we’ll roast ye!

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 9, 2017

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 9th @ C’Mon Everybody BK Performance Times

Doors @ 6:30pm ( Happy Hour goes till 8pm!!! ) 7-7:20 DJ Spirithood 7:20-7:50 – Burnt Sugar Arkestra 8-8:50 – Digital Diaspora featuring Mikel Banks 9-9:50 – Luqman Brown’s Dope Sagittarius 10-11 – Burnt Sugar Arkestra 11-11:30 – #Moist Paula & #J.Speck’s #The GPS 11:30- Midnight – DJ Spirithood Having trouble staying warm … head […]

More about Gavin Brown Enterprise & “Tomorrow Will Still Be Ours” A Festival of Visionary Arts, Ideas & Activism

A bit about Gavin Brown Enterprise:  The gallery was established by Gavin Brown in 1994 on Broome Street, in the west Soho neighborhood of New York City.  The inaugural Broome street exhibition was by the British artist Steven Pippin. Pippin transformed the gallery space into a camera obscura, and in doing so quickly established the […]

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 16th @ C’Mon Everybody BK

Burnt Sugar Smokehouse March 16th @ C’Mon Everybody BK 7pm-7:20 DJ Spirithood 7:20pm-7:50 Burnt Sugar Arkestra 8pm-8:50 –  JS Williams’ Altered Progression 9pm-9:50 – Brian Tate’s Shrine for the Black Madonna 10pm-11 – Burnt Sugar Arkestra 11pm- Midnight – DJ Spirithood It’s icy and you don’t want to slip, come to the BSA Smokehouse for […]

Burnt Sugar with Kwame Binea’s Shakedown & Judah Tribe at NYC's American Rose.

Kwame Binea Shakedown ~ Judah Tribe ~ American Beauty NYC

After a three-night run at Nublu 151, Lincoln Center’s David Rubinstein Atrium and Harlem’s Paris Blues to start the year, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber continues their 18th anniversary celebration thanks to an invite from Kwame Binea (who’s upcoming release is produced by BSA family member Vernon Reid) to join his band Kwame Binea Shakedown […]

 Uno Dos & Tres

Groidest Schizznits Uno, Dos & Tres ~ A Three-Day Retrospective celebrating The Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Fourteen Releases & Eighteenth Anniversary

Come celebrate 18 years of genre-exploding musical exploits with Village Voice icon Greg “Ironman” Tate, monster groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson and Shelley Nicole, Mikel Banks, Lisala, Ben Tyree, Julie Brown, Micah Gaugh, LaFrae Sci, Lewis “Flip” Barnes, V. Jeffery Smith, Avram Fefer, “Moist” Paula Henderson, Leon Gruenbaum, JS Williams, Andre Lassalle and Chris Eddleton, the current crew of New York City’s Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.

Blood on the Leaf

Uno ~ BLOOD ON THE LEAF OPUS 101 ~ Groidest Schizznits Uno Dos & Tres

For the first night of our eighteenth anniversary three-night celebration, the Burnt Sugar Arkestra will perform in its entirety … “Blood On The Leaf”, BSA’s debut & blueprint recording from 1999.   Being BSA’s “blueprint”, Nublu is the perfect venue to revisit BOTL as Ilhan Ersahin’s East Village establishment has developed and maintained a mad-fabulous reputation […]

Black Sex & Random Violets

Tres ~ BLACK SEX & RANDOM VIOLETS ~ Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Groidest Hits Experience (1999-2017)

Uptown … is where you’ll want to be for the “Tres” night of our Eighteenth Anniversary celebration. We’ll dip into our 2003 release “Black Sex & Random Violets” at our favorite “shake it loose, shake it lively” Harlem venue … Paris Blues!  Expect long jams of “Funky Rich Medina”, ” No Direction Home” and “Gibberish […]

Sound & Vision The Music of David Bowie Event Details

Outpost in the Burbs presents “Sound & Vision The Music of David Bowie” an evening celebrating the enduring musical legacy of David Bowie featuring: Richard Barone, Jeffrey Gaines, Elvis Perkins, Wesley Stace, and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra.   The Montclair School of Rock House Band will open the show. Outpost in the Burbs is a […]

Afrofuturism Symposium presented by Connecticut College’s Department of Film Studies

The symposium on November 4th will bring together the artistic and activist concerns of Afrofuturism, featuring three invited guests – Professor Robin James (UNC), Detroit-based activist, writer Adrienne Maree Brown, filmmaker M. Asli Dukan, and a direct action workshop, panels & papers by Connecticut College Students. There will be a library exhibit on Afrofuturism and […]

“Freedom Now” Details

Cave Canem’s 20th anniversary and the Schomburg Center, for their year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, will present  an inter-generational, interdisciplinary performance based on the musical composition of jazz composer and drummer Max Roach’s 1961 Freedom Now Suite. “Freedom Now!” will feature Cave Canem co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady and Black Arts Movement icon Sonia Sanchez, with a special […]

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!