Burnt Sugar News
Burnt Sugar Arkestra mashes Bowie + James Brown Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in support of the Jazz Foundation of America With: Hamiet Blueitt Band, Greg Bandy’s Jam Session Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm Where: Tammany Hall – 152 Orchard Street (between Stanton and Rivington) tammanyhallny.com jazzfoundation.org Cost: $10 Proceeds from this event will benefit […]
To celebrate the release of “All Ya Needs That Negrocity” on Avant Groidd Musica, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is performing & presenting an eatin, dancin and card playin throwdown at The Village @ Gureje at Nova Bar and Garden Lounge on Saturday, November 5th.
Friday, September 16th @ 6p SHARP, The Black Rock Coalition, in conjunction with the Bryant Park Fall Festival, is proud to kick off the NYC Cultural Season with a live performance by Burnt Sugar featuring Special Guests Vernon Reid & Melvin Van Peebles as they freak the songbooks of James Brown, Ashford & Simpson, Melvin […]
Indomitable: James Brown is a testament to the musical, political and entrepreneurial impact of James Brown’s indomitable spirit, creativity and business wiles on American culture from the 1950s to the present. The format of the show, moving from hard hitting and precise musical homage to direct testimony to innovative remixes of his biggest hits, provides […]
For this premiere performance Burnt Sugar will trip on some inner glam and Germanic starchild roots and resurrect the moment in musical history when space oddity David Bowie came under the cybernetic sway of Tony Visconti, Brain Eno, Kraftwerk, and Robert Fripp. Albums to be exhumed for reanimation and further study include Hunky Dory, The […]
Friday, January 21st starting at 7:30pm, The Black Rock Coalition – Celebrating 25 years (and still going strong) as the ONLY nationwide nonprofit dedicated to supporting the COMPLETE and UNCOMPROMISED FREEDOM, RECOGNITION and EQUALITY of artists of color – will be have a PARTY at The Gibson/Baldwin ER Showroom to coincide with the eagerly awaited […]
After a sold-out run at the Apollo Theater’s Salon Series, internationally acclaimed Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Color Purple, Lion King and Unchain My Heart) and Director Patricia McGregor (Fela) present a one-night only concert version of Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The Man on Friday, December 17, 2010. Doors at […]
Get your Late Night Groove with us at The Blue Note NYC! Saturday December 4 ’round 1am We recommend reserving a spot at the table. – Here’s your link
Friday, November 19th 2010 8:00pm Coco66 66 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn (between Franklin and West) G train to Greenpoint Ave. $6 in advance $8 at the door buy tickets WITH: THE MK GROOVE ORCHESTRA The MK Groove Orchestra is not your grandparents big band, the MKGO is equal parts rock band and jazz band, drawing upon […]
A Primer In How Sisters Freely Conduct Themselves in The D Featuring Mazz Swift and Latasha Nevada Diggs on violin,vocals and EFX Greg Tate on laptop,guitars+baton, Jared Michael Nickerson on bass and The Next Detroit Harmolodic Arkestra (Joel Peterson, Duminie Deporres, James “the Blackman” Harris, Skeeter CR Shelton and more) Admission: $8.00 all ages www,mocadetroit.org/upcomingevents.html […]
Burnt Sugar had a wonderful Summer with a lovely evening dance fest at Real Art Ways in Hartford Ct. and a seven-day trip to Oporto Portugal to close the 2010 edition of Serrelves Em Festa. Here’s the review in the main newspaper: The review gives Burnt Sugar background info; says “Make It Funky” (with Bruce […]
Starting 2010 with three sold-out previews at Brooklyn’s BRICstudio & two sold-out nights in Paris at the Sons D’Hiver Festival as Melvin Van Peebles’ on-stage band for the theatrical debut of Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song this past February, and preparing to mash-up James Brown’s songbook for the Apollo Theater’s Salon Series later this fall, Burnt […]
Burnt Sugar will re-orchestrate several medleys taken from James Brown’s three “Live At The Apollo” albums, and re-imagine them in the styles of Brown contemporaries such as Miles Davis, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix and Chaka Khan. The unique program for these performances have been subtitled JB’S FUNKY DIVAS VS THE REVOLUTION OF THE MIND as it will not only feature music made famous by Mr. Brown himself but the productions and compositions he developed for his premiere female vocalists as well–notably Vicki Anderson, Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney.
Sunday August 8, 2010 with The Citizens, Optimus Tribe, Carl Hancock Rux, Matt Kanelos and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.