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Join Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber for the U.S. premiere of Porgy & Bess The AstroBlack Trapfish Row Variations–their “caramelization” of Gershwin’s gully but melancholic masterpiece. With overt nods to Miles Davis and Gil Evans’s brassy and melodious 1966 distillation of Porgy & Bess, Burnt Sugar’s varied arrangers and conductors turn a dub wise, samba-licious, and ska-inflected ear towards the twerk-inducing cadences of latter-day Southern hip-hop and the cosmic jungle music of 1970s Miles Davis. Founded by Village Voice icon Greg Tate and co-led with Dayton, Ohio monster bassist Jared Michael Nickerson since 1999, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber is a sprawling band of musicians whose prodigious personnel allows them to freely juggle a wide swath of the experimental soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum. Rolling Stone calls them “a multiracial jam army that freestyles with cool telekinesis between the lustrous menace of Miles Davis’s On the Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix’s moonwalk across side three of Electric Ladyland.” 

“If there existed a place where Sun Ra’s Arkestra would meet George Clinton’s Funkadelic/Parliament it's there you will find Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.”
– Pino Saulo ~ Rai Radio 3



61 West 62 Street

All performances are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that your entire party arrive early.

The entrance for performances is on Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets and is equipped with automatic doors. There are designated wheelchair and companion seats for performances.

Once the venue reaches capacity, a line will form outside. Guests who are unable to stand in line due to a disability are welcome to contact us to arrange for an accommodation.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber’s “Porgy & Bess The AstroBlack Trapfish Row Variations”

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm David Rubenstein Atrium

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