Hella Bumpy Brooklyn Conductions with Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

Join BRIC and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership on October 15 for a FREE outdoor concert featuring Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber.


Saturday October 15,  2:00-5:00pm ET




The Plaza at 300 Ashland
At the corner of Flatbush + Lafayette
United States


Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber


Founded by recently and dearly missed Village Voice icon Greg "Ionman" Tate (1957-2021) and co-led with/and now led  by Dayton Ohio “bubble” groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a sprawling band of musicians whose prodigious personnel allows to freely juggle a wide swath of the experimental soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum. Over the years  Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber has made music, broken bread, and covered thousands of road dogg miles worldwide with a host of alumni badasses among them: Somi, Vijay Iyar, Julia Kent, Jeremiah Abiah, Rene Akan, Marc Cary, Honeychild Coleman, Pete Cosey, Morgan Michael Craft, Latasha Nevada Diggs and many more.

In 2022 Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber celebrates more than two decades of 'never playing anything the same way once'. As always, they give tribute to their sonic Sensei, The Maestro Lawrence Butch Morris (1947--2013) for showing them THE WAY of Conducted Improvisation.

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber (BRIC Jazz Festival Edition)

Shelley Nicole - Vocals/Conduction
Bruce Mack - Vocals/Synthesizer/Conduction
Ms. Olithea - Vocals
Abby Dobson - Vocals
Lewis “Flip” Barnes - Trumpet
V. Jeffrey Smith - Soprano/Tenor Sax
Avram Fefer - Bari Sax
Dave “Smoota” Smith - Trombone
Leon “Misha” Gruenbaum - Electric Keys/Samchillian
Ben Tyree - Electric Guitar
Shawn Banks - Percussion
Chris Eddleton - Trap Drums
Jared Michael Nickerson - Electric “Bubble” Bass

Opening set by DJ Spinna.




The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination. Working together with the three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that it manages – the MetroTech BID, Fulton Mall Improvement Association, and Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID - the Partnership’s diverse activities include attracting new businesses and improving the environment for existing companies, facilitating the construction of public spaces and streetscapes that promote an active and cohesive community, supporting and promoting Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural assets, and encouraging a sense of place and an engaged civic community. For more information, visit www.downtownbrooklyn.com


At the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette, The Plaza at 300 Ashland is Downtown Brooklyn’s newest public space in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. Managed, programmed and maintained by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the plaza hosts events as part of the Downtown Brooklyn Presents series, a calendar of programming including film screenings, concerts, theater performances, dance & fitness classes, readings, community gatherings, and more. These events are all free and open to the public, with the goal of serving the community, the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood, and NYC’s cultural community at large. Additional support for programming at the Plaza at 300 Ashland is provided by Two Trees Management Co. and Whole Foods Market.