September 2008

Now this is what We’re talking about!! There’s no love like a love quickly re-affirmed!! It’s back to visit our new friends in Hamilton ( the Pepper Jack Cafe ), Guelph ( The Guelph Jazz Festival ) and Toronto ( the Lula Lounge ) Ontario on September 5th, 6th and 7th, with a first-time stop in Buffalo N.Y. on September 4th, thanks to Steve Baczkowski & Hallwalls and Craig Reynolds & the Big Orbit Gallery.

While at the Guelph Jazz Festival, Greg Tate will also conduct a workshop entitled “Induction, Deduction, Conduction: Approaches to Structured Improvisation.” Greg will give a demonstration on his version of Butch Morris’s “Conduction Theory” with Lewis “Flip” Barnes Jr., Paula Henderson, Jared Michael Nickerson, Stephen Lyons, JP Carter, Jesse Zubot, Hidayat Honari, Gordon Grdina, Neelamjit Dhillon, Hamin Honari, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Han Bennink, Wolter Wierbos, Mary Oliver, Michael Moore musically interpreting his baton strokes.

Up in Harlem on the 21st and the Sugar is amped to be in the mix on this event, and we appreciate Kim Knox for inviting us. Here’s how it’s going to play out at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. As part of a three-act series, Act I: Let There Be House/House Deconstructed will be a journey through the matrix that is house music. Reigning DJ’s Reborn, Selly, Moni & shErOck will play individual sets and together as a DJ orchestra and then to close the set there will be a live music house set by Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, conducted by Greg Tate, with special guest vocalists Lady Alma and Imani Uzuri. A one time event for sure, so be there!!