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Burnt Sugar (The Arkestra Chamber) Lands On The Bridge: Sept. 21st at 10 pm

A sprawl­ing band of musi­cians from NYC, whose prodi­gious per­son­nel allows them to freely jug­gle a wide swath of the exper­i­men­tal soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum, Burnt Sugar moves amongst many styles, eras and gen­res to devise its own excit­ing hybrids while hon­oring its deep­est inspi­ra­tions: the first post-modernists of Amer­i­can music including Duke Elling­ton, Sun Ra, Par­lia­ment Funkadelic and The Art Ensem­ble of Chicago.

Join the party as Burnt Sugar joins WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on Friday, September 21st at 10 pm. Fresh off their visit to record store and local treasure Jaz Sound, The Arkestra Chamber transports the experience to The Bridge.

Tune in as they discuss their upcoming performance at the Painted Bride Art Center on September 28th, featuring ground-breaking arrangements inspired by Miles Davis and James Brown.  Stick around for a WRTI in-studio live performance or two that will surely resurrect the spirits of Miles and JB as the band prepares for their concert.


J. Michael Harrison’s first radio show, WPEB’s “Is That Jazz” launched in June of 1993. In 1994 he began volunteering with WRTI as a production assistant. In 1996, J. Michael debuted his own program, The Bridge, which continues to air Friday evenings on WRTI.