Butxaca are a 6-piece band playing an eclectic mix of jazz-influenced music, exploring well known pieces from the likes of Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard, to rarely heard gems discovered by members of the band and arranged Butxaca style, with three frontline horns and a solid three piece rhythm section driving the groove.
The band’s name, pronounced boo-ja-ka, translated from Spanish language Valenciano, literally means pocket, and Butxaca aim to play music that grooves ‘in the pocket’.
Butxaca was originally formed to play the music of the renowned and much-missed saxophonist, composer, and music educator Simon D’souza, whose songbook is showcased in the signature Butxaca style, bringing to life a unique and influential voice of the Sussex jazz community.
Recent additions to the set include music from Barbara Thompson, Brian Blade, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Billy Strayhorn, Ahmad Jamal and David Fathead Newman.
Butxaca are: Beccy Rork - tenor saxophone Jane Stimpson - trumpet/flugelhorn Andy Pickett - baritone saxophone/bass clarinet Steve Morgan - keyboards/synth John Bedford - bass Phil Naylor – drums