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.
Beccy Rork - tenor saxophone
Jane Stimpson - trumpet/flugelhorn
Andy Pickett - baritone saxophone/bass clarinet
Steve Morgan - keyboards/synth
John Bedford - bass
Phil Naylor – drums
UPCOMING GIGS 2024
Thursday 28th March Butxaca ~ The Jailhouse Arundel 8pm
Sunday 19th May Butxaca celebrate Simon D'souza ~
10 years on, we celebrate his unique and influential sound, featuring guest appearance from the Pitch Invaders.
The Brunswick Hove. All proceeds to The Brain Tumour Charity. 8pm
Saturday 30th September Butxaca ~ The Round Georges
Saturday 29th April Butxaca The Round Georges
Thursday March 30th Butxaca The Brunswick Holland Road Hove
Thursday 20th October Butxaca at The Brunswick Hove
Thursday 16th June Butxaca The Brunswick
Saturday 22nd January
Ropetackle Arts Centre Terry Pack's A Conference of the Trees
Saturday 4th December Butxaca Jazz Lounge launch sessions, Eastbourne
Sunday 21st November Butxaca at The Brunswick Holland Road Hove
Sunday 25th July Butxaca at The Brunswick Holland Road
Sunday 11th July Butxaca at the Birdcage Bandstand
Gigs cancelled due to Coronavirus
Friday 20th March JOKO and Butxaca The Round Georges
Friday 12th June JOKO and Butxaca double bill at The Brunswick 8pm
Saturday 18th January Butxaca The Round Georges Sutherland Rd
Saturday 5th October Butxaca The Round Georges BN2 0EQ
Saturday 11th May The Round Georgesas part of Brighton Festival.
Saturday March 23rd The Round Georges, Kemptown, Brighton
Friday Feb 22nd The Con Club, Lewes. With JOKO.
Sunday 20 January The Brunswick Hove, BN3 1JF
Saturday 24th November The Round Georges, Brighton
Thursday 15th February The Brunswick, Hove