Butxaca, pronounced boo-ja-ka, means Pocket in Valenciano, as in, in the pocket / in the groove...


Butxaca are a new Brighton sextet playing an eclectic mix of jazz influenced music who met playing together in various bands in Brighton (Trees, SJO, Studio 9, The Elevators, SkaKestra, Jazz for Small Dogs) and share a passion for tunes that groove and energise, or touch your soul.

With originals by Simon De Souza, Joshua Redman,

Herbie Hancock, Chris McGregor and others.

Band members

Jane Stimpson ~ trumpet

Beccy Rork ~ sax

Andy Pickett ~ sax

Steve Morgan ~ keyboards

John Bedford ~ bass

Phil Naylor ~ drums


Thursday 16th June  Butxaca The Brunswick 8pm £8/£10 door

Recent Gigs

Saturday 22nd January 

Ropetackle Arts Centre Terry Pack's A Conference of the Trees

Saturday 4th December   Butxaca  at the Jazz Lounge launch sessions, Eastbourne 

Sunday 21st November  Butxaca at The Brunswick Holland Road Hove 

Sunday 25th July  Butxaca at The Brunswick Holland Road Hove

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

Recent Gigs

Saturday 18th January  Butxaca The Round Georges  Sutherland Rd

Sunday  24th November  JOKO and Butxaca  The Brunswick Hove 

Saturday  5th October  Butxaca  The Round Georges  BN2 0EQ

Saturday 22nd June with JOKO double bill, The Brunswick, Hove.  Afrojazz-flavoured funkbeat meets groove-suffused jazz with originals by Simon De Souza, and covers of Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Chris McGregor and others.

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