Pocket Change
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Pocket Change

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The best kept secret in music



"You guys are incredible! Your music is totally original and you guys are so tight together."

"YES! You are all so good! Your playing gets me going every time." - None


"There's a real buzz about them around town." Seattle Jazz Educator Jake Bergevin

"Sounds great man. It was fun to play and I'd love to do it again." UW Jazz Professor Vern Sielert

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"You guys have something really special going on." Sound Engineer @ The Nectar Lounge

"Pocket Change is a great band and you should be playing a LOT more." John Bishop - Owner of Origin Records - None


Although we have yet to submit our materials to press for reviews, P-Change has recieved plenty of feedback from fans and music professionals. Here are some highlights: - None


"Live Funk" EP - April 2006
Untitled Full Length Album - June 2006


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Pocket Change is a seven-piece funk project out of Seattle. Modeled after the funk groups of the 70’s, P-Change has enjoyed great success locally as a band that can get audiences up and moving, and has created a buzz due to their high level of musicianship, incredible stage energy, and deep groove.

In early spring, P-Change will hit the studio to begin work on a full-length album and has recently released a four track EP entitled Live Funk, a raw compilation of live original material including the high-energy crowd pleaser “MSC”. A busy schedule of local shows and festivals will support both releases and increase awareness of this energetic live act.

The members of P-Change are all intensely focused jazz, funk, and fusion musicians. Drummer Tarik Abouzied and bassist Jake Amster develop the kind of groove that funk audiences have come to know and love. Along with guitarist Cameron Peace and keyboardist Orlando Morales, they provide support and energy that can bring the house down. Unmatched by any horn section in town, trumpeter Scott Morning, alto saxophonist Art Brown, and tenor saxophonist Jon Armstrong have the precision and fire to raise the eyebrows of the skilled musician and casual listener alike.

Pocket Change has shared the stage with local funk bands The Soul Pistols, Goodybagg, and Altered States of Funk and has played successful shows at The Nectar, Tost, The Scarlet Tree, The Rainbow, Tommy’s Nightclub, and Finn MacCool’s. UW Assistant Professor of Jazz Vern Sielert and PSCC Professor of Music Mike McGee joined ranks with P-Change during the summer of 2005 and both expressed high respect for both their music and exciting live presence.

Be sure to keep an eye and ear out for music from Pocket Change’s new release Live Funk on KEXP’s Sonarchy Radio and at local venues and festivals.