Pocket Change

Pocket Change


P-Change has earned a reputation as one of the tightest funk groups in the northwest with their unique blend of the classic funk sound with updated jazz and fusion sensibilities. Their incredible stage energy and deep groove make P-Change perfect for venues and festivals large and small.


Pocket Change is a seven-piece funk project based in Seattle, Washington. With an updated funk sound
described as a blend of Soulive and Tower of Power, P-Change has enjoyed great success as a band that can
get audiences up and moving. Since the release of their self-titled debut album in September 2006, Pocket
Change has created a buzz with their high level of musical ability, incredible stage energy, and deep groove.

Pocket Change has received radio play on KEXP, KSER, and internet radio stations across the US and Europe.
Their first album was featured on CDBaby.com's front page, and received a glowing review after earning top
spots on their Editor's Picks lists in the Funk and Jazz Fusion genres. Their arrival to the iTunes music store
was marked by an in-store appearance at the Apple Store in January 2007.

Their second album, 4, is a compilation of energetic live recordings of old and new Pocket Change material.
Recorded on six seperate dates at The Triple Door Musicquarium and Kate�s Pub, 4 features stripped down
arrangements of P-Change tunes played by different quartets from the seven-piece line-up. To celebrate the
December �07 release, Pocket Change will perform on the Triple Door Mainstage with special guests
including Maktub�s Thaddeus Turner, Swampdweller�s Marc Fendel, Industrial Revelation�s Evan
Flory-Barnes, members of the Seahawks drumline Blue Thunder, and Seattle area jazz monster Jay Thomas.

The members of P-Change are all intensely focused jazz, funk, and fusion musicians who thrive on bringing
their formal musical training and creative talent to the dance floor. Drummer Tarik Abouzied and bassist Jake
Amster have developed the kind of pocket that funk and jazz audiences have come to know and love. Along
with guitarist Cameron Peace and keyboardist Tim Wright, they provide the support and energy that
trumpeter Scott Morning, alto saxophonist Art Brown, and tenor saxophonist Andrew Swanson need behind
virtuosic solos and fiery horn lines.

Pocket Change has performed at venues, fairs, and festivals all over the Seattle area such as Qwest Field, The
Tractor Tavern, Nectar Lounge, The U-District Street Fair, The Fremont Fair, and The Bite
of Seattle. They have opened for national act The Breakfast (aka The Psychadelic Breakfast)
and have shared the stage with local groups Altered States of Funk, Swampdweller, and as
back-up band for Geo Logic of The Blue Scholars. Members of P-Change have shared the stage
with Allen Vizzuti, Terri Lynn Carrington, Charlie Hunter, Ingrid Jensen, Scott Wendholt, Bobby Previte,
Terell Stafford, Skerik, Marco Benevento, and Wynton Marsalis.


"4" - Live Quartet Album 12/2007
"Pocket Change" - Self-Titled Debut Album 9/2006
"Live Funk" - Live EP 3/2006

Set List

Our typical set list includes funk originals and covers from bands/artists like Stevie Wonder, The Headhunters, The Ohio Players, Wayne Shorter, and Soulive. Sets last anywhere from 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the venue/crowd. The Pocket Change book has 4 hours of material that can suit any performance situation be it at clubs, bars, festivals, or fairs.