Vorcza is explosive, a musical evolution at high speed. Appearing in Burlington for the first time since the 2017 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, this instrumental trio is comprised of Ray Paczkowski on hammond organ and keyboards, Gabe Jarrett on drums, and Rob Morse on acoustic and electric bass. Though the three members are known for their sideman roles in groups—from the Trey Anastasio Band to the Hadestown Orchestra—the democratic unit that is Vorcza (or Vorcza Trio) has been playing together for close to 20 years, and has continued to move and inspire crowds with their singular brand of fiery, danceable jazz/funk improvisation.
A standout on the eastern US creative music circuit since its inception in the early 2000s, Vorcza has two albums of original material to their credit, and have appeared on stage with luminaries Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Roseman, Cyro Batiste, and Nicholas Cassarino among many others. After performing at festivals from Bonnaroo to Evolve (in Nova Scotia), Vorcza returns to its roots at the 2021 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.