Joshua Elcock: Trumpet Michael Butcher: Saxophone Alan Benzie: Keyboards Ben MacDonald: Guitar David Bowden: Bass & Compositions Stephen Henderson: Drums
Recently signed to Ubuntu Records, Mezcla are a Glasgow based world/jazz fusion ensemble attracting attention for their soulful blend of eclectic jazz and infectious grooves. Skilfully fusing influences from West Africa to Latin America and beyond, Mezcla's music is distinguished by its uplifting melodies, shimmering textures, and visceral improvisation.
Led by bass player David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), the line-up features some of the best of Glasgow’s vibrant young jazz scene. Performance highlights have included BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend, Belladrum Festival, Celtic Connections and London Jazz Festival. Mezcla’s debut album ’Shoot the Moon’ will be launched in February 2020.
Quotes & Reviews
"One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish Jazz Scene at the moment"
BBC Radio Scotland
"Gleefully combining African, Latin American and even Scottish influences with exuberant energy"
Mezcla set a high standard with assured musicianship, a superbly grooving rhythm section and easily appreciated tunes"
"Fresh and vibrant... really uplifting jazz with world music flavours"
BBC Radio 3