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 released on Ubuntu Records 07/02/2020.
“Gleefully combining African, Latin American and even Scottish influences
with exuberant energy”
“Fresh and vibrant”
BBC Radio 3
Joshua Elcock – Trumpet
Michael Butcher – Tenor Sax
Alan Benzie – Keyboard
Ben MacDonald – Guitar
David Bowden – Bass and Compositions
Stephen Henderson – Drums