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.
"Gleefully combining African, Latin American and even Scottish influences with exuberant energy"
- The Scotsman
"Highly accomplished music-making..."
- BBC Radio Scotland
"Fresh and vibrant... really uplifting jazz with world music flavours"
- BBC Radio 3
Joshua Elcock - Trumpet
Michael Butcher - Saxophone
Alan Benzie - Keyboards
Ben MacDonald - Guitar
David Bowden - Bass + Compositions
Stephen Henderson - Drums
Rachel Lightbody - Vocals
Steve Forman - Percussion