Mezcla are a Glasgow based world/jazz fusion ensemble currently making waves throughout the UK. Led by bass player David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), The name Mezcla means mixture and the music draws from a wide range of genres and moods. Skilfully fusing modern jazz with African, Latin-American and RnB music influences, Mezclas music is distinguished by its uplifting melodies, shimmering textures, and visceral improvisation. The lineup includes Michael Butcher on tenor sax, Joshua Elcock on trumpet, Alan Benzie (Berklee Billboard winner) on keys, Ben MacDonald on guitar, David Bowden on bass and compositions, Stephen Henderson (Jazzwise One to Watch 2018) on drums and Steve Forman (veteran LA studio musician) on percussion. Nominated for 'Best Band' at the 2018 Scottish Jazz Awards, the band have been touted by Jazz FM, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 3.