Thu 21st June at 7:30pm
featuring Jamie Johnson
Mezcla is a world jazz/fusion collective at the forefront of Glasgows vibrant improvised music scene. Led by bass player David Bowden (BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), Mezcla features some of Scotlands brightest stars and is already attracting attention for its innovative blend of soulful jazz and energetic 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.
Acclaimed Glasgow-based artist Jamie Johnson has exhibited work across across Europe and Canada. Specialising in painting, printmaking and video, his work draws influences from modern and ancient cultural symbolism, resulting in gently surreal compositions featuring rich detail and collages of colour.
In a highly anticipated one-off collaboration, Mezcla will perform a brand new set of vibrant, genre-spanning jazz to accompany the evocative patterns and textures of Jamie’s atmospheric live visuals. This project has been made possible by Help Musicians UK.
“Fresh and vibrant… really uplifting jazz with world music flavours” – BBC Radio 3
Joshua Elcock – Trumpet
Michael Butcher – Tenor Sax
Alan Benzie – Keyboard
Ben MacDonald – Guitar
David Bowden – Electric Bass and Compositions
Stephen Henderson – Drums
Steve Forman – Percussion
Jamie Johnson – Live Visuals