Blas: Jazz in Malvern with Jim Mullen – 13 April 2022

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Blas - Jazz in Malvern


Elmslie House will be opening its doors to another fine trio of jazz musicians on Wednesday 13 April 2022.

This time the Grade II listed building, with its beautifully restored décor and acoustics will play host to the well-known  award-winning guitarist, Jim Mullen, who must have played every jazz venue from Aberdeen to Andover and beyond on numerous occasions. Mullen, who is probably best known for his 80’s partnership with saxophonist Dick Morrissey, in the Morrissey-Mullen duo.

Now, he will now be playing alongside  Hammond organ virtuoso, Ross Stanley, together with a prodigious young drummer fresh from the festival scene, Joel Barford. Mullen must have criss-crossed this country hundreds of times in his jazz career, gracing every venue with his repertoire of well-known jazz tunes played with humour and expertise, and his endless energy.

Stanley’s Hammond organ will feature with its distinctive sound conjuring up the sound of the 1950s made famous by the likes of James Brown and Georgie Fame. The keyboard virtuosos started playing at the age of four. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and has been in demand ever since. His mastery of the instrument has meant he has played with with some of the greats of our time, such as Jamie Cullen, Tom Jones and Simply Red.

Barford although only 24 years old, is making a splash on the music scene, and has already played audiences of 65,000 at festivals. He is at home playing jazz, folk or rock and has built a reputation for his polished technique and dedication to practice and learning. He is the go-to drummer for the Nigel Price Organ Trio, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, CC Smugglers.

Blas – Jazz In Malvern is delighted to bring these three fine musicians to the town.

Tickets are on sale via or visit our website at

Previous gigs have sold out, so get tickets early to guarantee a seat. Visit or   Doors open 6.45pm. Support band to start at 7pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07889 752169 for more information.