Original voice of Jim Mullen with his trio for Ent Shed jazz

Jim Mullen.
Jim Mullen.

Jazz at The Ent Shed presents The Jim Mullen Organ Trio on Friday, February 6.

Jim will be bringing along his renowned organ trio featuring Mike Gorman and Matt Skelton to this Friday gig - next month it will return to its usual first Thursday of the month slot at the Castle Road venue.

Jim Mullen is a truly original voice in contemporary jazz guitar.

Originally from Glasgow he moved to London in 1969, going on to work in the groups of Pete Brown, Brian Auger, and Kokomo.

In 1975 he met sax player Dick Morrissey, and they began a 15-year association working as the legendary funk band Morrisey Mullen.

After the demise of this band he worked with jazz vocalist Claire Martin and formed a series of quartets.

As a sideman he is in demand by visiting US stars like Gene Harris, Mose Allison, Jimmy Smith, Weldon Irvine, Jimmy Witherspoon and Terry Collier.

He is twice winner of Best Guitar in the British Telecom jazz awards and Best Guitar in the British Jazz Awards for 2000.

The event starts with a support act at 7.30pm followed by two sets from the main act.

There will also be a jam afterwards for anyone to join in.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for students as well as under 18s being allowed in for free with a full paying adult (max two per adult).

They are available on the door but it is advised to book online at jazzattheentshed.weebly.com