Elvin Jones by Christian Payne ©
Elvin Jones by Christian Payne © Documentally

We here at BMA have been gathering information on Birmingham’s own Ronnie Scott’s now for some years. As with everything, there’s never enough time to gather our thoughts, so on that note, we thought if we could at least set the seed for those jazz lovers in Birmingham, they too could start contributing. We kick off proceedings with a beautiful photo of drummer Elvin Ray Jones – famed for many albums and the all-important ‘A Love Supreme’, alongside John Coltrane. Elvin sadly passed away in May of 2004, so it felt fitting in May of 2019 for us to jazz it up a little. Huge thanks to Christian Payne for this glorious image. We have more photos, magazine scans, gig listings and clippings on the way, so do remember to pop back from time to time.