Besides running his combo, BOB McMULLIN featured a weekly CBC Canada radio
program in which his large studio orchestra would broadcast live from dance floor of the Troc Ballroom. (Full radio control room facilities were in a
room just off to the left of the stage).
Bob also had a popular quartette which played weekends at Chic's Supper Club,
(near and opposite the present site of the Coast Terrace Inn on the old Calgary Trail which in those days was considered to be out in the country!).
Bob later went on to Winnipeg were he became Musical Director with the
CBC Radio Network (Western Division) until his retirement.
A few years ago, he returned to Edmonton for a quick visit to look up
his old musical friends. He was invited to sit in with our band on clarinet/sax at one of our morning rehearsals. Sadly, a few months later, Bob
passed away very suddenly.
George Lake, and his 'ol buddy Bob McMullin 47 years later
Edmonton's First Jazz Concert,
Trocadero Ballroom, May 7, 1950
Bob McMullin Sextet
Bob McMullin - clarinet
Cec Miller - Piano
Dick Taylor - Guitar
Bill Chisholm - Vibes
Jim Moffat - Drums
Jim Cummins - Bass