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Kenny Ball


Trumpet participant and vocalist in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen who sang strikes like “Midnight in Moscow” and “March from the Siamese Kids.” He worked well like a salesman for an marketing company while playing like a sideman in a variety of rings. He became the very first United kingdom jazz musician to be an honorary resident of New Orleans in 1963. He became involved to his wife Betty at age group seventeen. His music group toured with Louis Armstrong during his last European tour.

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Full Name Kenny Ball
Date Of Birth May 22, 1930
Died March 7, 2013, Basildon, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Profession Jazz Singer
Nationality English
Awards NME Award for British Traditional Jazz Band
Nominations NME Award for British Instrumental Unit
Movies Live It Up!, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
Star Sign Gemini

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1Trumpet-playing Jazz band leader who had a number two hit in both the UK and USA in 1961 with 'Midnight in Moscow'.



Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who2007Documentary performer: "Big Noise From Winnetka", "Lazy River"
Monkey Dust2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waking Up in Reno2002arranger: "The Stars and Stripes"
Pop Go the Sixties!1969TV Movie arranger: "Midnight in Moscow" / performer: "Midnight in Moscow"
Sing and Swing1963arranger: "Rondo", "Hand Me Down My Walking Shoes" / performer: "Rondo", "Hand Me Down My Walking Shoes"
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!1962performer: "Nineteen Nineteen March", "Beale Street Blues"



50s Britannia2013TV Series documentary dedicatee - 1 episode



Ready, Steady, Cook2009TV SeriesHimself
Jazz Britannia2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Highway1984TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game1981TV SeriesHimself
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club1975TV SeriesHimself
Musikladen1974TV Series
Whose Baby?1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Is Your Life1971TV Series documentaryHimself
Holiday Startime Special1970TV MovieHimself
The Golden Shot1969TV SeriesHimself
Its Vikki Carr1969TV SeriesHimself
Discotheque1969TV SeriesThemselves
Whistle Stop1968TV SeriesThemselves
Dee Time1967TV SeriesHimself
The London Palladium Show1967TV SeriesHimself - and his Jazzmen
Thank Your Lucky Stars1963-1966TV SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1961-1965TV SeriesThemselves

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Morecambe & Wise Christmas Cracker1993VideoHimself

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