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  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018

    Kenny Ball's Greatest Hits

    Admission £15

    Kenny Ball

    Ian Bateman - trombone

    Alan Bateman - trumpet & vocals

    Tom ‘Spats’ Langham – banjo

    Craig Milverton - piano

    Trevor Whiting -clarinet

     Nick Millward - drums

    John Day - double bass

     

    In the 1960’s the great bands of Ball, Barber and Bilk packed out theatres, dance halls and jazz clubs all over the world and enjoyed chart success in Britain and the USA.  One of the most successful was Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Kenny’s band was frequently in the charts with songs such as Samantha, I Wanna Be Like You and his biggest hit Midnight In Moscow, which reached number 2 in both the UK and US charts, not to mention the residencies on the Morecambe & Wise Show and Saturday Night At The Mill. It was one of the great bands and with these top jazz musicians, you will be transported back to the that time.  Ian Bateman, himself a part of this scene as a member of the bands of Acker Bilk and Terry Lightfoot (not to mention frequently deputising in the bands of Kenny Ball and Humphrey Lyttelton), has made the bold decision to keep the flag flying for British jazz. Hot on the heels of his very successful Louis Armstrong tribute shows with the Bateman Brothers Jazz Band, he has put this exciting new show together to celebrate one of the most exciting British jazz bands of all time.

     

    Ian’s band is the only one out there capable of performing my Father’s music with the power and excitement of the original band. Kenny loved the Bateman Brothers Jazz Band and I’m sure he would be pleased that through this show, his hit songs will endure in the best possible way